Chicago needs to crack down on illegal expressway-blocking protests

By John Ruberry For the second time in less than a month, left-wing protesters illegally blocked a major Chicago expressway, with the goal of bringing attention to gun violence in America's third-largest city. You know what? People in Chicago and its suburbs already know about the homicide epidemic. As do most people nationwide. Last year … Continue reading Chicago needs to crack down on illegal expressway-blocking protests

Why is Rahm letting Chicago’s murder crisis go to waste?

By John Ruberry Chicago is five days removed from its bloodiest May in twenty-one years. Two decades Chicago had more residents, so on a per capita basis May 2016 is even worse than it seems. The Tuesday tally for Memorial Day weekend carnage¬†was six dead and 69 wounded. You might as well add a seventh … Continue reading Why is Rahm letting Chicago’s murder crisis go to waste?

No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago

By John Ruberry While the protests and the riots were raging in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting by a police officer of Michael Brown. a nine year-old South Side Chicago African-American boy, Antonio Smith, was shot to death near railroad tracks that mark the boundary between rival factions of the Gangster Disciples street gang. No … Continue reading No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago