Chicago’s never-ending cycle of gang-violence has triggered a “public health crisis” that requires a “Marshall Plan” to rebuild long-neglected city neighborhoods, mayoral challenger Lori Lightfoot said Friday.
“We don’t need another riverwalk when we have neighborhoods literally crying out for the smallest crumbs. Rome is burning and Nero is fiddling . . . When you see communities suffering from this level of violence, it shows they are communities in distress. We’ve got to approach this like it is a public health crisis,” Lightfoot told The Fran Spielman Show.