Illinois Democrats introduce gun violence prevention program

(The Center Square) – Gov J.B. Pritzker and Illinois’ other elected Democratic leaders on Thursday introduced the SC2 initiative, which looks to stop gun violence in the city of Chicago.

The initiative comes after two teenagers were shot and killed over the weekend in the heart of the city. According to Chicago police statistics, shootings are up 14% in the city over the last four years.

During an assembly with elected officials from state and local government in Chicago, Pritzker laid out the goals of a new anti-violence initiative.

“SC2 will carry this work much further. Scaling community violence intervention for a safer Chicago is an unprecedented effort to gather government stakeholders and community organizations, private stakeholders to meet the needs of those most at risk of gun violence,” Pritzker said. “This has been years in the making and no other city or state in the nation has a partnership as
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