Chicago murders down despite recent violence against police

Polls show that Mayor Daley and Police Supt. Jody Weis are walking a public-relations tightrope on the city's crime issue


By Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — It's tough to make the case that Chicago is a safe place to live and work when three police officers are gunned down in two months, and a 13-year-old who just moved here is shot 22 times, execution-style, in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

That's why Mayor Daley and Police Supt. Jody Weis are walking a tightrope on a crime issue that, polls show, is resonating with the public.

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