Gun 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.
Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy's Effectiveness As Top CopAs Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.
Three Killed, 22 Wounded On Chicago Weekend Shootings Three people were killed and at least 22 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, police said.
Cook Co. Commissioner Calls For Gang Members To Be Tried As Terrorists At SummitPutting a stop to Chicago's never-ending cycle of violence and bloodshed is the goal of a gun violence summit today hosted by UIC's School of Public Health.
Gun Rights Activists Protest Pfleger's Speech At Tinley Park ChurchThe pews were full at St. George's Catholic Church when Pfleger spoke, and the house was divided. Although he said he was not speaking only about guns, ISRA officials urged as many members as possible to show up, and called the speech a gun control recruitment event.
Pfleger: Turn Cellphone Cameras On CriminalsRev. Michael Pfleger, the activist priest who has crusaded for decades against gun violence in Chicago, was urging people to use a new weapon people to make their neighborhoods more peaceful: their cellphones.
Chicago Students Wear Orange To Honor Hadiya Pendleton, Gun Violence VictimsOrange is the color of hope today across Chicago. People are wearing the bright hue in honor of national gun violence awareness day and at the center of it all, young Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teen murdered in a South Side park.