Teens grill mayor about city violence

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Shortly after the Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced an 18-year-old teen had been charged in the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, Mayor Rahm Emanuel got a grilling from teens on the South Side.

The students, who are upper classmen at several Chicago public high schools, are participating in Greencorps Youth Program, a violence prevention summer employment program.

Greencorps, sponsored by the “Leave No Veteran Behind” non-profit organization, has an innovative bike repair project and a program that teaches young people about urban agriculture.

After viewing a garden project on the corner of 76th and Saginaw, the mayor sat down Thursday with 20 students to a Papa Johns pizza lunch held in the basement of the Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Not surprisingly, several questions from the teens had to do with ongoing gun violence….READ MORE

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