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.
Jose Escobar’s family said his recent decision to black-out his Latin King gang tattoos showed he was serious about making a change.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sat down with gang members in Chicago’s troubled Englewood neighborhood.
The past couple of nights have been busy ones for police in southwest suburban Tinley Park.
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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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.
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.
West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.
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.
More than two dozen people are facing drug-related charges stemming from a police investigation in the Uptown neighborhood.
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.
There’s evidence that more Chicago cops on the beat perhaps is already having an impact in one neighborhood troubled by violent crime.
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.
Three admitted gang members are facing felony charges for the beatings of two northwest suburban boys on Wednesday.
There are ways to impress a woman, but telling her you just killed two people and that she might be next is probably not the most skillful way to do it.
One man is dead and another wounded after a shooting on the city’s South Side.
Nearly 200 gang members belonging to what the Chicago Police Department calls the most violent gang faction in the West Side’s Harrison District have been arrested as part of the department’s effort to crack down on gangs that are responsible for homicides, police Superintendent Jody P. Weis announced on Sunday.
Police are still looking for the driver of one of the vehicles that took part in a dangerous, high speed “cat-and-mouse” type chase Sunday morning that ended in one of the autos rolling over after hitting a utility pole, the other striking a building and two parked cars.
Six men were charged with delivery a controlled substance, and authorities seek four more individuals following “Operation Sugar Magnolia.”