|Posted by Andre Queen on February 27, 2012 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
CHICAGO (CBS) –
A University of Chicago economist says Antarctica or Guam would be better places than Chicago for the upcoming G8 and NATO summits, now scheduled for mid-May in the Windy City.
Economist Allen Sanderson often questions large scale government subsidies for sports venues like Soldier Field for the Bears and U.S. Cellular Field for the White Sox. In the case of the NATO and G8 summits, Sanderson says there’s a lot of downside for the city’s reputation and little upside in the way of economic development.
“It’s just a potential disaster,” Sanderson said. “Again, I hope it’s not. I hope things go really well and the city gets a real positive spin from it, but if you were betting in Las Vegas, you’d bet that’s not going to be the outcome.”
The city says security precautions will cost $65 million, to be picked up by private donors and the federal government.
Sanderson says the summits are expected to attract 7,000 dignitaries and their security forces, as well tens of thousands of demonstrators. He says the timing couldn’t be worse, coming as it does, in the springtime.
“If the events were held in February … in Chicago there would be far fewer protests than (if they) were held in May. I mean, everybody, the Occupy folks will come out of hibernation by then,” Sanderson said.
Sanderson says daily battles between police and demonstrators could give Chicago a serious black eye as did the Democratic National Convention of 1968.
If the summits went off trouble-free, that could indeed burnish Chicago’s reputation, but Sanderson said if he had to put money on it, he’d bet against that happening.
Sanderson says the delegates won’t be doing much for the Chicago economy other than hotels and restaurants for the days they’re here.
But he says violent demonstrations and police reactions could easily outweigh the benefits.
Sanderson recommends the two summits be held somewhere far away, mentioning Kansas, Guam or the Antarctica as possible locations.
“Guam, the Canary Islands, Antarctica; someplace where people could meet in peace,” Sanderson said.
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|Posted by Andre Queen on February 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Downtown property managers and other professionals attend a briefing in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Wednesday about potential protests at the G-8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago in May.
(Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune / February 15, 2012)
Talk to business leaders about the G-8and NATO summits coming to Chicago this spring, and they universally say they hope the events are a chance to showcase the city as a global commercial center, political player and tourism draw.
But in the next breath comes the concern. The events that will bring world leaders to Chicago conjure visions of annoying street closings that could hurt business and block employees from getting to work, not to mention the possibility of protesters running amok through clouds of tear gas.
From small shops near McCormick Place, where the summits will be held, to top corporations in the Loop, businesses in the city are making contingency plans. Chicago police and federal officials are promising they will keep things under control and keep the city functioning, but employers are considering adding their own security, getting hotel rooms for essential employees to stay near work and organizing communication chains to advise workers how to get around potential protest hot spots.
"We hope this will go by without any disruption, and that it is so smooth that no one knows summiteers floated into town. But we want to have the right measures in place too," said Brian Tishuk, executive director of ChicagoFIRST, a nonprofit association of companies whose operations are critical to U.S. financial markets. "We don't believe companies need to board up windows now, or put film on windows, though if they want to (put up the film), fine."
Getting out in the field to bring a sense of calm to the planning has become a priority for those charged with keeping the city safe during the overlapping summits May 19-21. On Wednesday evening, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joined the boss of theU.S. Secret Service in Chicago and other officials to speak to downtown property managers and other professionals.
The briefing was hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago by CoreNet Global, an association of real estate professionals. Chicago chapter President John Wichman said the event was sold out, with more than 500 people wanting a seat, in part because "few organizations or governmental bodies have provided any useful information to date."
Officials spoke to the audience and took questions for more than an hour, calling the events an opportunity for Chicago to shine on the world stage. They concentrated on the idea that there are things to be concerned about but nothing to fear. Still, those attending received brochures that suggested businesses have evacuation plans ready and blueprints on hand to speed repairs of damaged property.
McCarthy told the audience that recent events like the summits have attracted about 10,000 protesters. Police leaders have examined similar events across the country to devise strategies for keeping the peace while protecting protesters' rights.
