Front row, from left: Vaughn Bryant, executive director of CP4P; Eddie Bocanegra, senior director of READI Chicago; Walter McGee, a participant in Chicago CRED's employment program; and Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church hold hands.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

If City Wants Gun Violence To Drop 20%, It Must Invest In Prevention Programs, Activists Say

Though Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 budget increased violence prevention funding by nearly $10 million, organizers say that's still not enough to reach their goal.

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Another 42 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Surge In Cases Worsens

There have now been 141 deaths in Illinois from the pandemic and 6,980 confirmed cases. The latter is a jump of 986 cases since Tuesday.

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City Employee Dies From Coronavirus, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers we report every day are not mere statistics," Lightfoot said.