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Obama returns to Chicago, a city scarred by gun violence

Obama returns to Chicago, a city scarred by gun violenceCrosses, each bearing the name of a murder victim, sit on the sidewalk along Michigan Avenue before the start of a Dec. 31 march to call attention to Chicago’s rising murder rate. President Obama will take the stage Tuesday night in his adopted hometown of Chicago, where he will deliver what aides have described as a farewell speech celebrating the achievements of his eight years in office. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed — the highest homicide rate since 1996, when 796 people were murdered.

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