Gun Violence

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

Capitol Hill

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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School Hustles Kids, Staff Out Door After Recent Nearby Gun Violence

Dulles School of Excellence, 6311 S. Calumet Ave., has told staffers to clear the building and parking lot immediately after school is dismissed. Teachers were told to exit with their students and leave the school.

09/13/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discuss the expansion of "Operation Impact" police foot patrols to the Gresham District. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Says City’s Reputation Not Limited To Crime Problems

After defending the city’s nationwide image when it comes to violent crime while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes Chicagoans can see the progress the city has made, and know how much culture the city has to offer.

09/10/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: First Week Of Safe Passage Success ‘Going To Continue’

Following a violent holiday weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stressed that gun crime is still down, and sought to reassure parents of public school kids that Safe Passage routes will be secure when kids head back to school Tuesday morning.

09/03/2013

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Five Dead, 13 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

Five men were killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

09/02/2013

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1 Dead, 11 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Overnight

No one was in custody for any of the shootings Tuesday morning.

08/20/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

2 Killed, 11 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

The first shooting of the evening happened about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, when two men were shot while at a stoplight in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

08/16/2013

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Five People Shot In City Overnight

At least five people — including a 16-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings throughout the city Wednesday night through early Thursday morning.

07/25/2013

Bikers riding in Chicago to fight gun violence. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Bikers Ride To Fight Gun Violence

Dozens of Chicago area bikers hit the road to fight gun violence.

07/23/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Calls For Crackdown On Gun Traffickers

After a violent weekend in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is introducing a new bill that would put gun traffickers in the cross-hairs.

07/22/2013

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Eight Wounded In Citywide Gun Violence

The most recent shooting occurred in South Chicago, when two people were wounded by gunfire in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue about 6:35 a.m.

07/18/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Davis, Rush To Host Summit On Gun Violence In Chicago

The congressmen announced the two-day summit would be held at Chicago State University later this month. They plan to invite local, state, and federal officials to attend.

07/11/2013

Samuel Garner, 10, reads a letter he wrote to President Barack Obama about gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Children Share Personal Stories At Program On Gun Violence

The kids were taking part in the Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action at Trinity United Church of Christ on the 400 block of West 95th Street.

07/10/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signs two pieces of legislation aimed at combating gang-related crimes. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Holiday Weekend Shootings Show Need For More Gun Laws

The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.

07/08/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Holiday Weekend Bloodshed Prompts Call For Gang Truce

A violent holiday weekend in Chicago saw more than 70 people shot since Wednesday afternoon, with at least 12 of those people killed, including the city’s 200th murder of the year.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2013

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Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.

07/08/2013

Two men were shot in the 1100 block of South Mason early Thursday. (Photo credit: Sam Charles~Sun-Times Media.)

6 Dead, 28 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings

Six men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings throughout the city so far this holiday weekend.

07/05/2013

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Police: Gun Violence Down Compared To Last Year

The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.

07/01/2013

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