"People are really experiencing a lot of consternation regarding this event," McCarthy said. "Our expectation is a peaceful event, our expectation is a minimum of disruption to the downtown area, and our expectation is to bring Chicago through this with the sense that we're a world-class city hosting a world-class event. … That's not a hope, that's an expectation, that's the way we're looking at it."
Questions from the audience included whether employees will be able to get to work near secure areas and whether air travel will be normal (yes to both), and whether it is expected public transit will be interrupted or tear gas used to disperse crowds (no to both).
Officials said the area that will be most affected will be inside whatever security perimeter the Secret Service winds up setting up for the events themselves.
"The rest of the city is wide open for business," said Gary Schenkel of the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Although business leaders expressed optimism that would be the case, they nonetheless have concerns about what the highly publicized events will mean for their business.
"As every blog goes by, and everyone is talking about this protester and that one coming, I start to worry about bookings on either side of NATO/G-8 going away," said Laurence Geller, president and CEO of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, a real estate investment trust that owns the high-end Fairmont Chicago and the InterContinental Chicago.
His hotels and others are augmenting security, he said, taking steps similar to those employed during presidential visits. He declined to go into depth, but said precautions will include some simple moves, such as changing the shape and color of name tags each day; changing security pass codes daily; restricting elevator access to certain floors; and having limos use side or back doors.
Traffic issues and other logistics will make life difficult as well, he said.
"Staff will not get to work on time. What are you going to do if they can't get buses down Michigan Avenue?" he said. "The city will test everyone's patience."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and officials leading the host committee have played down potential problems when discussing the summits, urging Chicagoans to consider what kind of boost they could be to the local economy. John Chikow, president and CEO of the Greater North Michigan Association, said retailers agree with Emanuel's projection that the summits can be good for business in the short and long term.
In conversations about the events, one luxury-goods purveyor on the avenue cited the unexpected pop in spending that occurred when Chinese President Hu Jintao came to town in January of last year, Chikow said.
But many businesses acknowledged they are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.
Security firms have said they are doing work for Chicago businesses in two categories. The first are those that aren't likely to be targets of anti-globalization demonstrators and just want to get their employees to work. The second are the more high-profile corporations, some of which are considering significant boosts to security or arranging to have some employees work from home or branch offices.
"We're going to be open for business, but not everybody will need to be there those days. We're drawing up those contingencies, thinking them through," said Dan DeWaal, first vice president and chief security officer for OCC, formerly known as Options Clearing Corp., a Chicago-based firm that clears stock option and futures transactions. "We'll be watching closely as Metra and CTA issues evolve," DeWaal said.
But not all companies have that option. Hotels and restaurants can't scale back operations and let staff stay out of the central city.
"From our standpoint, it's all-hands-on-deck," said Marc Anderson, director of marketing for the Peninsula Chicago, one of the city's luxury hotels and a likely site for some dignitaries.
For many in the industry, security concerns are mixed with worries about whether the summits, or the news coverage leading up to them, will dampen business levels that week.
"It's good to have all the world leaders — it could be good for business and good for the city," said Kevin Brown, president and CEO of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc., whose downtown restaurants include Petterino's, Shaw's Crab House, Joe's and Hub 51.
"But we worry that people who live here or work here will be a little fearful about coming downtown. We hope not."
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|Posted by Andre Queen on February 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Illinois Concealed Carry Chicago Town Hall Meeting
On Monday, February 20, 2012, from 7 pm to 9 pm, there will be a Chicago town hall meeting on the subject of enacting Concealed Carry for the State of Illinois. In light of Mayor Emmanuel's recent push to make a statewide gun owner registry, where every Illinois gun owner must pay $ 65.00 per firearm and register thier personal property with the State of Illinois, can you afford not to participate?
The meeting will be at the Logan Square Auditorium, located at 2539 North Kedzie Blvd., in Chicago. The meeting is sponsored by IllinoisCarry.com, the Illinois State Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Sisters, Chicago Firearm Safety Association and Fidelity Investigative Training Academy.
