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Chicago CEOs donate $1.5 million to fight crime

August 26th, 2017

A group of civic leaders has plunked down $1.5 million to fund a program targeting violence in Chicago South Shore neighborhood.

The CEO donors include Jim Reynolds, chairman and CEO of Loop Capital Markets investment firm;  Richard Price, chairman and chief executive officer of Mesirow Financial; Trisha Rooney, CEO of R4 Services records management company, Avant CEO Al Goldstein, and real-estate developer (and Sun-Times investor) Elzie Higginbottom. 

“This is important to me as a mother and as a business owner,” said Rooney after she toured the facility. “It’s about raising awareness and funds to support additional efforts to make our communities safer.”

The CEOs’ donation will fund a Police Department nerve center that pulls together crime data and high-tech systems, including ShotSpotter–a sophisticated technology program that can pinpoint where a gun is fired in real time.

Get more details in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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