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CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 2012
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(Studio: Ashleigh Banfield) How Chicago is a war zone full of gun violence introduced; scenes shown from CNN's May 31, 2007 and August 21, stories.

(Chicago: Drew Griffin) A CNN four-month investigation into a 54-million dollar Neighborhood Recovery Initiative {NRI} designed to combat the crime in Chicago presented; scenes shown from the Woodlawn Organization from which the NRI money disappeared; details given about the politicking by Governor Pat Quinn that used NRI money without reducing murders and how teens were paid by NRI money to promote positive messages. [State senator Matt MURPHY - talks about the state program.] [QUINN - says it's all politics and government better do something about the violence.] [Children's Home and Aid COO Michael SHAVER†- talks about the NRI program.] The attempts to interview agencies that got the NRI money recounted. Why the murder rate has steadily dropped this year due to police efforts discussed.

Banfield, Ashleigh;
Griffin, Drew

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