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Chicago Gun Violence

Cops Can Pinpoint Gunshots With New Technology

Posted 10.26.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police are using a new technology that can listen for gunshots and help the responding officers pinpoint where they were fired. The technology...

Chicago Heroes Changing the World

Lena Tabori | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Lena Tabori

As we all know, Chicago witnessed an alarming spike in homicides this spring, the effects of which citizens and the police force are still dealing with. While the problem has slowed somewhat, tension remains high, and people are looking for solutions.

City Sees Slowdown Of Homicides But Will Still Likely Hit Grim Milestone

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- When the city's gang war intensified last spring, shootings became so frequent they sometimes seemed like a ghastly game of tennis, with ea...

At Least 5 Killed, 24 Hurt In Weekend Shootings In Chicago

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

At least 29 people were shot over another violent weekend in Chicago, including five men who were killed by gun violence. The fatal shooting victim...

ABC 'Hidden America' Special Shines Light On Chicago Violence

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago

NEW YORK — ABC News said it wanted to step beyond reporting on the gang violence in Chicago to explore ways of reducing it. The network, as sho...

Preckwinkle Proposes Bullet Tax To Curb Crime

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale ...

5 Killed, 25 Others Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

At least five people, including two teens, were fatally shot -- and 25 others were wounded by gun violence -- between Friday evening and early Sunday...

#WhatIfChicago Panel Considers Ideas To Curb Gun Violence

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago continues to reel from a summer that saw a surging rate of homicides, a Chicago Ideas Week panel on Thursday considered suggestions -- sour...

Preckwinkle Floats Cook County 'Violence Tax' For Gun Owners

Posted 10.09.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has floated a new proposal aimed at addressing the overwhelming impact of gun violence on the county's co...

Homicides This Year Hit A Devastating High

Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

Homicides in Chicago have reached a new high this year, even as recent data show that surging gun violence in the Windy City has slowed from its devas...

2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Drive-By Shooting

Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

Two people were killed and two others wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood early Tuesday. Quiltavia...

At Least 6 Killed, 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

At least six men were killed and 23 people wounded in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday in Chicago. According to CBS Chicago, the v...

Bus Struck By Gunfire With Students Aboard, No Injuries Reported

Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

No injuries were reported Friday morning when school bus packed with elementary school students was struck by gunfire as it was stopped to pick up two...

Teen Fatally Shot In Front Of His Mother

Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Friday outside of a laundromat on Chicago's South Side during a tragic altercation his mother and sibling both witn...

10 Shot Overnight, Rahm Announces Federal Help With Crime Fight

Posted 08.31.2012 | Chicago

On the heels of an evening when at least 10 people were wounded in shootings in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that additional federal support ...

Cop, 15-Year-Old Recovering After Exchanging Fire

Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

A 35-year-old Chicago police officer and a 15-year-old male were wounded Wednesday evening in a gunfire exchange on the city's Far South Side. Poli...

Rahm: Chicago's Not 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.28.2012 | Chicago

Following a weekend where at least 46 people were shot, nine of them fatally, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the recent uptick of gun violence in Chicag...

The Inequity of Compassion

Daniel Gross | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

Make your voice heard -- erase "the inequity of compassion" that exists around gun violence and to demand our elected officials and presidential candidates give us their plans to make this the better, safer nation we all want and deserve.

At Least 46 Shot Over The Weekend Citywide

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

As summer begins to wind down heading into the Labor Day holiday, the United States' third-largest city experienced one of its most deadly weekends of...

Chicago's Top Cop: City's 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Saturday addressed the disturbingly high number of shootings in Chicago in recent days and continued to defend...

4 Killed, 13 Wounded In Shootings On Another Violent Night

Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

Four people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in shootings Friday evening into Saturday in Chicago, continuing the trend of surging gun...

13 Shot In 30 Minutes In Chicago

AP | Posted 08.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Police say 13 people were shot and wounded in a 30-minute spate of violence in Chicago, including eight gunned down on a single street. Au...

Homicides Hit A One-Day Record High Over The Weekend

Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

Six people were killed in Chicago on Saturday, tying Feb. 19 for the most homicides in one day since the beginning of 2012. Four of those victims w...

6 Dead, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 08.20.2012 | Chicago

At least six people were killed and 36 others wounded in shootings over one of Chicago's most violent weekends in recent weeks. The shootings took ...

Is Enough Being Done About Surging Gun Violence In Chicago?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

As gun violence in Chicago continues to surge, HuffPost Live assembled a group of community activists and journalists to dig into the question of why ...