Village Free Press || Sunday, August 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Two weeks after a double homicide rocked Maywood and two mass shootings less than a day apart rocked the nation, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Maywood to discuss his Chicago HEAL initiative — a plan that involves the senator and 10 Chicago area hospitals, including Loyola University Medical Center, collaborating on ways of “strengthening neighborhood engagement to reduce violence and improve health,” according to a summary of the initiative available online.
“People say to me, ‘What are we going to do about the gun violence in America?’ I mean it’s horrible,” said Durbin during a town hall meeting held Aug. 7 at the Lightford Recreation Center, 809 Madison St. in Maywood. “The latest stories are heartbreaking stories.” Continue to the Village Free Press
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