In the past three years, the city of Chicago has suffered from street violence that has made national news countless times. Last year alone, Chicago had over five hundred murders. This year, we’re already in a position to break that record. This poem “Chicago’s Hope’ was laid on Preston Perry’s heart to write 4 years ago, so he did. Now with the consistent epidemic of murder, gang violence, and street violence still plaguing the city – Preston felt compelled to make a video and release it to the public. His prayer is that this video will help spark real change.