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McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve – At First – On Changing Gang Structure

McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.

02/28/2014

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Chicago Police Believe Visiting Gang Leaders Reduces Violence

Chicago’s top cop says a new police tactic for toning down violence – derided by some critics as “hug-a-thug” – has been getting positive results.

02/25/2014

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

New U.S. Attorney: Mayor’s Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions Unfair

Giving his first interview since he was finally confirmed by the Senate last month, Zach Fardon showed a willingness to stand up to the politicians who’ve put huge public pressure on him to do more to tackle the street violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides.

11/21/2013

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Pastor Wants Sharpton To Apologize For Comparing Local Activists To Gangbangers

Rev. Al Sharpton, the New York activist who recently announced he’s renting an apartment in Chicago, and plans to address the violence issues, here appears to be stepping on some toes.

10/22/2013

Chicago police show off firearms seized in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, where officers have seized more guns than any other police district in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Defendant Denies Selling Guns To Gangs: Trust Me, I’m A Drug Dealer

David “Big Dave” Lewisbey isn’t facing drug charges, though — he’s accused of making a small fortune by illegally supplying the guns that fuel Chicago’s deadly gang violence.

09/18/2013

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School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun Violence

Dulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.

09/13/2013

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Man Wounded In Gang Shooting In Humboldt Park

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot in the 1800 block of North Keeler Avenue about 8:45 p.m.

09/06/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Wants Feds To Fight Gangs In Chicago

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.

08/19/2013

Bikers riding in Chicago to fight gun violence. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Bikers Ride To Fight Gun Violence

Dozens of Chicago area bikers hit the road to fight gun violence.

07/23/2013

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West Side Police Commander To Pay Visit To Possible Gang Criminals

In their efforts to curb street violence, Chicago police are trying something new.

07/19/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signs two pieces of legislation aimed at combating gang-related crimes. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Holiday Weekend Shootings Show Need For More Gun Laws

The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.

07/08/2013

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Holiday Weekend Bloodshed Prompts Call For Gang Truce

A violent holiday weekend in Chicago saw more than 70 people shot since Wednesday afternoon, with at least 12 of those people killed, including the city’s 200th murder of the year.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2013

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Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To ‘Crush’ Street Gangs

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.

05/29/2013

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’48 Hours’ Puts Spotlight On ‘The War In Chicago’

Chicago’s street violence will be getting more national attention this weekend.

05/13/2013

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McHenry Task Force Makes 9 Arrests In Harvard Gang Suppression Effort

A special anti-gang unit has set up operations in far northwestern Harvard, and officials say it’s already yielding results.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

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Mayor Touts Success Of Foot Patrol Saturations, But Residents Not So Sure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that a recent move to step up foot patrols in some of the most violence-prone neighborhoods is paying off.

CBS 2–04/25/2013

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Michelle Obama Discusses Youth Violence In Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama came to Chicago on Wednesday to attend a conference on efforts to reduce violence, and to speak to local students about crime in their neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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Video Shows Escalating Gang Problem In Little Village

A video on Youtube speaks of a building gang war, just as the weather snaps. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke with one community advocate who sounds the alarm, while another man has simply had enough.

04/09/2013

Parents of public school students gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall, to urge him to walk the same routes their kids will have to walk if dozens of schools are closed, and kids are sent to unfamiliar schools. The parents say those routes often pose a danger of gang violence. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Want Mayor To ‘Walk The Walk’ On School Closings, And Take Same Routes As Kids

Parents opposed to the Emanuel administration’s plans to close dozens of public schools urged the mayor to walk the same routes they and their children would have to take to get to new schools, routes they claim often pose a danger of gang violence.

WBBM Newsradio–04/02/2013

Hundreds gathered for Hadiya Pendleton's funeral.

Hundreds Gather For Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Hadiya Pendleton’s family had said they wanted to keep politics out of the 15-year-old murder victim’s funeral and despite the political undertones, considering some of the guests, they mostly did.

02/09/2013

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