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Theresa Spearman, 46, was shot and killed on Friday while trying to break up a fight between her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend.  Her daughter was shot and critically wounded. (Family photo)

Mother Killed, Daughter Wounded In Back Of The Yards Shooting

A 46-year-old woman was killed, and her 25-year-old daughter was critically wounded, when they were shot during an apparent domestic dispute in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

02/28/2014

Flames shoot through the roof of a building that caught fire early Thursday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Extra-Alarm Fire In Back Of The Yards Leaves At Least 12 Homeless

Firefighters responded about 1:15 a.m. to the blaze at a two-story apartment building in the 4900 block of South Hoyne Avenue.

01/09/2014

A van idles in the 5400 block of South Bishop Street Wednesday night after a man inside the vehicle was shot and later died, police said. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Man Shot To Death In Back Of The Yards

Anthony Rivers, 30, was in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Bishop Street about 10:15 p.m. when someone approached the car and shot into the vehicle, striking his back, the back of his head and his armpit.

12/12/2013

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Dies A Day After Back Of The Yards Shooting

Brandon Torres, 21, was in the backseat of a vehicle in the 1600 block of West 44th Street early Sunday, when a gunman on the street started firing into the vehicle.

11/19/2013

Quinton M. Humphries (Credit: Chicago Police)

Seventh Man Charged In Cornell Square Park Shootings

A seventh man has been charged in connection with a September shooting that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, in a Back of the Yards neighborhood park.

11/13/2013

Darren Curtis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Sixth Man Charged In Shooting Of 13 In South Side Park

A sixth man has been charged in connection with a September shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 people wounded, including a three-year-old boy.

11/03/2013

Charles Moore (Chicago Police Booking Photo)

Teen Charged In Fatal Shooting In May

A Greater Grand Crossing man has been charged with killing one man and wounding another in a May 2013 shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

10/17/2013

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Deonta "Tay-Man" Howard Jr. plucks a guitar at New Beginnings Church, after he was released from the hospital on Sept. 25, 2013. Deonta was shot in the face at Cornell Square Park last week, when at least two gunmen sprayed a crowded basketball court with bullets, wounding 13 people in all. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Wounded In Mass Shooting Goes Home; Mom Says ‘He’s Just Being Tay-Man’

Deonta “Tay-Man” Howard said he’s not in pain anymore, except from a flu shot he received. His mother said, despite being shot in the face, “He never stopped talking, he never stopped running, he never stopped jumping.”

CBS Chicago–09/26/2013

Deonta Howard Jr. continues to recover at Mt. Sinai Hospital, after he was shot in the face at Cornell Square Park. Twelve other people also were shot on the basketball court at the park. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Mom: Child Wounded In Mass Shooting Recovering, But Afraid

The mother of a child wounded in a mass shooting last week in Chicago is thanking God and doctors for her son’s recovery, and is calling for an end to the gun violence that’s plaguing the city.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

(Clockwise from top left) Tabari Young, 22; Bryon Champ, 21; Kewane Gatewood, 20; and Brad Jett, 22, each have been charged in connection with a shooting that wounded 13 people at a South Side park. Young allegedly fired an assault rifle, Champ also allegedly fired shots, Gatewood allegedly supplied the assault rifle, and Jett allegedly acted as a lookout. (Credit: Chicago Police)

4 Men, Including 2 Gunmen, Charged In Mass Shooting

Police said the shooting was in retaliation for an unreported shooting earlier in the day on Thursday, when one of the suspects was grazed by a bullet.

09/24/2013

Deonta Howard Jr. (inset) is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face, after he was one of 13 people shot in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013. (Inset supplied to CBS | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Charged In Back Of The Yards Mass Shooting

Two men have been charged in connection with last week’s headline-grabbing mass shooting in a Back of the Yards park, sources tell CBS 2.

09/23/2013

Chicago police investigate after gunmen opened fire on a basketball court at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, wounding 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy: ‘No Doubt’ Mass Shooting Case Will Be Closed Quickly

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Monday denied news reports police had arrested two men in connection with a mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last week, but insisted he’s confident the case would be closed “very quickly.”

09/23/2013

Deonta Howard Jr. was shot in the cheek when two gunmen opened fire at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013. Twelve others were wounded. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Child Injured In Mass Shooting Doing Well After Surgery: Pastor

Deonta Howard was among 13 people wounded late Thursday when an unknown number of people shot up a crowded basketball court with an assault rifle.

09/21/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Open-Minded About Using State Resources To Curb Chicago Violence

Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.

09/21/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, center, prays during an anti-violence vigil Friday. (CBS)

Peace Vigil Held In Defiance Of Mass Shooting

New Beginnings Church on Chicago’s South Side – less than a mile from the shooting scene — was the backdrop for the event.

09/20/2013

A mom walks her child in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (CBS)

Residents Lament The Changing Face Of Back Of The Yards

CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with locals who say they live in a neighborhood in turmoil.

09/20/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with the media about the Back of the Yards shooting. (CBS)

After Mass Shooting, Chicago Goes Into Damage-Control Mode

How are Chicago officials handling the fallout? Very carefully, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

09/20/2013

Chicago police investigate after gunmen opened fire on a basketball court at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, wounding 13 people, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard Jr. (inset) [Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images | Inset photo supplied to CBS]

McCarthy: ‘A Miracle’ No One Died In Shooting That Wounded 13

Police said they believe an assault-style rifle with a high-capacity magazine was used in the attack, which they believe was gang-related.

09/19/2013

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Two Shot In Back Of The Yards

The two were standing on a corner in the 4800 block of South Winchester Avenue about 10:25 p.m. when the gunman walked up and opened fire.

09/03/2013

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