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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.

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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

A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Amid Gun Violence, A Vigil For Peace

At least eight people were wounded in separate shootings during a bloody two hours Friday night on the Northwest and South sides.

06/21/2013

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

McCarthy: Cops Ready For Expected Summer Spike In Crime

Summer is officially here, and – not surprisingly – Chicago saw a spate of shootings overnight. With hot and muggy conditions expected the next several days, the city could also see a typical spike in violent crime.

06/21/2013

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8 Wounded In Shootings Since Monday Afternoon

Eight people — including a 17-year-old boy left critically wounded — were shot Monday afternoon and evening throughout the city.

06/18/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

7 Injured In Gun Violence Since Thursday Night

At least seven people were injured in shootings across the city Thursday night and early Friday. A Chicago Police officer also shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop early Friday in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood.

06/14/2013

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