Governor talks anti-violence at Chicago churches
CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban – pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl.
The Chicago Democrat stopped at two churches and a Chicago synagogue to help launch an anti-gun violence campaign with religious and community leaders. Quinn, who likely faces a tough re-election next year, also used the chance to tout his budget proposal, playing up how he’s retained money for early education.
He cited the slaying last week of Jonylah Watkins, who was shot as her father was changing her diaper. Police believe Jonathan Watkins, a suspected gang member, was the target; he was wounded in the shooting.
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