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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

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Anti-Gang Activist Loses Fourth Family Member To Violence

An Englewood man who spends his time fighting gang violence has had another relative murdered and he’s asking that there be no retaliation, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

05/13/2013

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1 Dead, 9 Wounded In Overnight Violence

One man was killed and nine were wounded in shootings across the city that began Wednesday afternoon and continued until just past midnight Thursday.

05/09/2013

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At Least 9 Hurt In Weekend Shootings

At least nine people were wounded in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend, including three men who were shot at the same time in the West Englewood neighborhood early Monday.

05/06/2013

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Man Shot In Humboldt Park

A man was wounded in a Saturday afternoon shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

05/04/2013

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Man Shot To Death On Far South Side

A man was found shot to death in the South Side Pullman neighborhood Thursday night with a bullet wound to the head.

05/03/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defends the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 53 schools at the end of the school year. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel Cites Progress In Reducing Gun Violence Despite Recent Shootings

Mayor Emanuel still acknowledges progress in the city’s efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago. But, he says he’s concerned about the spate of violence overnight, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/01/2013

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Illinois Senate Concealed Carry Proposal To Get Overhaul

Illinois Senate legislation touted as a compromise between Chicagoans weary of street violence and gun owners eager to legally carry concealed weapons elsewhere appears more restrictive than promised, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. It will be redrafted before it’s even filed, a spokeswoman said Monday.

04/29/2013

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Mayor Touts Success Of Foot Patrol Saturations, But Residents Not So Sure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that a recent move to step up foot patrols in some of the most violence-prone neighborhoods is paying off.

CBS 2–04/25/2013

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3 Killed, 13 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Three people have been killed and at least 13 others wounded in gun violence throughout the city since Friday afternoon.

04/22/2013

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Eight Shot In City Gun Violence

Eight people were wounded in gun violence across the city from Thursday afternoon to early Friday, including three men who were shot in the West Pullman neighborhood.

04/19/2013

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First Lady Coming To Chicago Next Month To Address Youth Violence

First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming home to Chicago on April 10, to discuss programs for at-risk youth and efforts to reduce gun- and gang-related violence.

03/27/2013

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Number Of Chicago Homicides Plummets In February

After the bloodiest January in the city in a decade — coming on the heels of a particularly violent 2012 — the killings slowed to a relative trickle in February.

03/01/2013

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Emanuel Backing Supt. McCarthy Despite Criticism From Aldermen

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he has full confidence in Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, even in the face of criticisms from some Chicago aldermen about violent crime.

02/25/2013

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Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Teen Whose Sister Attended Obama Gun Violence Speech

Murder charges have been filed against a man in connection with the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, 18, who was gunned down Friday just hours after her sister stood on stage with President Barack Obama as he delivered an address against violence.

02/20/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (left) was shot and killed on Jan. 29, 2013. Michael Ward (top right) and Kenneth Williams (bottom right) are charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Credit: CBS)

Hadiya Pendleton’s Mom Accepts Mission To Halt Gun Deaths

It’s a job no parent wants–to go on a crusade in memory of their child.

02/19/2013

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Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2′S Mike Puccinelli.

02/16/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about gun violence as well as the economy at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago on February 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Students: Stronger Gun Laws, Economic Measures Will Make Streets Safer

President Barack Obama made a pitch for tighter firearms controls as well as economic measures that he says could improve young peoples’ safety in the long run.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2013

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Religious Leaders Ask For Weekend Of Prayers For Gun Violence Victims

The Council of Religious leaders wants all faith communities to offer prayers this weekend, remembering the lives lost to senseless acts of gun violence.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2013

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Obama Refers To Hadiya Pendleton In State Of The Union Gun Control Plea

President Obama connected Hadiya Pendleton to his own neighborhood as the teenager’s parents sat in the gallery, right next to the 1st lady. CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke to them earlier.

02/12/2013

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