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679 Murders And Counting: How Can We Connect Chicago's Youth?
Eric J. Cooper
Founder and President, National Urban Alliance for Effective E...
Why is that? What are we to do now that the national scene looks increasingly bleak for matters of racial and income equality
Homicides Drop, But Shootings Rise As Chicago Still Struggles With Guns And Violence
Chicago magazine and other media have suggested the department has strategically altered its crime statistics to appear more
The Murder Exoneration of Perry Cobb
Managing Editor of One West Magazine
In the eight years that the dishonorable Thomas J. Maloney served as a trial judge for the Cook County Circuit Court, he sentenced nine men to death, including Perry Cobb and Darby Tillis.
9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Chicago Yard
The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, located on Chicago's South Side, ranked sixth among the city's 77 community areas
Even If Chicago's Overall Violence Is Down, There's Still A Huge Problem We're Overlooking
Chicago Homicides Decrease By 50 Percent In January 2014 Amid Frigid Weather
Shootings in Chicago were also down in January 2014 compared to January 2013, police say. Chicago police say 2014 has gotten
Chicago Police Detectives Solve Higher Percentage Of Murders In 2013 As Clearance Rate Improves
Read the whole story at DNAinfo. A retooled homicide detective division flush with 72 newly promoted investigators assigned
Chicago Shootings: 4 Killed, 17 Hurt In Weekend Gun Violence
In other fatal shootings, 26-year-old Luciano Torres was fatally shot Saturday morning in the Montclare neighborhood, according
Eric 'Guitar' Davis, Chicago Blues Musician, Among 5 Men Killed In Thursday Shootings Citywide
Eric "Guitar" Davis, 41, was found fatally shot with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 6700 block of South
A Noble Effort
Michael A. Hardy
General Counsel/EVP, National Action Network
The bill, S.54, would establish specific offenses to prohibit and punish straw purchasing of firearms; would create a federal statute to criminalize gun trafficking and those who conspire to traffic or organize straw purchases.
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Father, Teen Daughter Charged After Dismembered Body Found On Chicago's Southwest Side
The victim was the brother of Daisy Gutierrez's ex-boyfriend, Moncada Ramos, with whom she has two children. Though the Tribune
Chicago 'Hobos' Gang's Alleged Members Face Murder, Drug Charges After 6-Year Investigation
By Reuters, Reuters
Chicago is grappling with several high-profile shooting incidents this year, many on the South Side of the city involving
Chicago Gun Violence: Man Shot In Gold Coast Over Parking Spot Among Weekend Shooting Victims
Updated story In other fatal shootings, 18-year-old Jaleel Pearson was shot in the arm and chest about 6:15 p.m. Friday in
Billy Sergent Killed: 67-Year-Old Chicago Man Fatally Shot At Washington Park Bus Stop
Neighbor Sennie Barnes told DNAinfo Chicago Sergent was "a really nice man" she wouldn't have minded being married to if
Chicago Crime: Rahm Touts Police Foot Patrols, Drop In Crime But Murder Rate Is Still High
By Reuters, Reuters
So far this year, the city's murder rate is down 22 percent compared with the same period in 2012, and down 45 percent in
Chicago Shootings: 2 Killed, More Than A Dozen Others Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence
Earlier Saturday morning, a man was shot in the mouth near Garfield Boulevard and Western Avenue in the city's Back of the
Antonio Lewis Charged In Murder Of 5-Year-Old Boy And His Mother From Earlier This Summer
Records indicate Lewis lives just a block away from the home where he shot Chavonne Brown, 31, and her son Sterling Sims
Chicago Shootings: 7 Killed, Dozens Wounded In Gun Violence Over First Summer Weekend
The weekend violence got off to a start Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. when 31-year-old Vincent Mayes was found dead in Garfield
Chicago Homicides Down So Far This Year, But Police Overtime Dollars Are Drying Up
But as the department's overtime budget is quickly drying up and the temperature is beginning to rise, many are questioning
Dionte Maxwell, Chicago Teen, Shot Dead When Strangers Crash Family Birthday Party
Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: Dionte Maxwell, 18, had just finished his first year at Rockford College
Patrick Sykes Shot In Chicago: Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Killed On South Side
In addition to Sykes, at least seven more people were shot around the city Thursday, though none of them fatally, according
Shooting With My Pen From Violence City
Donna Marie Williams
Sunday morning, some teens shot at some other teens on my block. In fact, it happened directly in front of my house.
Chicago Shootings: 13 Wounded, 2 Fatally, In Overnight Gun Violence
Both fatal shooting victims have not yet been identified and no suspects are in custody in any of the overnight shooting
Chicago Shootings: 25 Wounded In Easter Weekend Violence, Homicides Down In March
"It’s not one thing, it’s everything we do. It has to do with our deployment; it has to do with saturation deployment, which
Chicago Homicides Drop In February: Murders Plummet To 14 For Lowest Monthly Total Since 1957
A Tribune analysis of the city's homicide data indicates February tends to average just under 25 homicides during the past
Michelle Obama To Friends Of Hadiya Pendleton: 'Stay Strong'
Story by Kyla Gardner, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: Read the whole story. The first lady met privately with students, friends
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