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CeaseFire Cuts Back As City Grant Runs Out

Staff members at CeaseFire said Friday that a $1 million city grant has run out, forcing the crime-fighting organization to close two offices and lay off some violence “interrupters,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

09/14/2013

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CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.

09/13/2013

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director Announces Run For Governor

A Chicago anti-violence activist throws his hat in the ring for Illinois Governor, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/17/2013

Alison and Tio Hardiman. (Credit: CBS)

Wife Helping Tio Hardiman Get Career Back On Track

In their first TV interview together since the scandal broke, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman and his wife talk about the night he was arrested for beating her, why she dropped the charges, and the doubters.

07/10/2013

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director’s Wife Drops Domestic Violence Charges

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman’s wife has dropped the domestic violence charges that led to his ouster from the nationally-renowned violence prevention group.

07/02/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Prosecutors: Former CeaseFire Head Tio Hardiman Denied Conviction On Application

When Tio Hardiman filled out his job application at the University of Illinois at Chicago 13 years ago, he had to answer a simple yes-or-no question by checking a box.

06/23/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Ousted CeaseFire Leader Helped Implement Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence

CeaseFire Illinois’ former leader “should have volunteered” information about his 1999 domestic battery conviction to its parent agency, a spokesman said, because he was “fully aware” of and helped implement a zero-tolerance policy toward domestic violence charges.

06/06/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

CeaseFire Names New Interim Director After Hardiman’s Ouster

The organization’s current COO, Dr. Candice Kane, will oversee CeaseFire Illinois’ day-to-day operations as its interim head, while continuing to manage Cure Violence’s national and international operations, spokesman Josh Gryniewicz said on Tuesday.

06/05/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Attorney: Former CeaseFire Director’s Wife Was ‘Beaten Like An Animal’

An attorney for the wife of former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said she was “beaten like an animal” during a fight that prompted Hardiman’s arrest, but Hardiman denied ever laying a hand on his wife.

06/04/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Hardiman Out As CeaseFire Director Following Domestic-Violence Arrest

Tio Hardiman says he is innocent of the charges. But the parent organization of CeaseFire Illinois announced his contract won’t be renewed after June 30.

06/03/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

McCarthy: CeaseFire Program To Be Judged On Merits, Not Charges Against Director

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that the city should not necessarily have to end a contract with the anti-violence group CeaseFire, after its director was charged with domestic abuse for allegedly punching and kicking his wife.

06/03/2013

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CeaseFire Celebrates 119 Days Since Shooting In Rogers Park

Wednesday night, community residents met with representatives from the group CeaseFire to discuss the streak, and what has allowed it to happen.

02/27/2013

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City Crime-Fighting Partnership With CeaseFire Going Ahead After Delays

An anti-crime pilot program involving the group CeaseFire and the Chicago Police Department appears to be moving ahead after a disagreement was resolved.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Chicago police search for evidence after two girls were shot in the 1300 block of West 117th Street on July 10, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Police Union, CeaseFire At Odds Over Shooting Suspect’s Surrender

There is heavy friction between the Chicago police union and CeaseFire after the anti-violence organization helped a shooting suspect turn himself in earlier this week. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

07/13/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with CBS 2 about the upcoming NATO summit. (CBS)

McCarthy On City Relationship With CeaseFire: What The Mayor Says Goes

The police superintendent previously faulted CeaseFire for bypassing the police as it negotiated truces.

06/28/2012

CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman (left) and Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger discuss a partnership between the city and CeaseFire to try to reduce violence in two police districts. (Credit: CBS)

City To Help Fund CeaseFire Efforts To Reduce Violence

The solution to tackling Chicago’s crime problem could make the strangest of bedfellows. Two weeks ago, Chicago Police and the anti-violence group CeaseFire were taking shots at one another, but on Tuesday they joined up as allies.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

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

CeaseFire Questions Part Of Emanuel’s Anti-Violence Strategy

Gang murders in Chicago are on the rise. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat, and says he’s doing something about it, but his latest strategy is drawing some heat of its own from a group dedicated to preventing gang violence.

05/30/2012

Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire’s Illinois director, talks with CBS 2's Bill Kurtis. (CBS)

Riding Along With CeaseFire’s ‘Violence Interrupters’

Armed only with good intentions and connections to the community, CeaseFire workers try to cool boiling tempers, allowing young people time to think. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.

06/02/2011

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CeaseFire Strives To Stop Violence On Chicago Streets

The summer season just started, and it’s already been a violent one in Chicago. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis has been following a group that works tirelessly to prevent violence.

CBS 2–06/02/2011

More than 1,000 students attended "peace summit" held by the anti-violence group CeaseFire in the Logan Square neighborhood on May 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

CeaseFire Holds ‘Peace Summit’ For Chicago Students

Summer can be a dangerous time for kids, especially those in neighborhoods plagued by crime and gang activity. So a “peace summit” was held Friday for more than 1,000 school kids.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

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