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Chicago's Tough Gun Law Isn't Doing Much To Help Cops

06/16/2011 12:15 pm ET | Updated Aug 16, 2011

Edison Park and Norwood Park are seemingly as far from Chicago's crime problems as one can get without leaving the city. The predominantly white, middle-class neighborhoods are on the far northwest edge of Chicago, about 14 miles from downtown, with spacious homes and leafy streets that give off a suburban feel. Together they make up a big chunk of the 16th police district, whose crime rate was the lowest in the city even before the numbers started dropping citywide more than a decade ago.

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