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Citing newly-released police data, the Sun-Times reports Chicago's first quarter of 2014 tallied the lowest number of homicides
Maria Gonzalez, a 39-year-old Jefferson Park woman, died after a man pacing outside her home slit her throat Thanksgiving
Analyizing police data ranging from Jan. 1 and July 18, DNAinfo Chicago reports homicide detectives have solved 50 of the
Over the duration of the trial, over 50 people's lives came to an end in shootings in Chicago alone -- many of them black
There's been surprisingly little media discussion about whether Chicago's strict gun laws, routinely ridiculed by the right-wing, might actually be working. While it's difficult to determine why crime rises and falls, to blame a policy when rates rise and ignore it when they drop doesn't make sense.
The media's extensive coverage of Hadiya Pendleton's murder is absolutely appropriate. However, it also highlights the reality that only a handful of Chicago's murder victims receive such thoughtful and humanizing coverage in the mainstream press.
Former homicide detective and Aldermanic candidate Joseph Moseley talks to Ahmed about how Chicago has reached it's highest monthly murder rate in nearly a decade.
We released the 2012 Murder Timeline to show the human toll of violence in Chicago: from the mother still expecting her son to knock on her window and ask what's for dinner to the four-year-old girl who saw paramedics carry her dying father away.
According to NBC, the program's resources will be decentralized moving forward allowing strategies to be tailored more effectively
CHICAGO LEADERS FRUSTRATED McCarthy said Chicago faces a larger illicit gun problem than either New York or Los Angeles, the
According to Fox Chicago, seven people were killed in shootings and one in a stabbing incident over the weekend in Chicago
As we all know, Chicago witnessed an alarming spike in homicides this spring, the effects of which citizens and the police force are still dealing with. While the problem has slowed somewhat, tension remains high, and people are looking for solutions.
There is a need to work on challenging the behaviors of young men and women by helping them understand that violence should be observed as unacceptable behavior.
“If Chicago wants to lose the title ‘homicide capital of the nation’ it’s time to get serious about increasing the number
On Saturday, McCarthy commented that his police department is "basically treading water" when it comes to its efforts to
Police also announced Saturday that they have "good leads" on suspects in the Thursday drive-by shooting that left eight
Phillip McCall, 34, was shot six times in the 8800 block of South Prairie Avenue in the city's West Chesterfield neighborhood
Gun violence in Chicago was the subject of a recent segment on HuffPost Live, which featured a panel of activists and journalists
The month was Chicago's third-least deadly July since 1987, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy