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Chicago Homicides

Homicides This Year Hit A Devastating High

Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

Homicides in Chicago have reached a new high this year, even as recent data show that surging gun violence in the Windy City has slowed from its devas...

NBA Players in Chicago to Promote Peace and Goodwill

Tio Hardiman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The Basketball Tournament for Peace served as a good example of how professional athletes can help bring young people together and begin the process of bridging the gap between the different groups of warring young men.

2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Drive-By Shooting

Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

Two people were killed and two others wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood early Tuesday. Quiltavia...

At Least 6 Killed, 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

At least six men were killed and 23 people wounded in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday in Chicago. According to CBS Chicago, the v...

12-Year-Old Boy, At Least 5 Others Shot Overnight

Posted 09.14.2012 | Chicago

A 12-year-old boy was wounded by gunfire while riding his bicycle in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood early Thursday evening. The boy was r...

Teen Fatally Shot In Front Of His Mother

Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Friday outside of a laundromat on Chicago's South Side during a tragic altercation his mother and sibling both witn...

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...

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...

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...

City Homicides Down In July, But Year Total Still Up Over 2011

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police announced Thursday that the city's homicide rate -- which has attracted international media attention -- saw its first monthly decline ...

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...

2 Teens Killed In Separate South Side Shootings

Posted 07.20.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago teenagers were fatally shot Thursday evening into early Friday on the city's South Side. Nathaniel Gonzalez, 16, was gunned down in a d...

Is Chicago's Crime Problem Impacting Its Tourism Push?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Chicago

A city tourism official on Wednesday expressed concern that Chicago's persisting crime problem could be curtailing its push to drastically up tourism ...

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...

One School Principal Carries The Weight Of Chicago Violence

WBEZ | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

Violence in Chicago is making headlines nationwide, again. Murders are up, and more kids were shot this past school year than the year before. The ...

City Targets Businesses That Harbor Crime As Gun Violence Continues

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

Following a weekend where 20 people were shot, none fatally, in Chicago, the city announced the names of 37 "problem" businesses that they say help br...

What Is a "Gang Audit"?

Andrew Papachristos | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago
Andrew Papachristos

The decentralized nature and sheer number of gang factions makes understanding the context of gang disputes even more important when trying to craft intervention and prevention efforts.

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 ...