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Chicago Gun Violence

Suburban Man Killed After Heated Argument In Back Of The Yards

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

A northwest suburban man is dead after he was shot multiple times following an argument with another man in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborh...

Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Killed On South Side

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

After his father was gunned down in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood two years ago, Patrick Sykes was so determined to escape the city's violent ...

Shooting With My Pen From Violence City

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
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.

56-Year-Old Among 4 Killed In Overnight South Side Shootings

Posted 05.30.2013 | Chicago

A 56-year-old woman who was found in the South Shore neighborhood with a single gunshot wound was among four people killed in a violent 12-hour span t...

Teen Shot On Porch Among 29 Shot, 6 Fatally, Over Long Weekend

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

Though Memorial Day weekend shootings were down from last year, gun violence marred the long weekend in several Chicago neighborhoods, leaving six dea...

Six Killed, 11 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Posted 05.26.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago. Six people have been killed and at least 11 others wounded in shootings across the city sinc...

Analysis: Homicides Cost Chicago $2.5 Billion

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Following Chicago's staggering 2012 total of more than 500 homicides, the human toll of gun violence in the Windy City is well-known. Now, a new ...

Teen Gunned Down In Back Of The Yards

Posted 05.22.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago boy was found gunned down in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city's South Side Tuesday evening. Authorities identified the vic...

At Least 23 People Shot Over The Weekend, 5 Fatally

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

In yet another violent weekend in Chicago, a 12-year-old boy was among at least 23 people shot in gun-related incidents that left five dead citywide. ...

Drug Warriors and Gun Violence: The War on Drugs Fuels Violence

James Peron | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
James Peron

As bad as drugs can be, Drug Warriors are worse. They raise the stakes of the drug fight, incentivize the drug gangs and push them to greater heights of violence. When a solution becomes worse than the problem it is time to abolish the solution.

Teens Among 3 Killed, 8 Hurt In Overnight Gun Violence Citywide

Posted 05.18.2013 | Chicago

At least 11 people were wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago -- and three of the victims died. The first fatal shooting happened around 7:2...

13 Wounded, 2 Fatally In Overnight Gun Violence In Chicago

Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

Two people were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in overnight shootings citywide in Chicago. A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in...

No Violence -- No News in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

People need a break from consistently viewing violence all over the news and when we have good news to report, we as leaders should step in and push the envelope by advocating for continued coverage of the significant reductions in Chicago homicides.

Joseph Erbentraut

PHOTOS: 'Too Young To Die' Project Documents Chicago Violence | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Two years ago, the names of towns like Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo. and Oak Creek, Wis. didn't sound all that different from anywhere else in the cou...

Relative Of Peace Activist Among 3 Dead, 11 Hurt In Weekend Violence

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

The relative of a long-time Englewood peace activist and an 82-year-old breast cancer survivor were among the three people killed and nearly dozen peo...

Man Gunned Down On His Bike Among 10 Shot Overnight

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Ricky Robertson was riding his bike in Chicago's Washington Heights neighborhood on a warm Wednesday night when someone in a passing car opened fire a...

Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Firing At Pedestrians From Bike

Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in the North Lawndale neighborhood early Sunday evening after the teen was allegedly firing on pedestria...

Mark Kirk: 'I Would Like To Crush' Chicago Street Gangs

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

Eduardo Jaramillo was screaming for help in a West Pullman apartment on Chicago's South Side when shots rang out Thursday night, silencing the 23-year...

WATCH: 'Shell Shocked' Documentary Goes Inside The Nation's Murder Capital

Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

How much murder can you tolerate as a neighborhood? It isn't only a question being asked in Chicago, where a particularly violent night claimed the li...

10-Year-Old Boy Shot While Standing On Sidewalk

Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

A 10-year-old Chicago boy is recovering after being shot as an innocent bystander on the West Side Wednesday night. Police tell ABC Chicago the sh...

3 Killed, At Least 17 Hurt In Overnight Shootings In Chicago

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story On Chicago's first day with temperatures in the 80s in seven months, at least 20 people were shot over a course of about 10 hours ove...

1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Hyde Park Shooting

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

One man was killed and another wounded early Tuesday in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Henry Atkins, 39, was standing in the hallway of an apart...

Man Dead After Humboldt Park Shooting, 13 More Hurt Over Weekend

Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago police have identified the man killed during a fight outside a Humboldt Park bar Sunday morning. Officials say 36-year-old...

Teen Fatally Shot Blocks From President Obama's Home

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in a backyard about four blocks from President Barack Obama's Chicago home, police said Tuesday....

8 Hurt In Chicago Shootings Since Thursday Afternoon

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

Eight people were injured in shootings between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning around Chicago, with no break from gun violence even amid yesterd...