Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin called for help combating Chicago violence Wednesday in a letter sent to newly sworn in Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for more federal money and boots on the ground.
“We got something going here that is a state of emergency. It demands action right now,” said Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st District).
CHICAGO — A new proposal that will be introduced to the Cook County Board Monday would offer homes to City workers in what Commissioner Richard Boykin describes as “endangered communities
“This poverty, this high unemployment, this hopelessness is what is driving the violence in the streets of Chicago and we must all come together and work together for a common goal and that is to bring communities up, to revitalize these communities,” said Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Congressman Danny Davis are holding an event Thursday afternoon calling on Aldi to keep the store open.
“This report is a blueprint,” said Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who led the task force alongside Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. “It offers us hope for the future going forward.”
CHICAGO — Congressman Danny Davis joined Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, and Reverend Jesse Jackson among others in the wake of the shooting death of Davis’ 15-year-old grandson.
Cook County Commission Richard Boykin, in a statement Thursday afternoon, called on the federal government to step in, urging Congress to amend the federal terrorism statute to classify gang violence as a form of domestic terrorism.
CHICAGO — Congressmen, county commissioners, and church leaders gathered at a community center in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to host what they called an emergency gun violence summit today. They were hoping by bringing everyone together, the discussion could somehow pave a path for peace. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin organized the summit.