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Chance The Rapper Promotes #SaveChicago Weekend Events to Quash Violence

 Last year, the city went 42 hours without a reported shooting, the rapper tweeted Friday.
Last year, the city went 42 hours without a reported shooting, the rapper tweeted Friday.
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CHICAGO — Chance The Rapper has never shied away from the issues he faced growing up in Chatham, and this weekend he's hoping to make another big statement against the violence plaguing those streets.

For the second year in a row, the rapper launched his anti-violence campaign aimed at silencing the violence during some of the most violent stretches of summer, holiday weekends.

Last year, Chance tweeted the hashtag #SaveChicago, sending the internet abuzz with rumors of a special performance, before he tweeted the plan to get people on street corners to keep violence down.

This year, there was no confusion as Chance tweeted out lists of events — including community sports, spoken word, leadership classes and "positive loitering" — as part of the campaign to #SaveChicago.

Chance wasn't the only hip hop star from the city to get involved. Andrew Barber at Fake Shore Drive, a popular Chicago music site, helped to spread the word. Rapper Lil Durk also tweeted his support for the movement.

For the full list of events click here and spread the message with #SaveChicago.

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