The title of Spike Lee’s new movie might not sit well with some, but the filmmaker was not backing down from calling his upcoming film on Chicago’s gun violence “Chiraq,” as he defended his controversial work on Thursday.
No, friend, I’m not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm — I’m worried about everyone else.
Four people were killed and at least 17 others–including a 13-year-old boy–have been injured in Chicago gun violence since Friday morning, police said.
Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.
A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.
Five people were killed–including a 13-year-old boy–and at least 43 others were wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was sending seven more agents to Chicago, for a total of 52 agents helping stop the flow of illegal guns into the city.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy became a bit testy Monday during his weekly news conference on gun confiscations, when reporters peppered him with questions about something completely different.
First-year Congresswoman Robin Kelly is hoping her new report on gun violence can help spur more action on Capitol Hill, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
With Chicago’s hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.
When a 14-year-old Chicago girl was arrested on charges that she shot and killed another 14-year-old Chicago girl, much of the attention centered on how the shooting stemmed from an argument over a boy that was playing out on Facebook.
Part of the latest anti-violence initiative is for popular radio hosts like McGill to to say “put the guns down” every time they open and close their radio programs.
For the first four months of 2014, there were two more murders than the first four months of 2013, but four fewer shooting victims than the start of last year. Compared to the first four months of 2012, police said there were 59 fewer murders, and 210 fewer shooting victims.
McCarthy, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public, warned there will be confrontations that could escalate into deadly shootings.
A Christmas tree outside St. Sabina is both sweet and somber. In addition to garlands and lights are ornaments adorned with photos of children who have been killed by guns.
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.
Two men were killed and five other people — including a man in a wheelchair — were wounded in shootings across the city from Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday.
“There is an unacceptable level of violence, but the progress we’re making is undeniable,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.
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.
A new organization called “Fierce Women of Faith” was meeting at the University of Chicago on Friday, declaring a state of emergency over the gun violence in the city.