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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 25, 2014

After Violent Weekend, Feds Create Unit To Combat Chicago Crime

By Cheryl Corley


(Duration: 3:08)

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon on Monday announced a new federal violent-crimes unit that will use federal statutes to address Chicago's gang and gun problem.

The new U.S. attorney in Chicago is making good on a promise to focus on Chicago street violence. The announcement of a federal violent crimes unit comes in the aftermath of a violent Easter weekend in the city that left nine dead and dozens more wounded.

Categories: Criminal Justice

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