Aurora Holds Vigil For Shooting Victims; Illinoisans In Washington; JFK Exhibit At Lincoln Museum
On the 21st: Hundreds of people gathered in Aurora yesterday to remember the five people who died in a mass shooting on Friday. Plus, more of our conversations from the nation's capital. We hear from one neurosurgeon who goes to Washington every month to advocate on behalf of her patients, and hear from U of I students who are there for the semester. And, Lawrence Schiller was behind some of the most iconic photos of President Kennedy’s life. He’s curated a new exhibit, featuring JFK, that you can see now at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Yesterday, a vigil was held in the Chicago suburb of Aurora to honor those who were killed in a mass workplace shooting that happened last Friday. In total, six people are dead, including the gunman. Six police officers were also wounded in the shooting. Reverend Dan Haas led the vigil yesterday.
Beacon News reporters Steve Lord and Megan Jones have been in Aurora this weekend. We speak with them about the how the residents and families are coping and how the assailant obtained his firearm.
Hundreds of people gathered in Aurora to honor the five people who were shot and killed on Friday: Trevor Wehner, Vicente Juarez, Clayton Parks, Russell Beyer, and Josh Pinkard.https://t.co/6K9GGBnrYt— The 21st (@21stShow) February 18, 2019
Doctors care for their patients, but one neurosurgeon has made it her mission to advocate on behalf of her patients. Her name is Ann Stroink and she goes to Washington every month to talk to lawmakers about healthcare reform. We speak to her about the biggest concerns she has and the best ways to solve them.
"I think the only way we are going to get any major solution with healthcare is to have a bipartisan response."— The 21st (@21stShow) February 18, 2019
Also on the hill are students from the University of Illinois. Most of them in their junior year of school, they are interning with some of our government representatives. We speak with them about what it's like to work and live in D.C.
While we were in DC we had a chance to talk with @IllinoisPolSci students who are in our nation's capital for the semester: Millie Johnson, Keith Jones, Austin Stadelman, and Ajay Jain. pic.twitter.com/gBRJzrO8qq— The 21st (@21stShow) February 18, 2019
A new exhibit tracing President John F. Kennedy’s life from his boyhood to his presidency opened this past weekend at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Titled “American Visionary,” it not only features iconic images from JFK’s life, and some rarely seen before, but it puts the President of Camelot in context with our state’s own great president, Lincoln.
We're joined by the director of Communications and Public Affairs from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Chris Wills. And the curator of the the exhibit, director, photographer and writer, Lawrence Schiller.
Happy #PresidentsDay! To celebrate, there's a new exhibition at the @ALPLM on #JFK called "American Visionary."— The 21st (@21stShow) February 18, 2019
And it's significant to see the images of Kennedy in the Lincoln Museum, explains Chris Wills. "Both men were great orators...and both lives were cut short." pic.twitter.com/JbOS5iseL4