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.
County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare 'State Of Emergency' Over ShootingsA Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month.
Emanuel: Blame Gangs For Spike In Shootings, Not CopsMayor Rahm Emanuel said guns and gangs are to blame for a rise in shootings in Chicago this month, not less aggressive policing.
Woman Wounded In Dan Ryan Expressway ShootingIllinois State Police shut down the outbound lanes of the expressway for more than an hour while they investigated and searched for evidence.
6 Wounded In Shootings Across Chicago On WednesdayMost recently, a man was shot during a robbery Wednesday night in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Escalante: Cops Putting Gangs "On Notice" Amid Spike In ShootingsActing Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante said the department has employed multiple strategies to quell a significant spike in violent crime at the start of the New Year – including the shootings of 16 people over an 11-hour period on Monday, including five homicides.
3 Killed, 6 Wounded In Thursday Shootings Across CityThe most recent homicide happened Thursday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Obama Unveils Presidential Plan To Cut Gun ViolencePresident Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
University Of Chicago Cancels Classes After Threat Of Gun ViolenceUniversity President Robert Zimmer said the FBI was investigating an online threat of gun violence against the university, specifically mentioning the “campus quad” at 10 a.m. on Monday.
7 Killed, 13 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend ShootingsSeven people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago.