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January 23, 2020

Gun Violence

Community groups, Chicago aldermen want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to budget $50 million for violence prevention programs

Several Chicago community groups and aldermen want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to spend $50 million a year on programs to curb the city’s…

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October 3, 2019

Gun Violence

Put violence prevention in writing and dedicate enough funds

Gun violence in Chicago continues to make headlines. Meanwhile, our lawmakers use evidence-based solutions to reduce gun violence merely as talking points…

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May 7, 2019

Gun Violence

Commentary: How Mayor-elect Lightfoot can address Chicago’s gun violence problem

In the coming weeks, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has a unique opportunity to build an administration that goes beyond what recent predecessors have accomplished…

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