The shooting gallery that is Chicago

Rick Moran
Chicago: How did the poet Carl Sandburg put it? HOG Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: He might have added, "Shooting gallery of the nation." Chicago Tribune: As she headed out the door Sunday morning, Adrianne Wilberton put on a brave face. It was time to tell one of her sons the news, and she didn't want him hearing it from anyone else. But her composure unraveled as she walked toward the car, a barrage of neighbors hugging her on the way out of her apartment. By the time she reached the front lawn, the mother of six was in tears. "Our son is dead! Oh Jesus!" the 57-year-old screamed, referring to her other son, Cortez, who was killed earlier that morning on Chicago's West Side. "Oh my God! Oh my God! We were just talking." At least 33 people were shot -- six of them fatally -- Saturday afternoon through Father's Day Sunday, stretching from 94th...(Read Full Post)

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