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Oak Park mayor recalls childhood experience in talk about Chicago gun violence

The mayor of the Village of Oak Park spoke against gun violence, citing his own childhood growing up in a conflict-ridden part of the world, at a summit on July 9 at the By the Hand Club for Kids on Chicago’s West Side.

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, whose 1st District includes Chicago’s West Side and Oak Park, brought government officials and the public together to work on policies that protect all citizens.

It’s one of the most violence communities, with more than 900 crimes happened in the West Side neighborhood of Austin in June. Almost a quarter of them were violent crimes, making Austin the 11th– most violent community in Chicago last month, according to the Crime in Chicagoland report .

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