Community Leaders Plan Town Hall Meetings On Chicago ViolenceThe astounding number of shootings and homicides in Chicago last month prompted elected officials and community leaders to call for a series of town hall meetings in neighborhoods hit hardest by gun violence.
With 90 Homicides, August Was Chicago's Bloodiest Month In 20 YearsA 24-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in a shooting in the West Lawn neighborhood late Wednesday night, capping off the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years.
Chicago Wrapping Up Most Violent Month In Nearly 20 YearsWith at least 81 homicides as of Monday morning, this August already is the most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years, and it isn’t quite over yet.
Top Cop 'Sick And Tired' Of Violence, Wants Help From SpringfieldPolice Supt. Eddie Johnson renewed his call for state lawmakers to help curb gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of another bloody weekend, which included the murder of a police officer’s son.
Police: 8 Killed, 26 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across ChicagoEight people were killed and at least 26 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.
A Family With Child Paralyzed By A Bullet Finds Comfort From StrangerSince June, 13 children under the age of 11 have been victims of gunfire in the city.
Minister Calls On Emanuel, Rauner To Do More About 'Wild West Of America'Bishop Larry Trotter’s service at Sweet Holy Spirit Church in the South Chicago neighborhood included a plea to the mayor and governor to team up with community leaders to help stop the bloodshed.
Trauma Expert: Hospitals Can Only Do So Much For Victims Of High-Powered WeaponsDr. Faran Bakhari says the wounds can be so catastrophic it doesn’t matter how close his trauma center is.
'Sick And Tired' Of Shootings, Police Ramp Up Patrols For Holiday WeekendWith 24 people shot within 24 hours from Thursday into Friday, Chicago police were worried about a potentially bloody 4th of July holiday weekend.
County Hospital Boss Says Gun Violence A 'Major Public Health Disaster'Cook County government and healthcare officials on Tuesday applauded the American Medical Association’s decision to declare gun violence is a public health crisis that requires federally funded research.
Going Inside The Chicago Police Department's 'Strategic Subject List'Chicago suffered through an especially bloody holiday weekend, with 69 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend, including six fatalities. Police said the vast majority of the victims were on a watchlist of sorts – what the department calls its “strategic subject list.”
Englewood Students March To "Make The Violence Stop"Students from the Englewood neighborhood raised their voices loud and clear Tuesday morning as they staged a peace march through their community.