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Mayor, Top Cop to Push for Safer Neighborhoods



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    FILE IMAGE. Police and city officials are planning a big push to make Chicago's streets safer.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy will make a major announcement today about increasing safety in Chicago's neighborhoods.

    It comes on the heels of another violent weekend throughout the city. One man was shot and killed Saturday night in Humboldt Park. Two others were injured by gunfire while standing on a porch in West Englewood. And more than a dozen people were shot Friday night.

    Emanuel and McCarthy undoubtedly also have the rash of mob attacks on their minds.

    Chicago's new top cop says he's committed to cutting the violence.

    "I can pledge to you the support of the Chicago Police Department, because we're going to change the way we do business," McCarthy said at a Saturday press conference at King College Prep High School. He was speaking alongside the Rev. Jesse Jackson, encouraging young African-American boys taking part in a basketball camp to have a safe summer.

    McCarthy also said he's developing a new district-by-district plan with Chicago Public Schools to get kids to class safely.

    Emanuel and McCarthy are scheduled to make their announcement at 11 a.m.