Neighborhood Groups Want Expansion Of Safety Programs
Chicago community groups are calling on the city to fund violence prevention programs with unused money from property tax rebates.
The city set aside $20 million dollars for property tax rebates last year and only a small portion of it has been claimed. Neighborhood groups want the city to use the remainder on things like year round jobs for kids and more street-level intervention programs.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says it has identified more than $5 million dollars for safety measures like police body cameras and rehabbing vacant homes.