"More government at every level."
Something tells me that more government won't do the job there. Here we have crowds of kids beating other kids to death with two-by-fours for nothing more than being at the wrong bus stop that day, all started by a teenage gang shooting. Really nice.
How long has Chicago had a functioning government? You're saying that maybe now they need to step up? What have they been up to this whole time?
I guess it's debatable whether or not you could consider Chicago to have a "functioning" government, and I freely admit that I don't have a solution to recommend, but at some point people are going to have to realize that the G-man isn't going to just step in and make all the pain go away. The citizens need to do their part, which is not happening right now.