Crime Dominates Talk in 46th Ward Campaign

January 31, 2011  |  

(New York Times) — Though crime is declining in much of Chicago, recent high-profile episodes of violence have made neighborhood safety a hot-button issue in the municipal election campaign, and there are few areas where the debate on crime and police staffing is more impassioned than in the 46th Ward.  Although crime in the ward has dropped sharply over the last two decades, a recent increase that included several highly publicized mid-day shootings has reopened a decades-old debate about security and the affordable-housing policies of Alderman Helen Shiller.

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