Andre J.W. Queen, Sr., President of Fidelity Security & Investigative Services, Inc., will be a guest speaker, as well as Maria E. Queen, Vice President of Training Services. Jose Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, will also be present to answer questions about Fidelity Academy's many firearms training programs.
Fidelity is the official sponsor for WXRT's Community Safety Campaign
Fidelity Security & Investigative Services, Inc. is proud to be the official security services company sponsor of WXRT 93.1 FM Radio's Spring Safety Campaign against drinking and driving. WXRT 93.1 FM will be running its Community Safety Campaign from Feb 27, through March 3rd.
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Phenomenon
More and more Illinois citizens are obtaining a non-resident "Utah Concealed Firearm Permit". The reasons, among many, include the fact that every state that borders Illinois recognizes the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit, including Wisconsin, which legalized concealed carry last November. The Utah CFP permit continues to be the most sought after permit in the U.S., closely followed by the "Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearms Permit". Training for both permits is offered professionally at Fidelity Academy.
|Posted by Andre Queen on January 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
The activist group that helped initiate Occupy Wall Street is rallying troops for a "big bang in Chicago" ahead of the G8/NATO summits this May.
In a statement issued Thursday, Adbusters called on 50,000 people to descend on the city to "set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades" and join Occupy Chicago for a month leading up to the May 15-22 summits expected to draw 7,500 officials.
"With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen," the statement read.
"And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights. We’ll go there with our heads held high and assemble for a month-long people’s summit … we’ll march and chant and sing and shout and exercise our right to tell our elected representatives what we want … the constitution will be our guide. And when the G8 and NATO meet behind closed doors on May 19, we’ll be ready with our demands: a Robin Hood Tax … a ban on high frequency ‘flash’ trading … a binding climate change accord … a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals … an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East … whatever we decide in our general assemblies and in our global internet brainstorm – we the people will set the agenda for the next few years and demand our leaders carry it out.
And if that doesn't happen? Adbusters promises flash mobs in the streets, the shutdowns of campuses and corporate headquarters, and making "the price of doing business as usual too much to bear."
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Contracts Will Be Fair... More Photos and Videos "We want to get within sight and sound of the G8 and NATO conference," said protest organizer Andy Thayer. “If people can’t hear you, what good is the first amendment?”
It almost goes without saying that whatever happens, it will test the mettle, and restraint, of protesters and police alike.
“Certain people want to be arrested,” says Debra Kirby, the Chicago Police Department’s Chief of International Relations. “When you violate the law, we will accommodate you. You will be arrested.”
In a way, they are the two opposing bookends of the big event in Chicago on the third weekend in May. Thayer, the pro-forma face of the opposition, insists the predictions of violence are overblown. He said familiar scenes like those of the chaos at the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle, were the fault of police, not protesters.
"Norm Stamper, the former chief of police, wrote a whole book about how the city screwed up,” said Thayer. “Stamper said the overwhelming amount of violence in that case was caused by the police department themselves.”
Thayer insisted that suggestions of mayhem, and calls for downtown businesses to prepare for the worst are nothing but hype; if there is trouble in Chicago’s streets, he said, the mayor and police will be responsible.
"We’ve got police blogs that are now bragging about how they’re going to violate people’s rights here," he said. "Do we hear Debra Kirby, or other officials saying this is absolutely wrong, we’ve got to stop this kind of conduct?"
In a week where still another multi-million dollar payout against police was approved, Thayer predicted the conference in May could get expensive.
"This city’s going to be on the hook for millions of dollars, post NATO/G8, because it doesn’t control its own officers," he said.
For her part, Kirby rejected those suggestions, and said she is going to great lengths to make certain that her officers know the boundaries of what kind of protests are allowed, and when those protests become scenarios where arrests are necessary.
“We’ve equipped our officers with a full understanding of the law and what is happening within the current landscape around First Amendment protest and activity," she said.
“We have enlisted heavily in training our officers, and allowing them to understand that sometimes they are there to have verbal abuse thrown at them.”
Indeed, said said she sees hers as a twofold mission, facilitating protests and keeping the peace.
