Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to deliver on Thursday a major address on violence and public safety. On Tuesday, “Chicago Tonight” will spend a full hour discussing what we know so far about Emanuel’s plan, how to address the root causes of violence and what work is already being done in Chicago’s communities.
We’ve invited a dozen Chicagoans with a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise to share their views on how to tackle the violence that’s long plagued the city and has spiked so dramatically this year.
We want to hear from you. What questions should we ask about creating a safer city? What solutions to violence do you think are most likely to be effective?
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Sept. 13: In a recently published op-ed, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli warns that a “war on guns that focuses solely on punishment” will fail. She joins us in discussion.
Sept. 6: After another violent holiday weekend, Superintendent Eddie Johnson issues a call for help to community members and African-American lawmakers.
Aug. 30: Acknowledging the historically high murder rate in Chicago this month, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday told “Chicago Tonight” that he is planning a major address in mid-September to deal with violence.