Chicago's mayor joins in anti-violence rally

October 12, 2008 9:03:30 AM PDT
A day after announcing job cuts and departmental mergers to help meet the 2009 city budget, Mayor Daley joined residents in the 20th ward for an anti-violence march Saturday. The mayor was joined by Police Superintendent Jody Weis and various community leaders for the march, which stepped off from the Langley Avenue Baptist Church just after 10 a.m.

Daley urged neighbors to watch out for one another's well-being-- but the economy and the 240 job cuts the city announced Friday were still on his mind today.

"Its a bad news budget ..even in your industry, tomorrow maybe you'll be laid off, lets be realistic ... this is a very tough economy and it going to be here for 3 or 4 years, its not gonna go away," said Daley.

The job cuts would start taking affect after the first of the year pending approval of the budget.


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