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Teen 'Marked For Death' Charged In Girls' Shootings

Posted 07.14.2012 | Chicago

Updated story An 18-year-old Chicago man has been charged in connection with the shooting of two girls earlier this week, one day after he surrende...

Chicago Police, CeaseFire To Partner On Anti-Violence Program

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

The city of Chicago on Tuesday announced the formation of a new partnership between anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois and the Chicago Police Depa...

Increasing Homicides in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Young people are growing up thinking that violence is their only option and some adults reinforce this message on a daily basis. It's time to work on changing behaviors with the most high risk youth in Chicago

An American Problem: Can Changing Culture End Youth Violence?

Sarah Garland | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education
Sarah Garland

Change the culture of low expectations, and then watch schools and whole communities achieve success. Change the culture of violence, and then watch as young people and whole communities stop the cycle of self-destruction.

CeaseFire Hosts Summit, Aims For Non-Violence In New Year

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Anti-violence organization CeaseFire Illinois on Friday evening will host a "peace summit" expected to bring together some 300 Latino and African Amer...

Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz Talk The Interrupters (Video)

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Their new documentary, The Interrupters, is the story of CeaseFire -- in particular, three people who work for the organization trying to mediate disputes and help individuals turn away from violence.

Curbing the Tide on Decades of Violence in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Imagine growing up in a system where, generation after generation, the zip code you live in means you are going to have to fight the moment you walk out the front door.