Chicago has been synonymous with violence and shootings consistently for years now. Mentions of the city from outsiders and natives alike paint a murderous picture of Chicago where everyone is ducking bullets and fighting to stay alive. In fact, President Donald Trump addressed this year’s 228 shootings in Chicago in a tweet where he threatened action. Everyone has their take and solution and families consistently get lost in the noise.
Enter Greg Zanis, a native of Chicago who currently lives in Aurora, Illinois. He made the decision to use an empty lot in the Englewood community of Chicago to honor those who have been killed in the senseless violence.