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Assault weapons ban demanded at Downers Grove vigil -Feb 19 covered the vigil at the Downers Grove train station. Read it here!

Sommerkamp said protecting children from gun violence must be a priority.

“Our children are begging for the help, and that alone is the biggest responsibility we have – that is to protect the most vulnerable among us,” she said. “Common-sense gun legislation has to become reality in this state and across the nation to stop this senseless killing.”

As the mother of two students who attended Downers Grove North High School, Sommerkamp said she could not imagine “the anguish of the families in south Florida that lost their children on Valentine’s Day to yet another terror attack in a school.”

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