“Certain activities that are engaged with, by what I’m going to say are criminal activists, as opposed to protesters, have certain traits and similarities, and that’s what we’re training our officers to look for,” she said. "For the officers that we anticipate will be on the front line, they are receiving over 40 hours of training."
It would appear that right now there is very little common ground. Kirby said she is determined to balance the rights of the protesters to get their message out, against the needs of the rest of Chicago and the protection of her officers. Thayer said he finds it ironic that some fear violence from his fellow demonstrators, considering others who have been invited to attend.
"We’re talking Vladmir Putin of Russia, who’s cracking heads in Moscow right now," he said. "You want to talk about violence? Why are these people coming to Chicago?"
This week, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce president warned stores along State Street and the Mag Mile to add additional security and allow employees to work from home.
City officials fought that sentiment during a press conference the next day, saying they plan to use the summit to showcase the city, saying "this is not 1968."
But there already have been rumblings about protester frustration with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's handling of First Amendment rights. Some anti-G8 protesters have even said they'll sue the city.
In response Emanuel backed off this month on proposed increased fines for those convicted of resisting arrest. But the City Council approved other measures last week despite loud shouts from protesters.
|Posted by Andre Queen on December 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Job Description: Commission Sales Agent
The Commission Sales Agent makes contact with and sells the company’ssecurity services to the general consumer public. The Agent is responsible formeeting goals for monthly leads generation, as well as quarterly andcontractually-obligated annual sales goals. The Agent is responsible for makingcontact with potential buyers of services, setting up meetings and sellingsecurity services to them.
Reports to: Vice-President of Sales & Marketing
Responsible for generating market share and market share growth for assigned services within a specific geographic area.Sales representatives will make presentations to decision-makers in commercial, residential, retail, warehouse, office, medical and other business categories on a regular basis.Each sales agent is responsible for developing an understanding of company services terms, definitions, rules and regulations as well as opportunities unique to each potential client.Reps will manage allocated resources (promotional and educational materials) to maximize return.As a sales rep you must maintain compliance and accountability in accordance with the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, with regard to private security agencies.
Experience & Qualifications:
- Demonstrated teamwork skills are essential for this position.
- Education or training in security and law enforcement terminology is helpful.
- Sales Ability/Persuasiveness, use of appropriate interpersonal style and communication methods to facilitate an acceptance of an idea, plan, activity, or product from targeted customers.
- Must demonstrate ability to influence events to achieve goals, and take actions beyond what is required in being proactive.
- Ability to develop and organize a call plan based on selected targets.
- Must be able to financially support themselves prior to the payment of commissions due.
· Compensation is 100% residual commission, with no base salary.
· Interested parties should email their resumes to HR@Chicago-Detectives.com.
|Posted by Andre Queen on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
News Team June 23, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) --
World leaders are gathering in Chicago next year for two international summits. Both the NATO and the G8 summits will be held in May.
It will be the first time since 1977 in London that two international summits will be held at the same time in the same city. Security experts say it will be a security challenge that no American city has ever had to face. Planning is likely to focus on the possibility of violent demonstrations.
Chicago does not want to risk a repeat of 1999's "Battle of Seattle," when thousands of people protested the World Trade Organization meeting.
"There is a lot at stake, and therefore there will be a lot of dedicated and smart people directing their attention in how to make this event a success, and making it a success means making the event uneventful," said Loyola University's Dr. Arthur Lurigio. Hosting the G8 and NATO summits at the same time means bringing together leaders from the world's most powerful countries in terms of wealth and militaries. Security is expected to unprecedented.
"I would characterize it as a multi-layered security enterprise that will require a year-long planning process," said Lurigio.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel lobbied his old boss, President Barack Obama, hard to land the summit.
"It's an opportunity for the City of Chicago, economically but also as a message internationally, why Chicago is a city that's on the move. That if you're thinking of investing, Chicago is a place to invest," Emanuel said.
Knowing the security challenges financially, Emanuel is hoping to get private donors to help supplement the city's resources.
Politically, the summits are a big risk if security fails. No one will forget the 1968 Democratic convention even as the city redeemed itself with a successful 1996 convention.
"The scope of the Democratic convention is nowhere near the scope of the G8 and NATO summits," said Lurigio.
