Statement From Mayor Brandon Johnson And The City Of Chicago On Increased Violence And Additional Safety Measures
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CHICAGO ~ As the city of Chicago continues to grapple with a recent surge in violence, officials are taking action to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors. In a statement released today, the city expressed their devastation over the recent events and extended their heartfelt condolences to the families and communities affected.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has announced that they will be utilizing officers whose days off were previously canceled in order to increase their presence and respond promptly to any incidents. This measure is aimed at deterring further violence and ensuring a swift response in case of any emergencies.

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In addition, a community rally called "Operation Wake Up" will be held today at 71st Place & Woodlawn Ave at 6:00 pm. The event aims to promote bonding, support, and healing within the community during these difficult times.

Furthermore, an Emergency Services Assistance Center (ESAC) will be activated on Tuesday, July 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine Ave.) This center will provide emergency support services to community residents who have been impacted by the recent violence.

The City of Chicago remains committed to taking all necessary steps towards creating a safer city and supporting its communities during these challenging times.

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