The murder of Hadiya Pendleton would not have happened if the shooter were behind bars where he belonged. The politicians prefer to grab headlines with their blather about “More bigger better gun laws” while ignoring the fact that they gang members arrested for gun violations see little jail time. Instead of building more prisons to house the unsalvageable scum, Illinois is closing prisons.
Whether it is city jails, county jails, or state prisons, there is a revolving door for inmates in Illinois. Politicians lie and people die.