CHICAGO -- Top state and city political leaders met with community organizations and academics to address the underlying causes of Chicago’s violence problems Monday.
A U.I.C. study found a direct correlation between joblessness and crime.
Community organizations say officials have to support outreach programs that will help young Chicagoans gain skills to last a lifetime.
Officials say it's time for government leaders to stop talking and take action to bring real jobs and opportunities to get young people to work.