Chicago’s violence is again taking the national spotlight as the president spars with the mayor — and a mass shooting injures at least 15 people outside a funeral home in Auburn Gresham.
After days of speculation about secret agents coming to Chicago, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will send “more than 100” federal agents to crack down on surging crime in the city. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the president is not actually interested in helping Chicago fight violence.
“If he cared about Chicago, there are meaningful ways that the president actually could help,” Lightfoot said Wednesday. “Instead, it is denigrate, divide and disparage.”
Meanwhile, after health officials report the largest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases in July, a growing number of voices chime in with their fears over schools reopening this fall.
Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky, Heather Cherone and Carol Marin weighs in on these stories and more.