Aldermen React to Mayor Emanuel’s Speech on Violence
Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave one of the most important speeches of his political career on Thursday, addressing Chicago’s skyrocketing gun violence that has grabbed international headlines. But will it also be one of the most transformational plans for the city of Chicago?
As the city faces its worst spate of violence in many years, will the mayor's new proposals and initiatives turn the tide of Chicago's violent crime once and for all?
Host Eddie Arruza talks about the speech with Aldermen Jason Ervin (28th Ward), Ricardo Munoz (22nd Ward), and Raymond Lopez (15th Ward).
Sept. 22: Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered one of the most anticipated speeches of his tenure Thursday evening at Malcolm X College on the city's Near West Side.
Sept. 21: The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are about to swell. Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Wednesday the hiring of 1,000 new police officers, detectives and sergeants.
Sept. 20: Community leaders from around Chicago join us for an hourlong conversation about the root causes of Chicago's violence, and what can be done to stop it.