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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Chicago’s top cop says tougher gun laws would help police curb violence. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five men were killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings Tuesday morning.
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.
At least five people — including a 16-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings throughout the city Wednesday night through early Thursday morning.