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Chicago Street Violence

Holder Promises More Funding To Fight Street Violence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder announced in Chicago on Monday that the federal government would make more money available to help the n...

2 Girls, 12 And 13, Wounded In Drive-By Shooting

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Two young girls were caught in crossfire around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday on Chicago's Far South Side, sending both to the hospital. The girls, aged 12 and...

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...

Man Critically Wounded In Magnificent Mile Shooting

Posted 06.22.2012 | Chicago

A man was critically wounded early Friday in a shooting police believe to be gang-related just off Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district. Ar...

Fractured Gangs Blamed For Surge In Chicago Homicides

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Maybe it is the splintering of established drug gangs that has young men grabbing the tools of their trade – handguns – to...

Teen Among 3 Dead, 29 Hurt In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

At least 29 people were wounded and three people -- including a 16-year-old boy -- were killed by gun violence during another bloody Chicago weekend. ...

With City's Murder Rate Still Soaring, Rahm Announces Strategy

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

Facing criticism concerning Chicago's soaring homicide rate thus far this year, Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new "wraparound" crime-fighting st...

8 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 04.18.2012 | Chicago

Updated story At least eight people were killed and 15 hurt by gun violence over the weekend in Chicago. Darryl Davidson, 23, was dead early Sun...

Two 7-Year-Olds Among 8 Wounded By Gun Violence Thursday

Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl is among the eight wounded by gun violence, one of them fatally, Thursday evening into early Friday in Chicago. NBC Chicago repor...

Jen Sabella

'Her Young Life Was Snuffed Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 04.07.2012 | Chicago

It was an unseasonably warm March night when 22-year-old Rekia Boyd was gunned down by an off-duty police officer in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood. ...

Wade Sports 'Praying For Darin' Message On Shoe

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

During Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade showed off a special addition to his uniform -- a tribute to his nephew,...

WATCH: Chicagoans March For Trayvon, Local Slain Teens

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

Hundreds of Chicagoans poured into the streets on the city's West Side Sunday to rally against youth violence not only in solidarity with slain Florid...

Another Bloody Night: 1 Dead, 8 Wounded In Chicago

Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago

Gun violence killed one and injured at least eight overnight Saturday in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, a man in his 20s was found dead...

'It's Senseless' 2 Killed, 11 Wounded Overnight In Chicago

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Two men were fatally shot and 11 others wounded, many critically, in gun violence over a bloody six-hour period in Chicago Thursday evening, on the ci...

WATCH: Residents Outraged After Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Woman

Posted 03.30.2012 | Chicago

Some 200 protesters angered by a Chicago police officer's fatal shooting of a 22-year-old woman last week rallied Tuesday outside the officer's home, ...

Man Fatally Shot By Police Officer After Pulling A Gun

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police fatally shot a man they say pulled a gun on them late Sunday on the city's West Side. The shooting occurred around 11:50 p.m. in the...

Rahm: 'Our Streets Do Not Belong To Gang Bangers'

Posted 03.24.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his first public comments Friday after a violent weekend claimed the lives of at least 10 and injured dozens more, inc...

McDonald's Employee Charged With Shooting Chicago Cop

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

A 20-year-old McDonald's employee has been charged in the near-fatal shooting of a decorated Chicago police officer. Paris Sadler is due to appear ...

Person Of Interest Questioned In Police Officer's Shooting

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A Chicago police officer was shot in the chest and critically injured after he chased after an alleged curfew violator in the city's...

6-Year-Old Among 7 Fatally Shot During Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.18.2012 | Chicago

A 6-year-old girl was fatally shot Saturday afternoon -- one of five individuals wounded within one hour in separate shootings across the city and one...

Teen Killed, 3 Wounded In South Side Shooting

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

A 15-year-old Chicago boy was killed and three others were wounded when a gunman opened fire in an apartment building on the city's South Side. Geo...

Man Expecting Hug Outside Bar Got Stabbed Instead

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

A 24-year-old Chicago man remains hospitalized Monday after he was stabbed outside a bar in the city's Wrigleyville neighborhood over the weekend. ...

Two Men Fatally Shot In Rogers Park

Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago men were killed early Monday while they waited at a stop light in their SUV in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. Killed were Dion Mi...

7 Teens Charged In Brutal Attack Posted On YouTube

Posted 01.19.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Seven teens were charged early Wednesday in connection with the brutal beating, captured on video and posted on YouTube, of a 17-year...

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...