By TONIA HILL
In the wake of an uptick in gun violence in the City of Chicago a Town Hall meeting will be held at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., on behalf of the Cook County Bar Association. The Town Hall will be centered on economic solutions to stop crime.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) since the start of this year, there have been 118 shooting deaths and 499 shooting incidents as of Monday, March 20.
Rendel Solomon, principal at Muller & Monroe Asset Management, will moderate the discussion. The panel will include Andrea Zopp, deputy mayor of Chicago; Richard Boykin, Cook County Commissioner; Amara Enyia, public policy consultant and attorney; Trez V. Pugh III, owner of Sip and Savor; Thomas Wortham III, retired Chicago Police Officer and father to fallen CPD officer, Thomas Wortham IV.
The panel will discuss the underlying causes of violence, plans to address it and what members of the community can do to help reduce violence.
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and is free and open to the public.