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8 things to listen for during Emanuel’s address on Chicago violence

Fran SpielmanThe Chicago Sun-Times

Sep 22, 2016

This originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a lot of ground to cover in his speech Thursday night on Chicago violence.

How many questions will he answer, and what elephants in the room will he ignore?

We’ll know more starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, when he delivers his speech to what is likely to be a supportive crowd — it’s invitation-only — at Malcolm X College.

Here are some things to look for:

1. The price tag for his plan to bolster the Chicago Police Department is about $138 million over two years. Will the mayor…

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