Chicagoland, Episode Six. Gunshot Victims, Gunshot Repairmen, School Attendance and New Beginnings.

In this episode of Chicagoland, you got to see the survivors of being shot in South Side gang violence.  Then, down the assembly line to Dr. Dennis at Cook County Hospital.  It was nice to see Dr. Dennis and his wife attend the concert in the park.  Then Riccardo Muti, director of the Chicago Symphony spoke about Chicago as a great American city and bringing music to the entire city.

So, yes, I started this with gunshot victims then the gunshot repairmen at Cook County Hospital.

The school attendance goes back to Fenger High School, where Principal Elizabeth Dozier may have to cut positions, because they have lost so much money from too few students attending.  Will have to see if there is an eleventh hour rescue.  I hope so, for her sake.

Eric Wilkins, a gunshot victim himself struggles to keep the peace in his South Side neighborhood and prevent others from getting shot.  One scene made you realize how quickly anger boils over.  These kids have to make the decision to step back from the edge.  I get that it isn’t easy.  I’ve toyed with that edge in my younger days.  So this isn’t abstract for me.  The change has to come from within.  You have to know what you have to lose.

Mayor Emanuel was working to expand the Chicago Transit Authority Red Line and bring stores to neighborhoods without them.  It means jobs and places to shop.

Mayor Emanuel hit the nail on the head, when he said Chicago has to work at it to be a top level city.  It helps that the President of the United States went from Hyde Park Chicago to the White House.



About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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