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Ceasefire Illinois

CeaseFire Funding Drying Up Fast, Closures Take Hold

Posted 09.15.2013 | Chicago

CeaseFire, the Chicago-based anti-violence group at the focus of the 2011 documentary "The Interrupters" is shutting two of its offices as funding dri...

$20,000 Bond For CeaseFire Director Accused Of Domestic Battery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The Chicago director of a group seeking to curb violence in the city has been charged with abusing his wife. CeaseFire Illinois di...

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...

Fatal Chicago Shootings Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In War Zone

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago deals with a surge of murders that, thus far this year, has outpaced that of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Chicago Police Department has ...

Matt Sledge

Public Housing Demolition Lowered Crime, But Not For Everyone | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's decade-long effort to move people out of its infamous public housing towers and into low-rise neighborhoods has long produced divided reacti...

After Oscar Snub, 'The Interrupters' Honored

Posted 02.26.2012 | Chicago

"The Interrupters," a film about former criminals working to stop violence in Chicago, was named best documentary at the Film Independent Spirit Award...

WATCH: 'The Interrupters' Star Sits Down With Colbert

Posted 02.02.2012 | Chicago

One of the stars of the critically-acclaimed documentary "The Interrupters," called "the most necessary film of the year" by Slatelast year, was inter...

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...

Amy Lee

The News Cycle May End, But The Violence Doesn't | Amy Lee | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

Stop the shooting: That's the motto of CeaseFire, an organization dedicated to reducing the violence plaguing the streets of Chicago. A new docume...

CeaseFire: Success Beyond Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Shootings and killings plague too many of our nation's neighborhoods. But the good news is that CeaseFire is moving to cities across the nation.

Running Through the West Side at Night

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

This summer Tio Hardiman had a new idea: a late night run for peace though West Humboldt, a neighborhood hard hit by drug sales, gang involvement, and violence.

What Does Weather Have To Do With Chicago Violence?

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems that every year, as Chicagoans celebrate the first warm days of the season, the excitement is tempered by a wave of violence. After months of...