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A New, Safer Chicago? End the Grass Gap

Charlene Carruthers | Posted 12.01.2014 | Chicago
Charlene Carruthers

If Chicago's policymakers and decision makers are committed to building a new and safer Chicago where all of its residents can thrive, taxpayer dollars must be spent on what our most vulnerable communities need.

15-Year-Old Among 3 Killed In Separate West Side Shootings

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

A 15-year-old boy was among three people shot and killed in separate incidents on Chicago's West Side Monday. Ed Cooper was shot just after 5 p.m....

Chicago's Murder Rate Up 35 Percent This Year

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Three months into 2012, Chicago has seen 114 homicides, representing a 35 percent spike in the city's murder rate compared to the same period last yea...

Rahm Reassigns 114 Cops To Streets, But Is Move 'Smoke And Mirrors'?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Standing alongside his Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that, effective on Thursday, 114 of the ci...

Chicago Crime Numbers Down Again

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's crime rate continued to decline in April, marking the 28th consecutive month that the Chicago Police Department reported a drop in violent c...

Overall Crime Down In Chicago, But Murders Up

FOX Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although overall crime in Chicago was down, homicides rose more than five percent this year through June compared to the same period last year, accord...