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Murray returns from State of the Union as Cook County Commissioner calls for ‘common sense’ reform

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 14, 2013

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) thinks mothers will be a crucial force in passing gun control legislation. “I think moms can put pressure on Congress and turn this issue around,” she told The Daily last week. On Tuesday,...

Updated: Schakowsky invites Carolyn Murray to attend State of the Union address

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 8, 2013

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced Friday she invited Evanston resident Carolyn Murray to be her guest at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Schakowsky chose Murray because of her activ...

Schapiro plans trips to Springfield and D.C. to discuss gun control

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 8, 2013

A mere signature on a petition is not enough for University President Morton Schapiro, who will travel to Springfield, Ill., and Washington, D.C., to further the gun control discussion. More than 350 presidents of colleges...

Tisdahl expresses support for newly introduced assault weapons ban

Manuel Rapada, City Editor

January 24, 2013

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl expressed support today for a U.S. senator’s legislation to ban assault weapons. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, introduced Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), would ban more than...