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Chicago Gun Violence

Chicago Police Trade Guns For Gift Cards At Turn-In Event

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

Usually when Chicago police officers confiscate firearms, they don't exchange them for prizes. But that's exactly what will happen on June 23, when th...

Teen Among 3 Dead, 29 Hurt In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

At least 29 people were wounded and three people -- including a 16-year-old boy -- were killed by gun violence during another bloody Chicago weekend. ...

Mayor, McCarthy Discuss Gang Strategy After Violent Weekend

Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

Following a bloody holiday weekend where gun violence claimed the lives of 11, including a 13-year-old boy, and wounded more than 40 others, Mayor Rah...

We Must Choose Nonviolence

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Making our neighborhoods safe won't be easy. We need to provide the young with the best, not the worst, educational opportunities. We need the police to make protecting the citizens of those streets a greater priority.

11 Dead, At Least 40 Hurt In Memorial Weekend Gun Violence

AP | Posted 07.29.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After an especially bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's police commanders said Tuesday they have a new plan f...

12-Year-Old Among 7 Killed, 22 Hurt In Weekend Shootings

Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

At least seven people -- including two youths, aged 12 and 14 -- were fatally shot over the weekend in Chicago while the NATO summit and the protests ...

Police Witness, Chase Down Suspected Gunman In Fatal Shooting

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

After a bloody weekend plagued by gun violence, shootings this week suggest that firearm access in Chicago remains a significant source of the city's ...

Mother Of 1-Year-Old Daughter Shot: 'I Just Want Justice'

Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago mother who was shot, along with her daughter, while sleeping in their bedroom in West Pullman is speaking out about the incident. Tonishi...

Another Bloody Night: 3 Dead, 7 Wounded By Gun Violence

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

Three people were killed and seven others injured in shootings Friday evening into Saturday morning in Chicago, continuing what has already been a blo...

Mother, 1-Year-Old Shot While Sleeping In Chicago Home

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

A 1-year-old girl is in critical condition after she and her mother were shot while sleeping in their South Side home. Tonishia Allen, 24, and he...

WATCH: Chicagoans March For Trayvon, Local Slain Teens

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

Hundreds of Chicagoans poured into the streets on the city's West Side Sunday to rally against youth violence not only in solidarity with slain Florid...

Another Bloody Night: 1 Dead, 8 Wounded In Chicago

Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago

Gun violence killed one and injured at least eight overnight Saturday in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, a man in his 20s was found dead...

'It's Senseless' 2 Killed, 11 Wounded Overnight In Chicago

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Two men were fatally shot and 11 others wounded, many critically, in gun violence over a bloody six-hour period in Chicago Thursday evening, on the ci...

3 Men Fatally Shot Inside South Side Apartment

Posted 03.28.2012 | Chicago

Three Chicago men were fatally shot inside an apartment on the city's South Side Tuesday evening. Terry L. Brown, 34, was found dead inside the apa...

McDonald's Employee Charged With Shooting Chicago Cop

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

A 20-year-old McDonald's employee has been charged in the near-fatal shooting of a decorated Chicago police officer. Paris Sadler is due to appear ...

Chicago's Top Cop Takes Blame For Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

After a particularly bloody weekend in Chicago that left 10 dead and at least 40 wounded in a rash of gun violence, city officials and community membe...

Person Of Interest Questioned In Police Officer's Shooting

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A Chicago police officer was shot in the chest and critically injured after he chased after an alleged curfew violator in the city's...

10 DEAD, At Least 40 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

At least 10 people were killed and 40 others wounded in one of the most violent Chicago weekends in recent history. The Chicago Sun-Times reports ...

WATCH: Two Teens Charged In 6-Year-Old's Shooting Death

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago teens were charged Sunday in the weekend shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell in the city's Little Village neighborhood. Juan Barr...

6-Year-Old Among 7 Fatally Shot During Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.18.2012 | Chicago

A 6-year-old girl was fatally shot Saturday afternoon -- one of five individuals wounded within one hour in separate shootings across the city and one...

2 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago

Two men were killed, one of them a teenager, and at least six others were hurt in shootings in Chicago Saturday evening into early Sunday. Edgar De...

Police: Gun Confiscations Up In Chicago

Posted 01.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday announced that his department removed 131 illegal guns from the city's streets on New Year's...

15-Year-Old Fatally Shot Outside His Home

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago eighth grader was killed Wednesday evening after he walked out of his apartment. Deontae Malone, 15, of the city's Marquette Park neighbo...

Four Shot While Sitting Inside Their South Side Home

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Four people were hospitalized Sunday after being shot inside a Back of the Yards home on Chicago's South Side. Police discovered two 17-year-old b...

Teen Girl Shot In Chest During Violent Weekend

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition after she was shot in the chest early Sunday in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood. Ac...