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Chicago Drive Aims at Cutting Murders Under 400

Three years after a spike in homicides focused international attention on Chicago, a wide-ranging set of initiatives has united around an ambitious goal: Ending a year in Chicago with fewer than 400 homicides, a level not achieved since…

New Chicago Mayor Grapples With City’s Crime

New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot inherits a city with persistent violence and shootings. Through May 19, Chicago recorded 162 slayings, 23 fewer than the year-earlier period. A big part of her first week in office involved preparing for…