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Public health approach may help reduce violence

Public health approach may help reduce violence

October 27, 2014

Gary Slutkin, founder and executive director of Cure Violence, an organization that is geared toward reducing violence nationwide, spoke at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health on...

Securing Students’ Safety

By Gregory Cappis

October 10, 2011

In 2011, Chicago authorities have been receiving an average of 35 complaints about abandoned buildings per day. These vacant properties pose a threat to the safety of residents—especially children—and decrease property values of surrounding homes, according to public officials.Two proposed ordinances would impose stricter regulations on owners of vacant properties. Violaters would be subjected to fines ranging from $100–$500 p...

City shouldn’t meet gang violence with aggression

By Editorial Board

September 13, 2010

In few other cities would a press conference held by current and former gang members capture the attention of dozens of reporters and influential community members, without the interjection of police. But with Chicago’s ubiquitous, historically rooted gang culture and rampant summer violence, people were ready to listen when the conference was staged in Columbus Park. Any non-violent suggestion for a solution should be consider...

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