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Mac Frampton will be performing his "Tis the Season" concert Tuesday at Freedom Hall in Park Forest as part of the venue's Senior Theatre series. Freedom Hall is located at 410 Lakewood Blvd., in Park Forest, Illinois. Tickets are $15 and for information call 708-747-0580 or freedomhall.org; macframptonmusic.com
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44-year-old Garrett Swasey, a six-year veteran of the UCCS police department and a married father with two children, was killed responding to yet another mass shooting, this time at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Two civilians also lost their lives during this act of terror. Nine other people, including five police officers, were shot and injured, but are reported in good condition. The shooter opened fire with an assault weapon (police describe as an AK-47 style weapon) and at this time little information is available on how this "assault weapon" was purchased.
We cannot stand in silence for every mass shooting and then not do anything to address problem. Congress needs to act. Every year, over 100,000 people are shot in America —more than 30,000 of them fatally. This is a crisis and we are losing a generation to gun violence.
I once again call upon my colleagues in the House to join me in supporting "common sense" gun legislation, including a ban on assault weapons used by this shooter. It is also long past due to pass universal background checks, closing all loopholes. #DoSomething to #StopGunViolence.
2 days ago ago on Facebook
It is never too late in life. C.P. Crawford proves this, receiving his high school diploma from Thornton Fractional South High School. Congratulations for inspiring us all!
President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey at The White House on Wednesday. Following the ceremony, President Obama and his family served a traditional Thanksgiving meal to homeless vets at Friendship Place in the basement of St. Luke’s church in NW. Friendship Place has services for homeless vets.