Gun Violence

Man Killed, Five injured In South Side ShootingsA man was killed and five other people, including three teenagers, were wounded in shooting across Chicago’s South Side Tuesday, authorities said.
2 dead, 9 Wounded In Chicago ShootingsTwo people were killed and at least nine others were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago.
1 dead, 29 Wounded In Halloween Weekend ShootingsA man was killed and at least 28 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Halloween weekend.
Cook County Board Votes To Create Gun Violence Coordinator PositionThe Cook County Board has approved appointing a gun violence coordinator who will be expected to “live, eat, breathe and sleep gun violence,” reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Obama Defends 'Scapegoated' Officers In Chicago Speech To Police Chiefs President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended police officers who have come under intense scrutiny amid a breakdown in relations between law enforcement and minority communities, and said police can't be expected to contain problems that society refuses to solve.
Chicago Rappers Tell Youth To "Put The Guns Down"As part of Chicago Ideas Week, a group of artists and producers has debuted a new anti-violence campaign, aimed partly at those who’ve been in the midst of the violence.
State's Attorney Candidate Pushes Idea Of Dedicated Gun CourtOne of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
Rev. Jackson To President: Hold National Summit On Gun Violence, In ChicagoLeaders here say a state of emergency exists on the streets, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
15 People Shot In Chicago On ThursdayA man was killed and at least 10 people were wounded — five of them critically — in shootings Thursday on the South and West Sides.
Evanston Police Take Steps To Halt Recent Wave Of ShootingsEvanston Police Cmdr. Jospeh Dugan said gun violence occurs in Evanston in spurts, and usually on the suburb's west side. He said two officers each day are assigned specifically to take guns off the streets.
Teen Attending Peace Rally, Fatally Shot Hours laterOne of the victims of gun violence this past weekend had attended a peace event the night before.
County Commissioner Wants "Gun Violence Czar" To Coordinate Crime Reduction EffortsA Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.
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