Chicago police add 1,500 officers to existing patrols for Fourth of July weekend

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Chicago police are gearing up for a busy Fourth of July weekend.

With it being one weekend where violence has spiked in the past, the Chicago Police Department says it is adding 1,500 officers to the streets.

Those officers are in addition to the existing patrols the department typically has in place.