Experts say local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are coordinating now for next year's meetings.
While Mayor Emanuel says Chicago will benefit economically, he also knows, if there are any security failures, he and his police Superintendent Garry McCarthy will get the blame, so a lot is a stake.
(Copyright ©2011 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
|Posted by Andre Queen on August 20, 2011 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
Published : Friday, 19 Aug 2011, 10:21 PM CDT
By: Darlene Hill, FOX Chicago News
Chicago - Jesus Duenas says he knows the law and he says he knows his rights. He has a Firearm Owners Identification Card. Now the fulltime paralegal wants his gun back so he can protect his wife and 14-year-old son.
"Actually I purchased it shoots out 4-10 shotguns shells which doesn't go thru drywall--just in case for home defense. You don't hit anyone else that's in another room."
Jesus Duenas said in his attorney’s office.
Duenas says he purchased the gun last summer legally after Chicago's ban on handguns was lifted. In March, while hosting a family gathering at his home on Chicago's Southwest side. Neighbors called police, when officers arrived they say they were told there were firearms inside the home. Duenas says they came in without a search warrant.
"They said where is the gun--where is the gun--and you only had one?? I showed them where it is. It was locked in my bedroom in a plastic case.” Duenas says.
Duenas was arrested and charged with failure to register a firearm. He says he didn't register it because he says he couldn't find certified gun ranges in Chicago or in the suburbs.
Chicago is a big city, but there aren't gun ranges here because officials reportedly haven't found the right industrial site.
In order to register a handgun here gun owners must have at least five hours of gun training, in the classroom and out on the shooting range.
Duenas and his attorney says the city is stalling because while it's the law, officials don't want more guns in the wrong hand and eventually out on the streets.
“This is a holdover from the Daley administration - they don't want guns in the city - they're sending a message. The city set up a scheme in which to prevent people from getting a register by not having gun ranges in the city and when they don't they prosecute them.” Attorney Joseph Younas says.
Duenas has applied for and received his Chicago registration card but now he could lose it because city officials say, he purchased the gun first and was then charged with crime.
He's due back in court at the end of the month.
|Posted by Andre Queen on August 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
* Lawsons 2, Chicago 0: Illinois Carry Congratulates David Lawson
Photo by Oleg Volk, www.volkstudio.com
David Lawson's name may be familiar; David and his wife, Colleen, along with Adam Orlov and Otis MacDonald, defeated the city of Chicago and overturned its ban on handgun ownership in 2010's MacDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court decision. But it wasn't long after that landmark that the city began denying Lawson's registrations again. The Chicago Police Department even told Lawson that four SKS rifles were ineligible for registration in the city because they violated the city's "assault weapons" ban with features like removable magazines. Lawson pointed out that his rifles had fixed magazines . . . and was told that they could be modified, therefore probably would be modified into "assault weapons" at some future time, so they would simply refuse to register them at present.
Lawson retained attorney Joel Brodsky and took the city to court. With the help of expert witness Andre Queen of Illinois Carry and Fidelity Investigative Training Academy, he showed that his rifles do not violate even Chicago's "assault weapons ban," but it wasn't easy. First, Lawson had to win the fight for a court order to be allowed to bring the rifles into court as evidence at all. Then Queen had to do what the city's "expert" police officers refused to do--touch the rifles and give evidence for his testimony. But in the end it's Lawson 2, Chicago 0, and if you're wondering whether your fixed-magazine SKS can be owned legally in Chicago as long as you jump through all the hoops, the answer is now "yes, even if your name is David Lawson."
From the website of Illinois Carry.
|Posted by Andre Queen on August 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Federal lawmakers want Illinois to approved concealed carry
BY KURT ERICKSON, The Southern Springfield Bureau
Posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 12:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD - Republican members of Illinois congressional delegation - and one Democrat - are urging Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons in public.
In a letter sent to top state officials this week, the 11-membergroup said Illinois should not be the lone state where it isillegal to carry firearms in public.
The one-page note was sent about two weeks after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put his signature on a law making his state the 49th to have a concealed weapons law.
