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Wake Up and Face the Music, Chicago

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 10.11.2014 | Chicago
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Chicago native Franklin Vanderbilt, who has spent the past seven years touring as a drummer with Lenny Kravitz, has a suggestion: Start intervention a lot sooner in life. Swap a gun with a guitar or a set of drum sticks and you never know what kind of an influence you can make in a child's life.

Homicides Drop In Nation's 'Murder Capital'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime

Chicago police are touting a near-record low homicide tally during February, including at least one weekend where the city logged a rare number of zer...

Cries in the Wilderness

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

"The only premise of the book was to just go out and listen." And the book, edited by Miles Harvey, who is quoted above, is remarkable. It's a cry in the wilderness punctuated by gunfire.

Why Chicago Isn't The 'Murder Capital' Of The United States

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While the majority of cities had goose eggs for murder counts in the FBI's newly-released crime statistics for 2012, Chicago stood out with the unfavo...

Chicago Murder Rate Tops New York And Los Angeles

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main and Annie Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

As police Supt. Jody Weis returns to the hot seat during a City Council budget hearing today, Chicago is outpacing New York and Los Angeles in 2008 mu...