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Chicago Homicides

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...

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 ...

Two Dead, At Least 18 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago

Story by DNAinfo staff via DNAinfo Chicago Two men have died, and at least 16 other people have been injured, in gun violence citywide since Friday...

9-Year-Old Shot While Riding In Car With His Mother

Posted 06.06.2013 | Chicago

A 9-year-old boy remained in critical condition Thursday morning after he was shot while riding in the back seat of a car with his mother the previous...

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...

3 Teens Charged In Fatal Shooting Of College Football Player

Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago

Two boys and one adult have been charged with first-degree murder in the weekend shooting death of 18-year-old Dionte Maxwell. The teen had allege...

Teen Fatally Shot When Strangers Crash Family Birthday Party

Posted 06.02.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: AUBURN GRESHAM — An 18-year-old college student was fatally shot late Friday when a group of m...

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 ...

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...

Charges Filed In 6-Month-Old's March Shooting Death

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Police filed charges Monday in connection with the March shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins. Charged with first-degree ...

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. ...

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...

'The War In Chicago' Focus Of New '48 Hours' Feature

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's violence problem is once again in the national spotlight, this time as the focus of an upcoming CBS News special by "48 Hours." In the n...

College Student, Star Student-Athlete Fatally Shot On Summer Break

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

A college student and former star athlete -- in three sports -- when he was a student at Proviso East High School died Thursday after being shot in th...

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...

Woman Allegedly Beat Mom To Death On Mother's Day Weekend

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

A 51-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with beating her 82-year-old mother to death on Mother's Day weekend. Janette Glenn was charged with f...

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.

Accused Killer Of Columbia Student Served Just 10 Months Of 8 Year Sentence

Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The 26-year-old charged with the murder of 19-year-old Columbia College student Kevin Ambrose served just 10 months of an eight-year ...

Theater Student Shot Dead On His Way To Meet Friend At 'L' Station

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Kevin Ambrose was on his way to a Green Line station in Chicago's Grand Boulevard neighborhood to escort his friend home on the late-night walk Tuesda...

CPD Blows Through Two-Thirds Of Overtime Budget In 3 Months

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

With many Chicago police officers working extra hours as part of an initiative targeting some of the city's most violence-plagued neighborhoods, the e...

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...

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...