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Lightfoot, CPD host a panel discussion to discuss security on and around the University of Chicago campus after a recent murder – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – Leaders now promise a stronger joint effort to make safety a priority in and around the University of Chicago campus.

Mayor Lori Lightfood held a panel discussion with Chicago police and university leadership to address the recent violence affecting Hyde Park, Woodlawn, and Kenwood.

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Dennis Shaoxiong Zheng (Credit: University of Chicago)

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This comes two weeks after the murder of recent graduate Dennis Shaoxiong Zheng. The 24-year-old was the third University of Chicago student to be killed this year.

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Leaders say they are committed to dedicating more resources and innovation to give young people more options in life than not weapons, drugs and violence.

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