City Seeks Summer Program To Steer Youth Away From Gangs, Guns

Mayor Jim Langfelder says violence in Springfield has been “ignored” for too long… but insists that won’t happen anymore.

The mayor says businesses and labor have donated $35,000 toward development of a summer youth program to provide jobs and other activities in hopes of steering kids away from gangs and guns.

Details are still being developed for the program, which came about in response to a rash of shootings and retaliatory actions, including two homicides this week alone.

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