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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,...

Gunshot Victim Identifies Shooter On His Deathbed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A gunshot victim's deathbed identification of his shooter led to the arrest of his killer. Lawrence Stubbs, 19, was gunned down by two men in his Sou...

Controversial Gang Strategy Yields Early Results

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A little over two months ago, the city of Chicago erupted in controversy over, of all things, policing strategy. Splashed across the front page of ...

8-Year-Old Shot On South Side, Suffers Graze Wound To His Head

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An 8-year-old boy was injured when a bullet grazed his head late Saturday in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said....

WHAT VIOLENCE? Chicago On Track For Fewest Murders In Decades

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Judging by the headlines, this year would seem like the most violent one in Chicago's recent memory. Every weekend this summer seemed like it brought...

Woman Shoots 12-Year-Old 'Little Monster' Who Threw Bricks At Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side woman shot and wounded a 12-year-old boy Tuesday after weeks of being "terrorized" by the child and his friends, who threw bricks at her ...

Chicago's Code Of Silence: 'No Snitch' Code Keeps Shooters On The Streets

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At Gene's Playmate Lounge at Cermak and Kildare, you can't have a drink unless you're at least 25 years old. Young guys who might be packing pistols c...

2-Year-Old SHOT In Head On The South Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl has turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon, accompanied by his mother and Rev. ...

Gunman Who Shot 4-Year-Old At Large, 'No Snitching' Code To Blame

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Martrell Stevens has made great strides since an errant bullet left him partially paralyzed two years ago at the age of 4. He can swim, take steps wi...

Six Wounded In Overnight Shootings

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six people were wounded overnight in separate shootings on the city's South and West sides. The first shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. in the 8...

Back To School Violence: 16-Year-Old Killed, Teacher Stabbed By 13-Year-Old

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The school year has just begun for Chicago Public School students, but already a high school student has been killed and a teacher attacked. On Wedn...

Two Dead, Five Wounded In Overnight Shootings

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people are dead following two separate shootings on Chicago's Far South and North Sides. The victims are just two of seven people shot overnight i...

At Least 4 Dead, 12 Wounded In Independence Day Violence

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At least four people were left dead and 12 wounded in overnight shootings in Chicago, most on the South Side, officials said. The most recent homi...

Four Men Found Slain, Bound With Duct Tape In Southwest Side Garage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four men were found fatally shot and bound with duct tape in a Southwest Side garage Thursday night. The incident happened about 8:30 p.m., and all ...

Men Charged After Beating Family Near Taste Of Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | ChrisD.Ca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three men are charged with beating a family of four -- including a four-month-old child -- in Grant Park Thursday night near the Taste of Chicago fest...

8-Year-Old's Shooting Death Ruled A Homicide, Likely An Accident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting death of an eight-year-old boy in south suburban Dolton. Kyree Davis's death was ruled a homic...

Gang Members Hold Press Conference, Accuse Police Of Unfair Harassment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has taken some heat from the public and politicians for their secret meeting with Chicago's gang leaders in August. Some...

Alderman Calls CPD's 'Gang Summit' A Negotiation With 'Urban Terrorists'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's political leaders have come out with strongly divided opinions on a secret meeting between police and gang leadership that took place August...