Lightfoot on downtown Chicago violence: City making progress on fighting crime despite rising violence

Mayor Lori Lightfoot wouldn’t detail her plans for dealing with what she said is a frequent locus for violent crime: 45 businesses with liquor licenses that allow them to remain open until 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.

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Despite rising violence this year in downtown Chicago, the city is making “progress” in fighting crime, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in an interview Wednesday, pointing to citywide decreases in the numbers of killings and shootings.

Lightfoot pointed to big businesses moving to and expanding in Chicago as a sign they believe the city has a plan to deal with crime — even as it continues to make national news with incidents like the mass shooting in May at a McDonald’s on the Near North Side.

Chicago police officers on a sidewalk where two people were killed and seven others wounded outside the McDonald’s at State Street and Chicago Avenue.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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