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Dan Hinkel, Illinois Answers Project

Big Talk, Slow Progress From Mayor Lightfoot On Anti-Violence Programs

City Hall touts its $410M plan to fight crime but has spent little money; some cash goes to street outreach groups with no experience or troubled leadership


Top Lightfoot Aide Who Led Heavily Promoted Anti-Violence Efforts Gone From City Job

Tamara Mahal's departure comes months after the BGA reported the city overhyped the initiative and she had made false claims about her career accomplishments.


City Claims On Anti-Violence Program Are Overblown

Mayor Lightfoot’s choice to lead the city’s campaign against gun-crime has a history of hyperbole, both about her efforts to confront Chicago’s greatest crisis and her own career.