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Chicago Violence

Community Policing Volunteers: 'The Mayor Doesn't Know Who We Are'

Chicago Reader | Posted by Ethan Straffin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

Ron Holt was leaving the press conference when he nearly stepped into the path of a briskly marching Garry McCarthy, the Chicago police superintendent...

Chicago Man Accused Of Threatening Mayor Emanuel

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man was ordered held lieu of $750,000 bail Thursday after allegedly making a telephone threat against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. King Heard, 64...

Priest Speaks Out About Toy Guns In Easter Baskets

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Rev. Michael Pfleger has participated in a fair share of funerals and anti-violence marches near his church on Chicago's South Side. Gun violence is a...

Boy, 11, Shot On Violent Chicago Day

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

An 11-year-old boy who was playing outside with friends on an unseasonably warm day was shot Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. ...

'I Can't Believe It': Family Of Slain Student Speaks Out

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

The family of a Chicago student who was fatally stabbed by a classmate Thursday morning said when they heard the news, it felt "like a bad dream." ...

At Least 1 Student Dead, Another Critical In Chicago School Stabbing

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story CHICAGO -- At least one student has died and another is hospitalized in critical condition following a stabbing at a school on Chicag...

At Least 20 Shot During Violent Chicago Weekend

Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago

At least 20 people, including one child and several teens, have been wounded so far during a violent and unseasonably warm weekend in Chicago. The...

Gang Members Using Social Media More Than Ever Before

Posted 01.27.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Crime Commission released an updated book about Chicago gangs this week, which reveals that the Windy City has more gang members than any ...

Peace Is Not an Option

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

For Chicagoans, violence is often much too close to home. So how do we put an end to this violence and create peace?

14 Shootings Reported In One Day

Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

At least 14 people were wounded by gunfire on an unseasonably warm Thursday in Chicago. The violence began about 1:15 p.m., when a 20-year-old man...

Pastor Breaking Rooftop Vigil For Funerals

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

Rev. Corey Brooks has been on the ground only once in the six weeks since he began living, praying and preaching from a tent pitched on the windswept ...

Teen Raped Outside Theater Didn’t Have ID To Get In, Employee Says

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

An 18-year-old woman from the Northwest suburbs, shut out of a New Year's Eve concert because she didn't bring an ID, was sexually assaulted and beate...

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot During Robbery

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

An off-duty Chicago Police officer was killed Thursday night while working security at a West Side grocery store. According to NBC Chicago, Clifto...

Church's Chicken Shooting: 2 Dead, 5 Wounded In Chicago

Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

Two people were killed and five others wounded Tuesday night when a gunman opened fire at a Church's Chicken restaurant on Chicago's South Side. T...

Violence Continues In Uptown

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Uptown neighborhood has been plagued by violence in recent weeks, and one alderman says gangs are to blame. As CBS Chicago reports, at l...

WATCH: Rahm Talks (Lack Of) Presidential Ambitions On 'Rock Center'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been dogged by questions about his presidential ambitions since he announced his run for mayor more than a year ago. Th...

6-Year-Old Boy Shot By Teen Uncle On Far South Side

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Updated story A 6-year-old Chicago boy was hospitalized Sunday after he was shot in the chest by his teenage uncle during an apparent game of "cops...

Cops Search For Victim In Disturbing CTA Attack Caught On Tape

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police have launched an investigation into a disturbing Internet video which shows a young man punching an apparently homeless older man, knoc...

WATCH: Emanuel Attends Memorial For 260 Chicago Children Killed By Violence

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among the attendees at a Monday memorial honoring some 260 Chicago Public School students killed by violence during the...

Can A Film Festival Help Transform Englewood?

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Striding quickly through the streets he learned as a boy, Mark Harris handed out fliers hoping to entice people to spend a weekend in Chica...

Father Charged After 7-Year-Old Son Shoots Infant Brother

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

A 26-year-old Chicago man faces several charges after his 7-year-old son shot his infant brother in an apparent accident in the city's Englewood neigh...

Gang Member Sentenced To 90 Years For DePaul Student’s Murder

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.22.2011 | Chicago

Daisy Camacho survived being shot in the neck at a Halloween party two years ago by gangbangers who'd been asked to leave, but she lives on with the t...

Five Charged In Shooting Death Of 13-Year Old Darius Brown

Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

Four men and a woman were charged Friday in connection with the August shooting that killed 13-year-old Darius Brown as he played basketball with frie...

After School Matters To Cut Student Paychecks By 75 Percent

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Students in Chicago's After School Matters program, which supports student participation in after school enrichment programs by providing participants...

Boy, 14, Among 20 Shot On Violent Chicago Night

Posted 12.08.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition early Saturday after being hit by a stray bullet near his South Side home. According to the Chicago Su...