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Chicago Police Cmdr. Joseph Gorman

Bridgeport Woman Excited About Neighborhood’s New Police Commander

“I think it’s incredible. I mean, we couldn’t have asked for anything better,” January Overton said. “I truly believe that this is gonna change drastically what’s happening on our block, and in the area.”

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Police swarm the scene of a fatal shooting in the Fuller Park neighborhood Friday. (CBS)

1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Pair Of South Side Shootings

A pair of South Side shootings less than 10 minutes apart Saturday night left a downstate Springfield man dead and five other people wounded.


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Boy, 15, Shot Multiple Times On South Side

A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night on the South Side.


Tristan Beache homesteads in urban Chicago where he raises chickens, ducks, rabbits, and grows a number of vegetables. (Photo By A.J. Viola)

A Visit To The ‘Freak Farm’ In Back Of The Yards

On a typical Chicago block on the city’s South Side, there’s a house that’s anything but typical.


Chicago police investigate a shooting at Davis Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, which left one man dead and two teenagers injured on Oct. 6, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Two people have been killed in Chicago this weekend, in shootings since Friday evening.

CBS 2–10/06/2012

Chicago police investigate a shooting at Davis Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, which left one man dead and two teenagers injured on Oct. 6, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Shooting At Park In Back Of The Yards

A man was killed and two teens were wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.


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1 Dead, At Least 6 Wounded In Weekend Shootings So Far

It was another violent start to the weekend on Chicago streets, with one man dead and at least six others injured in a series of shootings.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Paulina Street Shooting

Mother, Baby Shot In Back Of The Yards

Police are searching for the gunman who shot and wounded a baby girl and her mother in the Back of the Yards neighborhood overnight.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

Alan Padilla, 17, is being held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jalen Stogner. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

No Bond For Teen Charged With Killing Boy In Front Of Victim’s Mom

A judge has denied bond for the 17-year-old man accused of killing another teenager in front of the victim’s mother and two brothers, outside a Back of the Yards laundromat last week.


Alan Padilla, 17, is accused of killing 17-year-old Jalen Stogner in front of Stogner's mother and two brothers on Aug. 31, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Teen In Front Of Victim’s Mother

A 17-year-old man has been charged with killing an Englewood teen in front of his mother and two brothers outside a laundromat in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.


Chicago police investigate after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed near 47th Street and Wolcott Avenue on Aug. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

15-Year-Old Boy Killed In South Side Shooting

A 15-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side on Tuesday afternoon.


Escanaba Avenue Shooting

Overnight Shootings In Chicago Leave 1 Dead, 6 Wounded

Gunfire left one man dead and another wounded just after midnight in the South Shore neighborhood, and five others were wounded across the city in the overnight hours.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Homan Avenue Shooting

Overnight Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 6 Wounded

One man was killed, and six more were injured, in shootings around Chicago overnight.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

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Weekend Gunfire Leaves 3 Dead, 26 Wounded

Gunfire over the weekend left three men dead and at least 26 others wounded, from Portage Park to Auburn-Gresham.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Champlain Avenue Shooting

3 Killed, 7 Injured In Post-Holiday Shootings

Three people were killed, and seven others were injured, in shootings during the day Thursday as the high climbed to 102 degrees, and during the steamy night afterward.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Dead, 3 Wounded In Back Of The Yards Shooting

Two men were killed and three others wounded in a Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting Friday night on the South Side.


File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

6-Year-Old Girl Hit By Police Squad Car

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a police squad car that was responding to a shooting Saturday evening in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses police strategy for handling the large protests expected before and during the NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Confident Police Can Handle NATO Protests

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Wednesday that Chicago police officers assigned to NATO protest duty have passed their first test ahead of this weekend’s NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Masked protesters march through Bridgeport, Canaryville and Back of the Yards to decry police brutality. The protesters repeatedly ignored police orders to stay off the streets, since they did not have a parade permit, and they also got into shouting matches with a number of local residents. (Credit: CBS)

Masked Protesters March Through South Side To Decry Police Brutality

With the NATO summit five days away, demonstrations are becoming more intense. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a so-called militant march against police brutality Tuesday evening.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

(Credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Two Dead, Five Injured In Series Of South Side Shootings

Two men were killed and five others were wounded in at least four separate shootings in Chicago.