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Summer Violence Response

The Chicago skyline rises above the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheater in the city’s Millennium Park Thursday, May 25, 2023. Chicago is heading into the Memorial Day weekend hoping to head off violence that tends to surge with rising temperatures of summer. Even the state of Illinois is assisting by sending in what it’s called “peacekeepers” in an attempt to deescalate violent situations.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Summer Violence Response

The Chicago skyline rises above the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheater in the city’s Millennium Park Thursday, May 25, 2023. Chicago is heading into the Memorial Day weekend hoping to head off violence that tends to surge with rising temperatures of summer. Even the state of Illinois is assisting by sending in what it’s called “peacekeepers” in an attempt to deescalate violent situations.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

More than 500 anti-violence workers were out Memorial Day weekend

The Chicago skyline rises above the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheater in the city’s Millennium Park Thursday, May 25, 2023. Chicago is heading into the Memorial Day weekend hoping to head off violence that tends to surge with rising temperatures of summer. Even the state of Illinois is assisting by sending in what it’s called “peacekeepers” in an attempt to deescalate violent situations.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

   

Over 50 people were shot this past holiday weekend in Chicago according to police. That’s about the city’s average for Memorial Day weekend over the last ten years.