>> President-elect Donald Trump tweeting Monday that Chicago's Mayor must ask for federal help if the city can't bring down its murder rate. This week Chicago police reported that homicides hit a 20 year high in 2016, with 762 murders. Trump correctly relayed the police department's tally but misrepresented it as record setting.
It's all also unclear what type of government help Chicago might ask for. The city has mapped out its own plans to reduce violence this year, including the scheduled hiring of close to 1,000 additional police officers over the next two years. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Sunday said the city would employ a series of initiatives in 2017.
Aimed at reducing violence, improving police department capabilities and building public trust. As for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was a Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama for almost two years, his reactions to Trump's tweet was not immediately given.