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As Chicago once again faces a historic increase in violence, a reporter seeks to understand how... more »
posted 12/29/20

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Less than 40% of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.
The state's Crime Victim Compensation Program reimburses victims of violent crime for costs related to injury and loss.
A review of thousands of records showed the state program struggles to reach survivors in need, and paid out claims in less than half of all cases.