Despite record youth investment, Chicago leaders are divided on preventing youth violence

Mayor Lori Lightfoot imposed a curfew that forbids "unaccompanied minors" from accessing Millennium Park after 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. (Damita Menezes/MEDILL)

By Damita Menezes Medill Reports After large groups of Chicago teens gathered downtown earlier this month, leading to incidents of mayhem and destruction, city leaders are divided on prevention strategies as warmer days lie ahead. “We must have the will to immediately extricate and arrest anybody seeking to try to incite the crowds to violence,” […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 4

Text by Damita Menezes Medill Reports On the latest episode of “Chicago This Week,” Medill reporters cover the disputes between city leaders on how to tackle teen takeovers, updates on abortion pill Mifepristone, Earth Day and more. This episode will air on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV) Channel 21 on Friday, April 28.   “Chicago […]