Memorial Day weekend kicks off with a crusade against violence throughout Chicago. It’s being called the “summer of faith and action.” The plan is to head-off another hot and violent summer in Chicago. “I want the whole city to speak with one voice this weekend: Put the guns down. These streets belong to our children. They belong to our families,” Mayor Emanuel said.
The mayor recruited Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and NBA hall-of-famer Isiah Thomas to let neighborhoods like Englewood and Back of the Yards know that no matter what they do to take back their streets this Memorial Day weekend, they’re not doing it alone.