CeaseFire Helps Quell Shootings in Chicago Areas

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0305200257may20,1,2270423.story?coll=chi%2Dnewslocal%2Dhed Sending out outreach workers--some of them ex-convicts or former gang members--to lead marches, hold block parties and offer residents alternatives to gunfire, a program called CeaseFire had some success in tempering violence in key Chicago neighborhoods, community leaders say, according to the Chicago Tribune. Now, with Chicago homicides outpacing last year's and the usual summer spike in violence on its way, CeaseFire . . .

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