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a father is gunned down a family party and police are searching for the suspect. this says the mayor and police superintendent announced new strategies to crack down on violence. good afternoon everyone i am steve sanders. >> and i am dina bair we begin with the shooting of the father. >> this 33 year-old veteran was celebrating memorial day when he was shot and killed. he was one of 10 shooting victims that died over the weekend due to gun violence. he served eight years in the united states coastguard
and was having a picnic with his family members and gunshots rang out. he and another man were shot the father was pronounced dead at hospital and worked full-time as a security officer and just purchased a home with his fiancee. family members and residents say the mayor has to make this a top issue. >> she is only 1 years old and does not have a father what am i going to tell her. i will be fine but what am i going to tell my baby how do i explain that bad things happen to good people. >> what is the plan for the people? we don't care what he
does for the out-of-towners or the immigrants what is he going to do for the residents that are here every day we are occupied all the time we are prisoners in our own house. we have it so many veterans in this family and we cannot even celebrate a day to honor them without someone leading reallybleeding really? we're live on the south side. >> on the heels of that violent weekend in chicago the mayor will unveil a new strategy is today to reduce crime in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods. we're live at the washington park field house with that story. >> both said the mayor and
police superintendent are upset and anchored over the violence that gripped the city over the holiday weekend and that is what they are aggressively pushing its new strategy to curb gun violence and a key component is to go after gangs in their area. they said there are more than 600 factions of gangs and chicagoin chicago. since friday 10 people were killed and 43 injured in shooting incidents across the city the new initiative includes a bigger reliance on technology to track and activity including threats on its social media web sites. there is also an effort to focus on businesses such as liquor stores that proved to be magnets for trouble.
>> we need to get ourselves in a proactive footing on both sides and what i mean about that miwok let me tell you about the liquor stores in the city areas it is like a cancer. >> we have the same amount of shooting said that we did last year at this is not a new problem but a new solution we are trying to apply to it. >> cpd is creating its own ballistic unit and so far over 30 businesses are on a police watch list due to criminal activity inside or nearby. >> 1 chicago teenager is dead after an overnight shooting. this 14 year-old was eating with
his older sister at this pizza and liquor stores when a gunman standing on the sidewalk fired multiple gunshots into the store. the 14 year-old boy was shot in the face and taken to a local hospital where he later died. police say suspects are in custody in connection to the shooting but have given no further details. >> police are saying very little about an investigation into the death of a west suburban police officer. this theme of police officer was found dead yesterday in her home. an autopsy is now being performed today she was a 10 year veteran of the brain police department and her death is now under investigation by the major crimes task force. >> the full illinois house is now considering a bill to reform public employee pensions and illinois which could mean higher taxes for suburban homeowners.
democrats want to shift the burden of funding teacher pensions from the state to local school districts based in chicago property taxpayers already pay for retirement benefits and public schools. republicans say that is because chicago gets a bigger share of the state education funds compared with the suburban schools which are funded exclusively by local property taxes. >> as senator mark kirk continues to recover from a stroke his ex-wife is not filing a complaint against him. he and his wife have been divorced for three years and she still joined his senate campaign a year later and was paid for her work. she now claims his then girlfriend was paid more than three times as much the as she was. the
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and this has been your on the money report. >> old saint is that friends are forever but as most of us know that is not always true. here with some advice on getting over the loss of a french trade is the tribune's jennifer weigel. >> we choose our friends not our family and sometimes we are closer to our friends and then we are family memberswith family members. a lot of people grieve over the loss of a close friend and there are ways to deal with that. >> yes it there are it is so we
close to their friends closer than they are to family members so it can be very hard if that friendship ends. thank you for your wisdom. to read more head over to chicago tribune.com/tribune. >> coming up next we are talking with the chicago tribune reporter rick pearson about the big issues facing illinois
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the governor and illinois lawmakers have a couple days ahead of them. >> that is because they must find a way to reform both medicaid and the state pension system along with other issues before the start of the summer. >> chicago tribune reporter rick pearson is in springfield and joins us live by the telephone. >> there were three votes in opposition by suburban republicans that say shifting
the cost from the state to local school districts could result in at the increase of local property taxes or cuts in school services. >> could this halt the process of the pension reform. >> that is a valid question the house republican leader says he opposes it the package and plans to offer an amendment to strip that language out of the overhaulsllall package. >> homeowners are going to be furious about this. >> that is right and the decision comes to them to stop any progress trying to reform the nation's worst funded pension system over that issue but again when you talk about any type of taxes the homeowners
said take the property tax as the worst tax you could get. that means that the school districts are then left to cut services or of their things to lower the budget. >> lawmakers are talking about a ban on self phonescell phones and a ban so people are not allowed to use their video or other camera devices while driving or within 500 feet of an emergency vehicle with their lights on.
what about the medicaid funding did they talk about that. >> medicaid funding is part of the overall budget package and as we said this $1.6 billion to health care services with out the cigarette tax component which would state fall further cuts until that passes we will finally have some idea of how medicaid will fare in the and along with the state budget. >> thank you so much for joining us rick. >> tom skilling has your forecast ok! who gets occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating? get ahead of it! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day helps defend
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'60s may be near 70 degrees. the winds will begin to pick up on thursday along with some heavy rain. we may see over 1 in. of rain by thursday. this storm reminds me of an early spring storm but either way we need this rain that will come on thursday afternoon. tomorrow afternoon will be gorgeous with temperatures