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Chicago Gun Violence

Rahm: Chicago's Not 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.28.2012 | Chicago

Following a weekend where at least 46 people were shot, nine of them fatally, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the recent uptick of gun violence in Chicag...

The Inequity of Compassion

Daniel Gross | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Make your voice heard -- erase "the inequity of compassion" that exists around gun violence and to demand our elected officials and presidential candidates give us their plans to make this the better, safer nation we all want and deserve.

At Least 46 Shot Over The Weekend Citywide

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

As summer begins to wind down heading into the Labor Day holiday, the United States' third-largest city experienced one of its most deadly weekends of...

Chicago's Top Cop: City's 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Saturday addressed the disturbingly high number of shootings in Chicago in recent days and continued to defend...

4 Killed, 13 Wounded In Shootings On Another Violent Night

Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

Four people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in shootings Friday evening into Saturday in Chicago, continuing the trend of surging gun...

13 Shot In 30 Minutes In Chicago

AP | Posted 08.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Police say 13 people were shot and wounded in a 30-minute spate of violence in Chicago, including eight gunned down on a single street. Au...

Homicides Hit A One-Day Record High Over The Weekend

Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

Six people were killed in Chicago on Saturday, tying Feb. 19 for the most homicides in one day since the beginning of 2012. Four of those victims w...

6 Dead, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 08.20.2012 | Chicago

At least six people were killed and 36 others wounded in shootings over one of Chicago's most violent weekends in recent weeks. The shootings took ...

Is Enough Being Done About Surging Gun Violence In Chicago?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

As gun violence in Chicago continues to surge, HuffPost Live assembled a group of community activists and journalists to dig into the question of why ...

2 Teens Among 4 Killed In Overnight Gun Violence

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Four people, including two teenage males, were fatally shot over ten hours in Chicago on Thursday, on the heels of news that the city's soaring homici...

Former CPS Basketball Star Among 5 Killed In Overnight Shootings

Posted 07.27.2012 | Chicago

A former high school CPS basketball star was fatally shot Thursday evening while intervening in an altercation involving his friend. Michael Haynes...

6 Wounded, 2 Fatally, In Shootings Over 15 Minutes In Chicago

Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Fourteen people were wounded by gunfire overnight Tuesday, including two people who were fatally shot, in Chicago. Alixi Johnson, ...

Gun Violence in America -- Is Anybody Listening?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Will the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns make any meaningful difference in the lives of families living in "domestic war zone" of gun violence and black-on-black crime in African American communities throughout the United States?

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...

2 Girls, 12 And 13, Wounded In Drive-By Shooting

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Two young girls were caught in crossfire around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday on Chicago's Far South Side, sending both to the hospital. The girls, aged 12 and...

Rahm Defends Police Tactics As City Homicide Rate Spikes

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago's mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes...

5 Killed, 21 Wounded In Shootings Overnight Thursday

Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Five people were killed and at least 21 wounded in shootings in Chicago in the midst of the mid-week Fourth of July holiday Wednesday into early Thurs...

15 Hurt In Shootings Over 6 Hours Ahead Of Holiday

Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago

Fifteen people were shot Tuesday evening in Chicago over a six-hour period on the eve of the mid-week Fourth of July holiday. A 10-year-old girl wh...

3-Year-Old Among At Least 17 Hurt, 9 Killed In Weekend Shootings

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

At least 26 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot over another hot weekend in Chicago, nine of them fatally. The 3-year-old child was shot ...

No Bond For Man Charged In Slaying Of 7-Year-Old Selling Candy

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A 26-year-old Chicago man police say is a gang member was charged and ordered held without bond Sunday in the slaying of a 7-year-old...

7-Year-Old Fatally Shot While Selling Snow Cones On City's West Side

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl was fatally shot Wednesday evening outside her family's home on Chicago's West Side. Heaven Sutton was playing with friends and h...

Number Of CPS Students Shot This School Year Highest Since 2008

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

While fatalities from gun violence are down this year among Chicago Public School students, the number of young people shot during the 2011-12 academi...

McCarthy: 'There's Just Way Too Many Guns In This City'

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department will be accepting guns at 23 churches across the city Saturday, no questions asked, in an effort to reduce the number of...

At Least 7 Killed, 35 Hurt In Weekend Shootings

Posted 06.18.2012 | Chicago

A teenage girl is among at least 7 killed and 35 hurt in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday morning in Chicago, as gun violence failed ...

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot While Sitting On Porch

Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer is recovering from being shot in the legs while he sat, off-duty, on a porch Thursday evening on the city's South Side. Th...