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Featured in Part 8 of our continuing Community Conversation on gun violence: Hedge Road resident, single mom and Champaign County Board District 6 representative Samantha Carter, who has lived in Garden Hills since 2013.

This week's panelists: Al Allison, Dr. Anita Ung, Scott Davis, Dr. Lisa Liggins-Chambers, Brandon McFarland, Samantha Carter, Dorothy David, Marci Adelston-Schafer, Hub and Stephanie Burnett, Katherine Thompson, Dominique Johnson, Greg Stock, Michael LaDue, Demario Turner, Anthony Figueroa, Brad Passalacqua, Tim Turner and Bob Iverson.

Homicides and street violence are up all over the United States. Nationwide, homicides numbers increased by 30 percent in 2020, according to the FBI, the largest increase since national record-keeping began in 1960. And numbers appear to be up in 2021 as well.

A stroll down Memory Lane: Rediscovering the Chuck Wagon Diner, taking the interurban to Bloomington, the legendary horseshoe sandwich, the old C.S. Johnson factory, when the county fairgrounds were near Campustown.