In the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago – 12 of them fatally – a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.
McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot in the 1800 block of North Keeler Avenue about 8:45 p.m.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.
Dozens of Chicago area bikers hit the road to fight gun violence.
In their efforts to curb street violence, Chicago police are trying something new.
The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.
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.
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.
Chicago’s street violence will be getting more national attention this weekend.
A special anti-gang unit has set up operations in far northwestern Harvard, and officials say it’s already yielding results.
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.
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.
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.
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.