anti-violence

Gavel

State Panel Subpoenas Former Head Of Gov. Quinn’s Anti-Crime Program

The vote means committee members will compel Barbara Shaw to answer questions about the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

06/23/2014

Chicago police on the scene of a fatal shooting Friday in the 6600 block of South Honore. (CBS)

Anti-Violence Agency Director Slow To Pass Out Grants, Critics Say

Toni Irving is a PhD in English and literature who oversaw the now-dissolved Illinois Violence Prevention Authority and then got a raise from $119,000 to $250,000 a year. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

05/08/2014

Leonore Draper (courtesy: Christina Isherwood)

Friends, Family Mark The Murder Of Anti-Violence Activist One Week Later

Leonore Draper volunteered for a non-profit and had just attended a fundraiser for Project Orange Tree when she was caught in gun crossfire. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/02/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Probing Quinn’s Embattled Anti-Violence Program

Federal prosecutors sought information on the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative from the Illinois State Comptroller’s office, which handles the state’s checkbook.

05/01/2014

Leonore Draper (courtesy: Christina Isherwood)

Woman Attended Anti-Violence Fundraiser Before Being Fatally Shot

Thirty-two-year-old Leonore Draper was shot in the arm and chest inside a car in the West Pullman neighborhood on Friday night.

04/26/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton in New York on October 10, 2011. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Sharpton To Do Anti-Violence Work In Chicago

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that he wants to put Chicago’s violence problem in the national spotlight and will spend a few months in the city working on the ground with other church and community leaders.

06/30/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Talks Anti-Violence At Chicago Churches

Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban — pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl.

03/17/2013

Anti-Violence March

Religious Leaders To March Against Youth Violence

Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar, and now, political and religious leaders are using the sacred message to combat youth violence by holding a march.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence march through the Gresham neighborhood, four days after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed a few blocks away from St. Sabina Parish. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Leads Anti-Violence March Near St. Sabina

In the face of a murder a few blocks away from his church, Rev. Michael Pfleger took some bold steps Sunday, and so did several dozen of the faithful from St. Sabina Parish.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

CeaseFire

CeaseFire Marching To Stop Violence

Anti-violence protesters plan to hit the streets of Chicago and six other communities tonight to get ahead of spring shootings.

03/04/2011