Gov. Pritzker shares thoughts on violent crime during rally in Chicago

Gov. Pritzker spoke during a press conference Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Gov. Pritzker/File)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – Violent crime in Chicago is on the way down – double-digit decreases two years in a row.

A group of elected leaders, businesspeople, and philanthropists gathered in Illinois’ largest city Thursday morning to launch a drive to attempt to push it down even further.

It’s called SC2 – Scaling Community Violence Intervention for a Safer Chicago.

Speaking to reporters after the launch, Gov. JB Pritzker had some words for those who would politicize violent crime: “Although there is a perception by some that violence in Chicago is the worst in any city anywhere, actually, if you look at all the data, you’ll see that it’s red states that have the worst violent crimes and murder rates. Not blue states.”

Dave Dahl can be reached at [email protected].


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