Back of the Yards

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

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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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2 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.

08/26/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Shot, Seriously Wounded In Back Of The Yards

The shooting occurred about 12:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 44th Street.

08/10/2013

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

2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

08/10/2013

City Opening New Early Childhood Education Center On South Side

The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.

08/08/2013

Antonio Lewis, 18, is accused of killing 31-year-old Chavonne Brown and her 5-year-old son, Sterling Sims. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Woman, 5-Year-Old Boy In June

An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, accused of killing a woman and her 5-year-old son in their Back of the Yards home in June.

08/02/2013

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

Man Fatally Shot At Back Of The Yards Restaurant

Cauriece Graham, of the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about 40 minutes later

07/29/2013

Jovanny Martinez is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend, causing a miscarriage. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Beating Pregnant Girlfriend, Killing Unborn Baby

A 23-year-old man has been charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend so badly, she lost her nearly full-term baby earlier this month.

07/18/2013

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Baby Stillborn After Mother Beaten In Back Of The Yards

The woman, 25, was walking in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street when a group of males and females approached her and exchanged words, then knocked her to the ground and beat her.

07/11/2013

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Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.

07/08/2013

Chavonne Brown and Sterling Sims were found shot to death in a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Photos taken from Facebook)

Mom, 5-Year-Old Boy Slain In Back Of The Yards

A mother and her 5-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday at a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

06/28/2013

A Chicago police officer was injured when his squad car collided with a city garbage truck at 43rd and Ashland. (Credit: NVP News video)

Chicago Police Car, Garbage Truck Crash In Back Of The Yards

A Chicago police officer was hurt Tuesday night, when his squad car was involved in a crash with a garbage truck in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

06/26/2013

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Man Dies After Back Of The Yards Shooting

A northwest suburban man died Tuesday after he was shot multiple times by a man he had gotten into a heated argument with in an industrial area in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

06/05/2013

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Boy, 16, Fatally Shot In Back Of The Yards

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening.

05/21/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Gun Violence Overnight

The outbreak of shootings came after a two-week period of relative calm and, once again, coincided with an improvement in the weather, as temperatures climbed into the 80s.

05/15/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Two Teen Boys Shot In Back Of The Yards

The boys, ages 15 and 16, were walking in the 1600 block of West 49th Street about 4:45 p.m. when someone came out of an alley and started shooting.

02/14/2013

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