Tonight on Chicago Tonight, we are devoting the entire hour to the epidemic of gun violence that has hit parts of Chicago. Some of our guests will include Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton (the mother of murder victim Hadiya Pendleton), Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Additionally, we will be joined by a studio audience made up of members of the community, including young people who face the issues of gun violence in their everyday lives.
Our goal is to take stock of where the city is in the fight against violence and to hear from people whose lives are impacted by it. We may not solve anything tonight, but we feel it is our responsibility to keep the conversation going on the most critical issue the city is facing.
I hope you tune in. We will also be live streaming the show on our website and facilitating an online web chat with featured guest panelist Tio Hardiman, the Director of CeaseFire Illinois. Click here to participate.