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Fran Spielman interviews Lori Lightfoot about Chicago violence

Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot speaks with Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times at City Hall on August 10, 2018. | Colin Boyle/Sun-Times
Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot speaks with Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times at City Hall on August 10, 2018. | Colin Boyle/Sun-Times

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.

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