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Chicago Makes Plans to Remember JFK Assassination

Nov. 22 marks 50th anniversary of shooting in Dallas

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    Chicago aldermen on Wednesday passed a resolution to observe the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

    The City Council resolution calls for all city and state flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday, Nov. 22. Additionally, it also urges churches to toll their bells and for a citywide moment of silence at 1 p.m. — the time Kennedy was pronounced dead.

    Kennedy was shot and killed Nov. 22, 1963 while traveling in a motorcade through Dallas' Dealey Plaza.

    Accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was fatally shot two days later by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

    Alderman Ed Burke sponsored Chicago's resolution. He said the plans are "a fitting tribute" to Kennedy's legacy.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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