Enough... when will Illinois have had enough... I'm disgusted beyond words that the one thing Government must provide: basic security in our homes and streets; is just totally beyond us.
I listened to this story on the way to Rochelle this AM and it makes you cry to listen to her friends talk on the radio.
Update: Here's Dawn Turner Trice in today's Trib,
Maybe what bothers me most is that the criminals as well as too many lawmakers just don't seem to care.And a few lines down we find Sen Obama singing with Bush and Cheney at the Gridiron,
The Democrat from Illinois can sing. And, as it turns out, he can do so on tune and with rhythm.Trice is right here when she concludes,
At the Gridiron Club dinner, with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney a few seats away, Obama delivered the Democratic response to an audience of hundreds of journalists and dignitaries Saturday evening. After he finished, even the president offered a touch of backhanded praise.
This I do know: Spring is not a hopeful season for everyone in Chicago. For residents of neighborhoods like Englewood, the warm weather doesn't just signal for them to prepare the ground for budding flowers.It's not a hopeful time for many neigborhoods in Chicago and else where in Illinois. I like to see some bi partisan good humor, but this isn't the time to be silent about thugs taking over.
And the coming season doesn't always invite the children to play, outdoors or apparently indoors, for that matter.
In the poorest communities, spring beckons for the thugs to come out and ply their reckless trade and, too often, for the parents to get flowers ready for the graves.
Crime should be an issue, and someone will comment gun control is the answer. There was a time I would have been sympathetic to that but I don't know how you can face someone in Englewood and tell them they should disarm themselves when the City can't control the streets.