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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plans to curb Chicago summer violence includes focus on 15 high-violence beats

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Through May 23, 239 people were slain in Chicago, a jump of about 22% over the same time last year, when there were 196 homicides, according to official Chicago Police Department statistics. Total shooting victims also were up by double digits, with 1,295 people nonfatally or fatally struck by gunfire compared with 940 last year, an increase of roughly 38%, the statistics through May 23 show.

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