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Lori Lightfoot Promised Chicago’s Violence Reduction Committee Would Be Transparent. Its One Meeting So Far Was Closed to the Public

Some anti-violence groups were surprised to learn the task force had met at all. Others want to know why the committee doesn’t include more grassroots programs and community members.

Citywide

A Promising Violence Prevention Program In Chicago Faces A Massive Budget Setback

READI addresses shootings by tackling joblessness, but its future is in doubt without public funding.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Already Fighting One Public Health Crisis, Chicago’s Gun Violence Interrupters Take On Coronavirus

Street outreach workers are doubling as messengers on avoiding infection.

Englewood, Chatham