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2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings Overnight

Two people were killed and at least 10 others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago since Tuesday evening.

06/12/2013

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) [Photo credit: Scott Olson/Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Rush Meets With Kirk To Discuss Gangster Disciple Plan

Two prominent Illinois lawmakers met today about controversial comments one made about how to get rid of gangs in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

06/04/2013

Chicago police investigate after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in the 1700 block of West 85th Street on May 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Slain On South Side

Patrick Sykes, 15, returned to Chicago last week to visit family and friends. He was here for just five days before he was shot and killed Thursday a block away from his childhood home.

05/31/2013

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4 Dead, 11 Hurt In Shootings Since Wednesday Afternoon

Four people were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in shootings Wednesday and early Thursday.

05/29/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To ‘Crush’ Street Gangs

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.

05/29/2013

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5 Dead, 18 Wounded In Weekend Violence

Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded — including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition — in shootings across the city since Friday night.

05/20/2013

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2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Gun Violence Overnight

The outbreak of shootings came after a two-week period of relative calm and, once again, coincided with an improvement in the weather, as temperatures climbed into the 80s.

05/15/2013

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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

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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