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Candidate Kwame

ICPR’s Executive Director Mary Miro was quoted in this article.

Via – Illinois Times

“The man who wants to be Illinois’ next attorney general has a mean jump shot, would rather listen than talk, has survived cancer and draws inspiration from his own life experiences when taking a stand on key issues. One of those experiences profoundly affected his life and political outlook.

“I recall about seven years ago a 13-year-old boy was shot right across the street from my home and my son was also 13 at the time,” said 53-year-old Kwame Raoul, a Democrat who is currently a state senator from Chicago. “My daughter has witnessed somebody put a gun to someone’s head. I have personal friends who have lost kids to gun violence within a mile of my home.”

Arne Duncan has been friends with Raoul for more than 40 years.”

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