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Halfway through 2017, violence remains stubbornly high in Chicago - Chicago Tribune

Coming off a period of several years when homicides in Chicago were at nearly an all-time low, the number of killings in the city during the first half of this year continues to be on a par with a disastrous 2016 for the city that saw some of its worst ...and more »

Chicago to get more ATF agents to fight gun violence - USA TODAY

CHICAGO — The Trump administration announced Friday that it is dispatching an additional 20 ATF agents permanently to the nation's third-largest city to stem gun violence that's left more than 1,000 dead over the last 18 months. With the additional ...and more »

Chicago PD, ATF team up to stop spread of illegal guns - CNN

(CNN) The Chicago Police Department and Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced at a press conference Friday a new task force aimed at decreasing the spread of illegal guns throughout the Windy City. CNN ...and more »

Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence - New York Times

CHICAGO — As a candidate, Donald J. Trump frequently mentioned the shootings that claim hundreds of lives here each year. As a new president, he threatened on Twitter to “send in the Feds!” if the local authorities did not stop the “carnage.” Five ...and more »

As feds help Chicago on guns, Trump aide says city's crime more about 'morality' - Chicago Tribune

Twenty federal gun agents have been assigned to Chicago to join a newly formed task force aimed at cutting the flow of illegal guns into the city and cracking down on people repeatedly arrested on gun charges. Hours after the Chicago police department ...and more »

Trump's favorite target for anti-crime rhetoric may not deserve its violent reputation - Business Insider

Trump has made Chicago a focus of his anti-crime remarks over the past year. But the city's reputation for violence belies its relative level of homicides. Nationwide, homicides have ticked up but remain at historically low levels. For much of the past ...and more »

Trump to send 'federal help' to Chicago - Financial Times

President Donald Trump has made good on one of the first threats he made after his inauguration in January: that he would “send in the Feds” if Chicago did not get on top of its gun violence crisis. In the early hours of Friday morning, Mr Trump sent ...and more »

Trump Team Deploys Additional Feds to Chicago - U.S. News & World Report

In January, Trump said he would 'send in the feds' if Chicago's rampant gun violence continued. By Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter. June 30, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.. By Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter June 30, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.. U.S. News & World ...and more »

The Memo: Trump turns to a skeptical Chicago - The Hill

President Trump Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE turned his attention ...and more »

Five ways Trump can help solve Chicago gun crime - BBC News

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to intervene in Chicago, where local law enforcement have struggled with the city's intractable problem with violence. "Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am ...and more »