Loading, Please Wait...
Daily Journal
     November 5, 2019      #15-309 KDJ

'My child is growing up in violence' 

By John Dykstra

KANKAKEE — Gunshots echoed in the distance as a handful of people walked down the steps of the Lincoln Cultural Center on Monday night.

Fifteen minutes earlier, about 50 people were gathered in the school’s cafeteria discussing concerns about student safety. Those gunshots from the 300 block of South Evergreen Avenue echoed their concerns.

“My child is growing up in violence,” said Brian Scott, a resident from the 6th Ward, where a shooting occurred during the weekend. “What’s being done about it?”

1 of 1
With a NEWSPAPER TICKET, you can finish this article plus gain access to a growing library of on-demand news and entertainment. CLICK HERE to buy a ticket, or CLICK HERE to sign-in the ticket you already have.