Mayor Lightfoot Announces Plan To Sue Gangs For Their Assets

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Police tape marks off a street as officers investigate a fatal shooting on Chicago’s South Side on June 15. In the first eight months of 2021, the city saw more murders than any year since 1996. Teresa Crawford / AP
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Police tape marks off a street as officers investigate a fatal shooting on Chicago’s South Side on June 15. In the first eight months of 2021, the city saw more murders than any year since 1996. Teresa Crawford / AP

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Plan To Sue Gangs For Their Assets

So far this year, Chicago has had more shootings than in all of 2019. This week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a new proposal to deal with crime, allowing the city to take gang members to civil court to sue them for their assets.

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