Crime dominates GOP governor’s debate against backdrop of mass shootings – Chicago Tribune

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“How much more carnage are we willing to accept,” President Biden said in a speech to the nation Thursday night, urging Congress to take action against gun violence. If lawmakers fail to act, he warned, voters should use their “outrage” to put gun violence at the center of November’s midterm elections.

The two young men accused of carrying out the Buffalo and Uvalde massacres followed a well-known path: They legally bought semi-automatic rifles after they turned 18, posted images intended to show their strength and threat — and aimed those weapons on innocent people.

Meanwhile, more details are emerging about a deadly shooting in Tulsa. Police said a man who blamed his surgeon for lingering pain after recent back surgery bought an AR-style rifle and hours later opened fire at a medical office there, killing the doctor and three other people in an attack that ended up taking his own gun. to live.

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State Sen. Darren Bailey doubled down on his comments that he viewed Chicago as a crime-ridden “hell” during a debate between Republican candidates for governor, while also aggressively branding rival Richard Irvin as a “corrupt Democrat.” But Aurora mayor Irvin tried to silence criticism from Bailey and his other GOP rivals, saying they were upset because he “hurt their political ambitions”.

But overall, it was the crime issue that dominated the hour-long debate. It was the first and likely last forum broadcast with all six GOP candidates ahead of the June 28 primary — though Petersburg contender Jesse Sullivan participated remotely after testing positive for COVID-19.

An Oak Park and River Forest High School administrator had just completed a presentation on student assessment last week when school board member Ralph Martire nervously grabbed a phrase that had cropped up several times. “Fair judgment practices — people will hear that and not understand,” he said. “We’re going to get some very uninformed comments about this.”

He was right.

South side Ald. Roderick Sawyer, whose father was mayor in the 1980s, will run for the top position at City Hall. Sawyer’s statement marks an extraordinary break with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who selected him to join the city council leadership team as chair of the health and human services committee. In an interview with the Tribune, Sawyer criticized Lightfoot’s combative leadership style, saying her disdain for councilors makes it difficult for city councils to get things done.

Asked about Sawyer’s entry into the race, Lightfoot said she will announce her reelection campaign next week and defend her record. “Another day, another man who thinks he can do this job better than me,” Lightfoot said.

When The Onion moved its editorial activities from New York to Chicago ten years ago, nearly a third of East Coast writers refused to relocate, raising concerns that the satirical publication could lose its comedic acuity.

Three owners, a pandemic and a decade of political divisions later, The Onion, itself proclaimed “America’s Finest News Source,” somehow navigates hard times and the fragmented digital media landscape with its unique sense of humor that still intact. However, being funny in 2022 is not an easy task.

Summer 2022 is the season of music festivals and live concerts in Chicago. In early June, Sueños Festival in Grant Park and Coldplay at Soldier Field are already memories of Memorial Day.

Looking ahead, Chicago Gospel Music Festival will take place June 4 at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Phoebe Bridgers will play at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island on June 4 and the Chicago Blues Festival will run June 9-12 at Jay Pritzker Pavilion and more venues at Millennium Park.

In April, executive chef Michael Lachowicz announced on Facebook a “seismic change” at both of his acclaimed restaurants in the suburbs of Winnetka, Aboyer and George Trois.

Now we can finally see what Lachowicz had in mind. Both of his restaurants, writes Nick Kindelsperger of the Tribune, have been gutted, completely redesigned and refreshed with new menus. Even the facade of the building, which was black, is painted ivory.

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