Monthly Archives: October 2017

West Siders voice worries about gun violence

By XUEER ZHANG Lifelong Austin resident Jessica LaShawn was walking with two of her teenage students by her home near North and Central avenues on a recent Saturday when they heard the sound of gun fire. She was terrified; the teens with her reacted differently. “The kids were just like, ‘Oh, they shooting,’ and just kept on their Instagram and…

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Nonprofit Teams Up With Cook County to Bring Homeless Veteran’s Remains Home From Illinois to Florida

The body of a homeless veteran will be returned to his grieving family. A Chicago nonprofit stepped in to help out. They’re hoping to bring awareness to homelessness and veterans in Cook County.   The body of a homeless 48-year-old Desert Storm veteran remained at the Cook County medical examiner’s office Monday as his family in Florida struggled to bring…

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