Chicago's top cop hails decline in murder rate

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said his strategies are beginning to drive down shootings and slayings


By Frain Main and Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Chicago's murder total for July was the third-lowest since 1987 — a major turnabout from the first three months of the year when homicides skyrocketed, police officials said Wednesday.

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