"Exceptionalism can often be a positive thing, but in this caseit is a mark of shame," the letter notes.
Among those signing the letter were Republican U.S. Reps. Bobb ySchilling of Colona, Tim Johnson of Urbana, Adam Kinzinger of Manteno, Aaron Schock of Peoria and John Shimkus of Collinsville.U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello of Belleville was the only Democrat to sign the letter.
"It is time for the Illinois legislature to act and permit Illinoisans to join the rest of the nation in their ability to carry concealed weapons for self defense," the letter notes.
This spring, legislation legalizing concealed carry fell six votes short of the 71 needed for passage in the Illinois House.
The measure has not been tested in the Democrat-controlled Senate and, even if it were to win approval in the legislature,Quinn remains opposed to the idea.
"Public safety has been and continues to be one of Governor Quinn's top priorities, which is why he is opposed to allowing people to carry loaded, concealed handguns in public places, such as college campuses, parks, malls and our city streets," the governor's office said in a prepared statement Friday.
There currently are two lawsuits pending in federal district court seeking to overturn Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons. U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough said Thursday she could issue a preliminary ruling in one of the cases within the coming days.
|Posted by Andre Queen on August 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Rahm Emanuel: State Street bridge shooting not more important than 6-year-old’s shooting
By Fran SpielmanCity Hall Reporter/ email@example.com
August 9, 2011 1:10PM
Of all the responsibilities that come with being mayor of Chicago, none compares with having to console the parents of a murdered child.
When that child is just six-years old and was gunned down while sleeping in the living room of her grandmother’s home, it’s an overwhelming responsibility.
That’s the situation that confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday night.
He paid a condolence call to the Englewood home where six-year-old Arianna Gibson was gunned down while she slept shortly before dawn on Sunday. Another meeting is planned with Arianna’s grieving mom and sister.
Fresh from that searing experience, Emanuel on Tuesday lectured a reporter who asked about the rush-hour shooting that sent commuters running from the State Street bridge on Monday night and neglected to ask about Arianna’s murder in crime-ridden Englewood.
“I don’t tolerate gun violence or any type of violence anywhere in our city — whether that’s downtown in the business district or whether that’s an innocent child sleeping in her grandmother’s home,” Emanuel said.
“I reject any value system that thinks that something happening downtown is more important than it happening in Englewood. That child in Englewood — while it’s the child of that mother and the child of that grandmother — that is a loss for the city of Chicago,” the mayor said.
He added, “I want everybody to understand while that loss was particular to a family, which is why I visited with them, it is a loss to this city and we as a city are less than who we can be and should be when a child’s life is cut short.”
Emanuel said he’s “not happy about what happened at State and Wacker,” but he stressed, “It wasn’t random.”
Then, he returned to the murder of a little girl who had come to Englewood to enjoy her grandmother’s block party and was looking forward to starting first-grade Monday at Libby Elementary School, but now will never get the chance.
“One of the hardest parts of my job is I call the parents of children who are victims — either surviving or not — to comfort them,” he said.
“I want that family to know that, in the time of pain, they are not alone and, on behalf of the city as the mayor, I will stand by them as they deal with this pain.”
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that Chicago Police were questioning a person of interest in Gibson’s death.
The man was picked up early Monday in the 7100 block of South Shore Drive. No charges have yet been filed.
Arianna and two teens — a girl and boy each 17 — were shot around 6 a.m. Sunday while fast asleep in the living room of a home in the 7400 block of South Sangamon. Someone fired shots through a window, hitting all three and killing Arianna.
Sources said the 17-year-old boy shot in the attack was the alleged target of the gunman and picked the alleged shooter out of a lineup. The victim knew the shooter and where the alleged gunman lived, sources said. Others were reportedly with the alleged triggerman, but no other suspects were in custody.
Arianna Gibson was the third child to become the victim of gun violence in the last week. Thirteen-year-old Darius Brown was shot and killed while playing basketball at Metcalfe Park in Bronzeville. And a 12-year-old girl was shot and seriously wounded as she walked through Little Village with her uncle.