The students wanted to sound off on the idea that violence has transformed Chicago into Chiraq, the oft-used term that oversimplifies and under-represents the realities of Chicago. Here are their thoughts in their own words:
Bradwell 5th-graders sound off - Chicago isn't Chiraq
The tone of her inquiries, sometimes negative, comes off to her husband as second-guessing and distrust.
The 29-year-old walked into the 19th District police station after being stabbed in the chest just after 3 a.m. in the 800 block of West Addison Street, Chicago police said.
The five killed between midnight and 4 a.m. has already made Saturday Chicago’s deadliest day in shootings since Sept. 10, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.