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Tio Hardiman

Could This Be Illinois' First Black Governor?

Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman is the latest candidate to jump into the 2014 running for Illinois Governor. Having previously promised a "c...

Domestic Battery Charge Against Ex-CeaseFire Director Dropped

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

Charges were dropped Tuesday against the ousted director of anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois accused of domestic violence against his wife. C...

CeaseFire Cuts Ties With Director After Domestic Battery Charge

Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago

Ex-CeaseFire Illinois director Tio Hardiman says he feels "shipwrecked and abandoned" after the Chicago-based non-violence group announced it was seve...

$20,000 Bond For CeaseFire Director Accused Of Domestic Battery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The Chicago director of a group seeking to curb violence in the city has been charged with abusing his wife. CeaseFire Illinois di...

Chicago Police, CeaseFire To Partner On Anti-Violence Program

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

The city of Chicago on Tuesday announced the formation of a new partnership between anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois and the Chicago Police Depa...

Fatal Chicago Shootings Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In War Zone

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago deals with a surge of murders that, thus far this year, has outpaced that of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Chicago Police Department has ...

Chicago's Top Cop Takes Blame For Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

After a particularly bloody weekend in Chicago that left 10 dead and at least 40 wounded in a rash of gun violence, city officials and community membe...

After Oscar Snub, 'The Interrupters' Honored

Posted 02.26.2012 | Chicago

"The Interrupters," a film about former criminals working to stop violence in Chicago, was named best documentary at the Film Independent Spirit Award...

CeaseFire Hosts Summit, Aims For Non-Violence In New Year

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Anti-violence organization CeaseFire Illinois on Friday evening will host a "peace summit" expected to bring together some 300 Latino and African Amer...

Amy Lee

The News Cycle May End, But The Violence Doesn't | Amy Lee | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

Stop the shooting: That's the motto of CeaseFire, an organization dedicated to reducing the violence plaguing the streets of Chicago. A new docume...

Violence, Interrupted: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Kristin McCracken | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In their new doc, duo Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz profile some criminals-turned-activists who find redemption through mediation on the streets of Chicago. We recently sat down with James and Kotlowitz to discuss their film.

To the Next Mayor of Chicago: How to Get Past Sound Bites and End the Violence

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

This month, as Chicago's mayoral candidates throw their hat in the ring, there is one issue that will most likely get a lot of attention: violence.

Pieces of the Behavior Change Puzzle

Gary Slutkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gary Slutkin

Skeptics may say that violence is too culturally ingrained, that it cannot be reversed in 100 years, or 200 years, if at all, but CeaseFire's methods are proving otherwise.

Searching for Peace Summit

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

CeaseFire recently organized a Peace Summit. You could sense the tension in the air: the crowd was composed of more than 300 young men and women from some of Chicago's meanest streets.

CeaseFire: Homicide Stats In Chicago Are Actually Down

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tio Hardiman knows Chicago's killing fields better than most people. The director of CeaseFire Illinois keeps tabs on violent conflicts across the ...

Does Chicago Have An Image Problem?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Violent crime is down in Chicago. But if you turn on CNN or pick up the New York Times, you certainly wouldn't think so. The topic of violence in Chic...