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Chicago Gun Violence

At Least 8 Injured In Chicago Shootings Monday

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

At least eight people were injured in shootings around Chicago on Monday, capping off a weekend that was the city's most violent of the year so far. ...

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Armed 15-Year-Old Boy

Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Sunday night in the third police-involved shooting of the weekend — the city's most v...

6 Killed, 13 Wounded Overnight Including 16-Year-Old

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Six people were killed and at least 13 others wounded in shootings between Saturday ...

Overnight Shootings Leave Eight Injured, Including Three Teenagers

Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

Story by Tanveer Ali, courtesy of DNAinfo At least eight people were wounded, including three teenagers, in shootings citywide overnight. In Gre...

Homicides In Chicago Are Down, But Will The Trend Continue?

Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

With homicides in Chicago so far this year at a reduced level not seen since the 1960s, the city is touting its policing strategies in response to the...

These Chicago Murderers Passed Background Checks

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

Clearly "voter power" will not pry lawmakers out of the NRA's cold dead hands but "consumer power" can and will. Ninety percent of the nation wants universal background checks and the fight is moving into the marketplace.

Woman Killed, 11 More Injured By Shootings In 6-Hour Span

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

An 18-year-old woman killed during a drive-by was among the dozen people shot in just a six-hour span Monday. April McDaniel, 18, and four others ...

Gun Violence in America: The Continuing Tragedy

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Because apparently this tragic shooting did not involve enough victims, the news media gave it ho-hum coverage, I guess because this kind of mass murder is just so everyday, these days.

Woman Shot While Holding Baby Near South Side School

Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago

A 32-year-old Chicago mother was wounded in a shooting in broad daylight while walking her child home from school in the city's Pill Hill neighborhood...

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...