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Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015

Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015

Associated Press

May 26, 2020

Nine people were killed and another 27 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago as of early Monday, already marking the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in the city since 2015. Chicago police increased patrols and community organizations deployed mediators to neighborhood “hot spots" to try to stem...

Chicago police plan more holiday, summer weekend patrols

Under Lightfoot's discretion, there has been a higher presence of CPD in CTA stations.

Associated Press

May 24, 2020

Chicago Police are increasing patrols and other agencies will help staff a new operations center beginning this weekend as the Memorial Day holiday marks a traditional summer kickoff. Police often reports spikes in violent crime during summer weekends and holidays, and Superintendent David Brown said...

Putting the meaning back into Memorial Day

Veteran Liaisons, Bridget M. Keane (left) and Daniel Eggensammer (right), members of the Office of Veteran Affairs, working the Memorial Day informational and games event.

Lili Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018

When we think of Memorial Day, we often think of barbecues, parades, time off school and the beginning of summer. We also tend to forget what exactly our nation is actually celebrating. “Memorial Day is a national day where we get to spend time with our families, but we need to remember their sacrifice,”...

Memorial Day: Honoring the fallen at DePaul

Attendees to the Memorial Day event in the DePaul Center Thursday have a moment of silence to remember soldiers who have served. (Luisa Fuentes / The DePaulia)

Luisa Fuentes

May 24, 2015

DePaul veterans say Memorial Day isn’t about them, but their comrades’ sacrifice Read More »...

Homeward bound: Veterans at DePaul

Jeremy Giacomino, second from left, and a group of veterans at DePaul participated as a team in the Tough Mudder, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle race. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Giacomino.

Kyle Tyrrell

May 19, 2014

War has been a part of the American narrative since its inception. Memorial Day is more than a day off from classes. It’s a time to observe the sacrifices of our veterans, both living and dead. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, approximately 300,000 troops have flown over the Atlantic Ocean, sacrificing...

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