Chicago Gives $1 Million To CeaseFire To Curb Violence
June 27, 2012 5:43 pm
For the first time since the program's inception, CeaseFire will receive funding from the City of Chicago. After weeks of negotiations with the city’s top brass and police officials, CeaseFire and the City of Chicago announced that $1 million will go to expanding the program in Chicago’s Grand-Crossing and Ogden districts. Until now, CeaseFire has depended upon state, federal and private aid in order to operate, but Tuesday’s historic announcement signals the start of a partnership between Chicago Police and CeaseFire.