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McCarthy: Cops Can Protect Students ‘Crossing Gang Boundaries’

Police can safeguard students “crossing gang boundaries” to get to new schools after their Chicago Public Schools are closed, but there’s a “lot of work to do to make it happen,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday.


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Cicero Wants More Cooperation With Chicago On Gangs

A coalition of Cicero officials and one Chicago activist are hoping for a little more cooperation in the area of bridge between the two communities.


Police Arrest 27 In West Side Drug Bust

Two dozen reputed gang members appear in court for bond hearings Friday — one day after their arrest in connection with a West Side drug market.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about teacher contract negotiations in a one-on-one interview with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov at his 5th floor office at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

‘A Different Attitude:’ Gang Funerals Will Include Searches, Tight Security

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago police are making strong moves to confront continuing city violence—which has included violent attacks at funerals.


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City Shuts Down Nearly Three Dozen Businesses Tied To Gangs

Mayor Emanuel is cracking down on crime by targeting neighborhood businesses with ties to gangs.


The city demolished its 200th building as part a plan to fight crime by destroying havens for gang and drug activity. (CBS)

As Gang-Fighting Tool, City Tears Down 200th Vacant Building

A program designed to ensure gang-bangers have no place to hide, reached a milestone on Monday.


Phillip Jackson tells Walter Jacobson that young people can be diverted from gangs. (CBS)

Community Activist To Walter: Gang Membership Not Inevitable

Phillip Jackson, head of the Black Star Project, an organization that directs young men away from gangs, says a recent CBS 2 report doesn’t represent what’s really going on in the streets.


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Family: Man Killed At Hot Dog Stand Was Leaving Gang Life

Jose Escobar’s family said his recent decision to black-out his Latin King gang tattoos showed he was serious about making a change.


Walter Jacobson talks with gang members in Englewood. (CBS)

‘Killing Is The Solution,’ Gang Member Tells Walter Jacobson

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sat down with gang members in Chicago’s troubled Englewood neighborhood.

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Rival Gang Members Hired By Same Temp Agency, Fight On Break

The past couple of nights have been busy ones for police in southwest suburban Tinley Park.

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Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.


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Almost 40 People Arrested During Sweep Of Harvey

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — The Cook County sheriff says he and his team took dozens of suspected criminals off the streets in Harvey last week. As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, sheriff Tom Dart says […]


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Father Of Elgin 5-Year-Old Now Fugitive

The father of a 5-year-old Elgin boy killed in a gang shooting last fall is now a fugitive from the law, wanted for allegedly battering his wife, the boy’s mother.


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Violent Start To Spring Spurs Major Gang Crackdown

Police have arrested dozens of members of two street gangs and seized millions of dollars in cash and illegal drugs as part of a major crackdown on gangs in the wake of rising violence to start the year.

WBBM Newsradio–03/26/2012

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West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our Towns

West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.

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Friends and family on Monday held a vigil for basketball standout Ben Wilson, who was killed in 1984. (CBS)

27 Years Later, Pain Lingers From Ben Wilson’s Death

Twenty-seven years ago, athlete Benji Wilson’s murder shook the city. But did it make Chicago any safer? CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


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More Than 2 Dozen Charged In Uptown Sting

More than two dozen people are facing drug-related charges stemming from a police investigation in the Uptown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cops Right To Go After Gangbangers

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is happy to see the new police superintendent is making good on a promise to hold a Chicago gang accountable for the wounding of two children.


Police tape seen at 75th Street and Constance Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Hit South Shore Neighborhood Plagued By Violence

There’s evidence that more Chicago cops on the beat perhaps is already having an impact in one neighborhood troubled by violent crime.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

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