Crime Lab Crime and Poverty in Chicago

On February 5, 2020, the City Club of Chicago invited Jens Ludwig, Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor and Pritzker Director of the UChicago Crime Lab to speak about violence in Chicago. Ludwig’s talk, entitled “Crime and Poverty in Chicago,” discussed the challenges Chicago faces. The audience for this event included policymakers and members of the Chicago civic, philanthropic, and business communities.

Watch Ludwig's Complete City Club Talk

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The City Club of Chicago is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose members include prominent business, civic and government leaders in Chicago. The organization attracts those interested in civic responsibility, public issues, open political debate and networking opportunities. Founded in 1903, it is the longest-running civic forum in Chicago.

The mission of the City Club of Chicago is to provide a forum for the discussion of civic and public affairs in Chicago, the metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.