Chicago students to ‘March for Our Lives’ in Union Park

CHICAGO — As many as 50,000 people are expected to take over Union Park on Saturday as Chicagoland students join the nationwide March for Our Lives movement.

A march and rally urging stricter gun control will kick off at 11 a.m. at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. Organizers expect anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 people to attend.

WGN's Erik Runge caught up with some of those students Friday.

"We are going to actually change something," 17-year-old Lauren Mlynek said. "There is something that's going to be done here."

While there were plenty of adults on hand Friday to help with rally preparations, it's students who are moving things forward.

"We are powerful and we know what we want," 16-year-old Natalie Daskal said. "We are not going to stop until we get that."

The march at Union Park is one of just hundreds around the country planned in conjunction with the march in Washington, D.C., which will also include teens from Chicago. WGN's Judy Wang caught up with some of those students Friday morning.