Residents of Gary and East Chicago on Sunday marched in protest of the violence plaguing their communities and rallied for opportunities for the children who live in them.
GARY | The Unicratic Action Committee is sponsoring a youth rally called Saving Our Selves from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the east corner lot at 23rd Avenue and Broadway.
Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, is throwing her support behind a new anti-violence initiative in Chicago — getting kids involved in boxing programs.
CHICAGO | Can learning to punch someone reduce violence in Chicago?
GARY | Gary’s Police Chief Wade Ingram is has called on the church community to help drive an anti-violence message in the city. Last week, Chief Ingram held the first meeting to encourage community cooperation.
The family of Rene Anthony Alonzo honored his memory last month at the National Night Out Against Crime event in East Chicago, where he was slain in 2007.
EAST CHICAGO | Family and friends of Rene Anthony Alonzo recently held a candlelight vigil and march in his honor.
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