Mayor turns to radio DJ’s to help stop city violence

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A series of shootings across the city has injured at least 14 people since 5 p.m. Thursday night.

In one incident, a man and woman were shot through the wall of a house as they sat in the living room in the 300 block of East 136th street in south suburban Riverdale.

Both are in stable condition at Metro South Hospital.

A man and woman were also hit by shots near 104th and Wentworth after 9 p.m.

The woman was treated at the scene, the man walked to nearby Roseland Hospital for treatment of a wound in his backside.

Another shooting… this one a drive by… on the far North side injured two men who were attending a barbeque in the 1200 block of Touhy in Rogers Park.

On Friday, Mayor Emanuel and some radio personalities got together to announce a new anti-violence campaign called the “Put Down the Guns ” initiative.

The program promotes safety and violence prevention throughout the city.

The announcement comes after another violent night.

At least 14 people were wounded in shootings overnight.


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  • kirby14

    How about curfews and the National Guard?? Things are WAY out of control! I see that some of these shooting happen in the day time, but wouldn't having a curfew at dusk/dark be of some help? And com'n Chicago – put on your 'big boy pants' and ask for some outside help!

  • Duh

    Bodes well. Could be a great weekend. Hey Stupidintendent McGoofy, better get your head up the Ballerina's derriere or you might hear gunfire. Last week when the Stupidintendent was on the street we had a year record number of shootings.

  • Lynn

    We see Bible prophecy being fulfilled at 2Timothy 3:1-5 where it explains that we are living in the last days of this system.In the near future God will get rid of all pain and suffering by means of his government.We can look forward to living on a Paradise earth.This wonderful promise keeps me from losing hope.With God all things are possible.

  • Karen

    Always good to hear peoples opinion of the shootings. One fact I can say as a black woman is all of the shit you hear on the news and radio might be minority but guess what it is not all black people. I live in a mixed suburb-financial and race wise and we ride our bikes, cut our grass, up keep our homes, go to work, have block clubs and so forth. I have 4 brothers and 1 sister, both parents in the home all kids went to college and everyone is in their career path, financial advisors, school teachers and entrepreneurs. Without a doubt you will base all your opinions on the bad apples that come from broken or poor homes and raised with little or no support. Sad to see a few idiots making all look bad.

    • Truth

      Karen there is absolute truth in what you are saying but the problem is there are more than just a few bad apples. There is a whole segment of the Black American community this is morally bankrupt, vicious, violent, broken, hopeless, no work ethic, etc. Look at Englewood, Chatham, Gage Park, Roseland, etc, etc. The people that are the problem are so far gone that they don't even see an issue with whats going on around them. If they don't see the problems how can they raise their own children properly? And here we are in Chicago and every other major urban area with people that this society does not know what to do with. The whole situation is grim.

  • John

    Stay off Social Media.
    Do not sit in a car.
    Off the street before 8:00PM.
    Don't act like a rapper

    That should save a bunch of lives!

  • larry t

    President Obama and the mayor should provide jobs for the people of Chicago or call in the natonal guards.

  • Seriously

    Just how lame can he get? He might as well hold a press conference and tell people not to hurt each other.

  • Free Advice

    Turn off the rap music.
    Go to school hit the books and do the home work.
    Take pride in your appearance, don't dress like a thug and pull up the pants.
    Don't hangout with gangsters, thugs and losers.
    Have a good ethic, be professional and take pride in your work. Use good manners.
    Go to Church.

  • Makin Bakin

    Dont worry it wont be too long before he passes a bill to feed people to the lions and opens up a Fema camp to kettle you into for breathing too hard.

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