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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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.