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'SENSELESS': Church Deacon Killed Over iPhone In CTA Robbery

Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago church deacon who volunteered in homeless shelters and "would give the shirt off her back" to people in need died Tuesday, after someone sto...

Report: 11 Hospitalized Following Shooting, Bus Crash On South Side

Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

A shooting on Chicago's South Side reportedly caused a CTA bus to crash Tuesday morning. The Chicago Tribune reports that two men jumped out of a ...

Prosecutors: Man Killed Car Wash Employee Because He Called Him A Bad Tipper

Posted 05.27.2011 | Chicago

Last summer, Cesar Rosales and his coworkers became increasingly frustrated by a customer who refused to tip them for washing and drying his vehicle a...

Chicago Schools, Police Increase Measures To Curb Youth Violence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the second year of a high school anti-violence initiative, Chicago Public School officials are left wondering one thing: Are these efforts working ...

Chicago's Schools, Police Work To Stem Youth Violence

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The weather is turning in Chicago. The snow has melted, and kids are beginning to spend more time outdoors. In some Chicago neighborhoods, that's dang...

The Big Myth About Chicago Violence

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

After surviving the blizzard of 2011, it is fair to say that Chicagoans have suffered with cabin fever. But it is not fair to blame the recent spike in violence on warm weather.

At Least 19 Shot During Two Warm Days In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 48 unseasonably warm hours, at least 19 people were shot and one person was killed in Chicago. CBS Chicago reports that between 4 p.m. Wednesda...

3 Dead, Officer Shot On Chicago's North Side

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police found two people dead and another critically wounded in a North Side apartment Saturday, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said. Suspects who f...

A New Approach: L.A. and Chicago Successfully Lower Homicide Rates

Gary Slutkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gary Slutkin

Homicides in Chicago and Los Angeles are at their lowest levels since the 1960s. In both cities, new strategies in violence prevention are being employed. Other cities are now following suit.

Will Guzzardi

PHOTOS: 'Too Young To Die' Project Looks At Chicago Violence | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Carlos Javier Ortiz was a staff photographer on one of those ambitious millennial undertakings: "Chicago In The Year 2000" (CITY 2000), a documentary ...

Elderly Man Beaten To Death By Homeless Man He Helped

Chicago Sun-Times | MomLogic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When World War II veteran Stanley Letkiewicz invited a beggar he'd befriended outside his local Aldi to live with him last year, he hoped for a little...

Two Dead, Five Wounded In Chicago NIghtclub Shooting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police are talking to a "person of interest" in an early Sunday shooting at a South Side motorcycle club that left two men dead and five others wounde...

Police Officer Shot, Possibly Following Stevenson Pursuit

Chicago Sun-Times | Black Political Thought | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Police officer was shot Sunday evening in an exchange of gunfire that may be related to an incident on the Stevenson Expressway in the South...

Teen Charged In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago teenager was charged Wednesday in the murder of off-duty Chicago Police Officer David Blake, who was found fatally shot in his SUV last mont...

Inside A Chicago Murder

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I think we have a fresh one, guys." Sgt. Sam Cirone had barely spoken the words, and he was out the door of Area 5 Homicide at Grand and Central. ...

Twelve-Year-Old Killed By Friend Playing With Gun

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A twelve-year-old boy from Gage Park was shot dead over the weekend, apparently by a friend who was playing with a gun. Johnny Maldonado, of the 5800...

Rahm Emanuel Endorsed By Mother Of Slain CPS Student In Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, the Chicago Police Department released their November crime statistics--showing that the city's crime has continued to fall for 23 straight...

Van Used By Children's Charity Torched Before Holiday Mission

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago-based children's charity is looking for a new mode of transportation after the van they use to pick up toys and donate them to needy childre...

'We Stop The Killings' Charity Actually A Fraud, Says AG

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Let's say, this holiday season, you were looking to donate some money to a good cause: a charity that fought against inner-city violence. You might ha...

Finally, Charges In 2009 Broad-Daylight Murder Of Teen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the spring of 2009, things got ugly between Ramone Morris and Dewallis Harris. The two 16-year-olds had known each other for years, but Harris thou...

Gun Used To Kill Officer Passed Through 3 States

Chicago Tribune | Annie Sweeney and William Lee, Tribune Reporters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The .45-caliber handgun found feet from the body of Officer Thomas Wortham IV passed through three states and many hands before a chance encounter at ...

MASSIVE Gang Bust In Chicago: Investigation Launched After Cop's Murder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In August of 2008, an off-duty police officer was shot and killed in his SUV in Garfield Park. Robert Soto's companion, Kathryn Romberg, was sitting n...

South Side Man Survives Two Shootings In 9 Hours

Chicago Sun-Times | A Pakistan News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side man is cursed -- or terribly lucky -- depending on your point of view. The 23-year-old man was shot twice this morning in different neigh...

Boy Killed, Two Others Wounded In South Side Shooting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head, and a 12-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were wounded Tuesday evening in a drive-by shooting on a Woo...

Three Wounded In Wrigleyville Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three men were shot outside of a Taco Bell near Wrigley Field early Wednesday, possibly following a fight at a nearby bar. About 11:30 p.m. Tuesday,...