Protesters interrupt council meeting

Protesters interrupt council meeting, deliver 300 letters to Mayor’s Office in attempt to curb gun violence

By Alex Whittler

It’s still unclear what will become of the city’s unclaimed $15 million of property tax rebate money. Some people have at least one idea of how the funds could combat one of the city’s most infamous issues. Medill reporter Alex Whittler was there as a group of Chicago South and West Siders took their message to City Hall.

Photo at top: Students prepare to deliver 300 letters pleading for anti-gun violence funding to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office. (Alex Whittler/MEDILL)