An emergency summit has also been called for late July in Chicago to address urban violence -- nine people were killed in the Midwestern city over Independence Day weekend, and more than 40 were injured, including two boys in city parks.
Well known in Chicagoland, but perhaps not so well known elsewhere, the Aon Center is a quiet, dignified building in the Chicago skyline. Height and location give its tenants remarkable views in all directions.
Chicago’s murder rate is higher than some other big cities, but according to Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, the last time it was this low in the city, Mayor Daley’s father was mayor and Lyndon Johnson was president.