Happy President’s Day, people.
We’ve got a mixed bag this morning, so here goes:
ABC has a piece about two young women killed over the weekend in separate shootings. The sister of one of the victims had just sat behind President Obama during his speech about gun violence here in Chicago.
Many shooting victims are taken to the hospital in an ambulance, but a BGA investigation shows that the city’s ambulances are in rough shape.
On a more upbeat note, Decatur student Derek Jones’s love of history could net him a $50,000 scholarship.
Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson’s tenure as a public servant appears to be history, but the race for his successor is heating up with just over a week to go. State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the race-a decision that prompted a sharp reaction from Debbie Halvorson, according to the Sun-Times. Halvorson said opponent Robin Kelly should “come clean.”
The Associated Press had a story about ex-wardens talking about the safety hazards of mixing inmate groups.
DNAInfo.com had a piece about a study on Chicago’s Puerto Rican community.
Oh, and by the way, the NBA All-Star Game took place yesterday. Chris Paul took home MVP honors as the West prevailed over the East, 143-138. Our reporting team had extensive coverage of the event.