Gun Violence

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Five Killed, 43 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago

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.

09/29/2014

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Feds Adding More Agents To Chicago To Fight Gun Violence

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.

07/17/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks to reporters about gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

‘Frustrated’ McCarthy: ‘We Had People Who Died Over The Weekend’

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.

07/14/2014

Congresswoman Robin Kelly leads Mayor Emanuel, lawmakers and others in talking about need for new gun laws. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Releases Report On Gun Violence

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.

06/30/2014

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Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By State

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.

06/25/2014

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Endia Martin’s Death Exposes Entrenched Chicago Violence

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.

06/06/2014

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Radio Hosts To Urge Chicagoans To ‘Put The Guns Down’

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.

05/09/2014

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Murders Up, But Shootings Down Through April

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.

05/01/2014

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McCarthy Warns Of Dangers From Concealed Carry Law

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.

03/04/2014

A Christmas tree  outside St. Sabina remembering children lost to gun violence. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Christmas Tree At St. Sabina Remembers Children Killed By Guns

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.

12/21/2013

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

New U.S. Attorney: Mayor’s Criticism Of Gun Prosecutions Unfair

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.

11/21/2013

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2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

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.

11/13/2013

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McCarthy: Every Major Category Of Crime Down This Year

“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.

10/31/2013

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Pastor Wants Sharpton To Apologize For Comparing Local Activists To Gangbangers

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.

10/22/2013

Chicago police investigate after gunmen opened fire on a basketball court at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, wounding 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“Fierce Women Of Faith” Seek To Help Tackle Chicago Gun Violence

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.

10/18/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Differ On How To Solve Chicago’s Gun Violence

Some Chicago Aldermen have different ideas about the way police should address the continuing gun violence in the City reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/24/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with reports Monday about solutions to street violence. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Nixes Idea Of Getting Help From National Guard

Chicago’s top cop says tougher gun laws would help police curb violence. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

09/23/2013

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2 Dead, 22 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Overnight

A 36-year-old man who was shot in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood died about an hour later, after he was rushed to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

09/20/2013

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Rep. Robin Kelly Brings Parents Of Gun Violence Victims To Washington

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has brought parents of children lost to gun violence to Washington to lobby for what she calls more common sense gun laws, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/16/2013

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