One Year Anniversary of Mayor Lightfoot’s Anti-Violence Plan

Where are we on the near one year anniversary of Mayor Lightfoot’s ambitious 36 million dollar anti-violence plan, “Our City, Our Safety”?

Eddie Bocanegra from READI Chicago, Walter McGee, a Chicago CRED participant, Fr. Michael Pfleger from Saint Sabina Church and Ald. Leslie Hairston hold hands in prayer at an anti-violence event at the South Shore Cultural Center on Tuesday. A coalition of nonprofits is calling for a 20% reduction in homicides in 2020.
Eddie Bocanegra from READI Chicago, Walter McGee, a Chicago CRED participant, Fr. Michael Pfleger from Saint Sabina Church and Ald. Leslie Hairston hold hands in prayer at an anti-violence event at the South Shore Cultural Center on Tuesday. A coalition of nonprofits is calling for a 20% reduction in homicides in 2020. Patrick Smith / WBEZ
Eddie Bocanegra from READI Chicago, Walter McGee, a Chicago CRED participant, Fr. Michael Pfleger from Saint Sabina Church and Ald. Leslie Hairston hold hands in prayer at an anti-violence event at the South Shore Cultural Center on Tuesday. A coalition of nonprofits is calling for a 20% reduction in homicides in 2020.
Eddie Bocanegra from READI Chicago, Walter McGee, a Chicago CRED participant, Fr. Michael Pfleger from Saint Sabina Church and Ald. Leslie Hairston hold hands in prayer at an anti-violence event at the South Shore Cultural Center on Tuesday. A coalition of nonprofits is calling for a 20% reduction in homicides in 2020. Patrick Smith / WBEZ

One Year Anniversary of Mayor Lightfoot’s Anti-Violence Plan

Where are we on the near one year anniversary of Mayor Lightfoot’s ambitious 36 million dollar anti-violence plan, “Our City, Our Safety”?

Chicago’s nearly a year into Mayor Lightfoot’s ambitious plan to combat violence in the city’s highest crime neighborhoods. Yet so far this year shootings are up ten percent compared with the same period of 2020.

“Reset” looks at whether communities have benefited from the Mayor’s “Our City, Our Safety” plan.

GUEST: Lance Williams, professor of Urban Community Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.