10 Dead in Chicago Murder Spree

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends the at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    Warm temperatures contributed to blood boiling over this Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, where 10 people were reported dead between Friday and Monday. More than 40 shootings occurred in the city during the long weekend, with shooting rates up nearly 14 percent since the same period in 2011. The increasing violence comes at a time when Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is scheduled to address the murder spree on Tuesday, has touted his efforts to fight gang crimes and clean up some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. 

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