Illinois senators join the movement against gun violence

By Kaitlin Englund Medill Reports Showing solidarity with students across the nation, approximately 100 Illinois senators, lobbyists and staff walked out at the Capitol in Springfield Wednesday morning to remember those who have died from gun violence in Chicago and throughout the United States. “We are here today, not as politicians but as colleagues committed […]

Educators push back against guns in schools

By Kaitlin Englund Medill Reports As the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting nears, and lawmakers debate provisions for gun safety and reform, Chicago-area educators say that arming teachers is not a viable solution and challenge the nation’s leaders to find alternative solutions. “I think it’s so beyond ridiculous,” said Matt Walsh, a history […]

Local schools to join national movement against gun violence

Washington D.C. Teens for Gun Reform

By Kaitlin Englund Medill Reports Schools across Cook, DuPage and Lake County will walk out on March 14 in solidarity with students across the nation who are protesting gun violence. The national call for school walkouts follows the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student killed […]