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679 Murders And Counting: How Can We Connect Chicago's Youth?
Eric J. Cooper
Founder and President, National Urban Alliance for Effective E...
What are we to do now that the national scene looks increasingly bleak for matters of racial and income equality? One thing
Homicides Drop, But Shootings Rise As Chicago Still Struggles With Guns And Violence
Through Dec. 20, the Chicago Police Department has counted 390 murders, down from 406 over the same period in 2013 and 488
The Murder Exoneration of Perry Cobb
Managing Editor of One West Magazine
In the eight years that the dishonorable Thomas J. Maloney served as a trial judge for the Cook County Circuit Court, he sentenced nine men to death, including Perry Cobb and Darby Tillis.
9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Chicago Yard
According to the Chicago Tribune, Antonio enjoyed dancing and playing football. He would have been starting his fourth-grade
Even If Chicago's Overall Violence Is Down, There's Still A Huge Problem We're Overlooking
Chicago Homicides Decrease By 50 Percent In January 2014 Amid Frigid Weather
According to the RedEye homicide tracker, the month's youngest homicide victim was 15-year-old Miguel Naverrette, who was
Chicago Police Detectives Solve Higher Percentage Of Murders In 2013 As Clearance Rate Improves
Detectives cleared 126 of the 415 murders tallied in the city last year— the Police Department's best murder-solve rate in
Chicago Shootings: 4 Killed, 17 Hurt In Weekend Gun Violence
Also wounded in non-fatal shootings were at least 17 victims as young as 15. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the
Eric 'Guitar' Davis, Chicago Blues Musician, Among 5 Men Killed In Thursday Shootings Citywide
Four other people were wounded in non-fatal shootings citywide Thursday. Eric "Guitar" Davis, 41, was found fatally shot
A Noble Effort
Michael A. Hardy
General Counsel/EVP, National Action Network
The bill, S.54, would establish specific offenses to prohibit and punish straw purchasing of firearms; would create a federal statute to criminalize gun trafficking and those who conspire to traffic or organize straw purchases.
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Father, Teen Daughter Charged After Dismembered Body Found On Chicago's Southwest Side
Police say the victim was lured to the home by the woman and that she was hit in the head with a pipe before his throat was
Chicago 'Hobos' Gang's Alleged Members Face Murder, Drug Charges After 6-Year Investigation
By Reuters, Reuters
Arraignments for all nine defendants will be held later. Gary Shapiro, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
Chicago Gun Violence: Man Shot In Gold Coast Over Parking Spot Among Weekend Shooting Victims
The teen -- Tommy McNeal, 14 -- was found lying unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his back in the 6900 block of South
Billy Sergent Killed: 67-Year-Old Chicago Man Fatally Shot At Washington Park Bus Stop
A person of interest was in custody, but no charges were filed in the shooting as of Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Tribune
Chicago Crime: Rahm Touts Police Foot Patrols, Drop In Crime But Murder Rate Is Still High
By Reuters, Reuters
Father Michael Pfleger, the activist pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic church on the South Side, said he thinks the "tide
Chicago Shootings: 2 Killed, More Than A Dozen Others Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence
Updated story Earlier Saturday morning, a man was shot in the mouth near Garfield Boulevard and Western Avenue in the city's
Antonio Lewis Charged In Murder Of 5-Year-Old Boy And His Mother From Earlier This Summer
Story continues below Chavonne Brown, 31, and her son Sterling Sims, 5. Police say Lewis also tried to shoot Brown's 11-year
Chicago Shootings: 7 Killed, Dozens Wounded In Gun Violence Over First Summer Weekend
The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before midnight. The weekend violence got off to
Chicago Homicides Down So Far This Year, But Police Overtime Dollars Are Drying Up
As the New York Times reported Tuesday, 146 homicides were recorded in Chicago through Sunday evening, 76 less than the same
Dionte Maxwell, Chicago Teen, Shot Dead When Strangers Crash Family Birthday Party
Dionte Maxwell, 18, had just finished his first year at Rockford College, McMillon said. He was home for the summer and spent
Patrick Sykes Shot In Chicago: Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Killed On South Side
According to the Tribune, police say witnesses had conflicting accounts of whether Sykes' shooters were on foot or bicycles
Shooting With My Pen From Violence City
Donna Marie Williams
Sunday morning, some teens shot at some other teens on my block. In fact, it happened directly in front of my house.
Chicago Shootings: 13 Wounded, 2 Fatally, In Overnight Gun Violence
Two people were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in overnight shootings citywide in Chicago. Both fatal shooting
Chicago Shootings: 25 Wounded In Easter Weekend Violence, Homicides Down In March
In the weekend's other fatal shooting in Chicago, 19-year-old Akeem Manago was walking with a 23-year-old man in the 1300
Chicago Homicides Drop In February: Murders Plummet To 14 For Lowest Monthly Total Since 1957
Art Lurigio, a criminologist at Loyola University Chicago, told the Sun-Times that while the numbers were good, "It’s really
Michelle Obama To Friends Of Hadiya Pendleton: 'Stay Strong'
Story by Kyla Gardner, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: The first lady met privately with students, friends and family before the
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