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Gov. Pritzker Declares Gun Violence a Public Health Issue

CHICAGO (AP)  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has declared gun violence a public health crisis and says $250 million in state and federal money will be directed toward the issue over a three year span. Pritzker’s office says about 50 million of those dollars will come from the current state budget with the same approach in the following two years. The state will focus efforts on areas including youth intervention programs, trauma recovery and other mental health services.

Associated Press (11-2-21)



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