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More than 1,000 students from the Perspectives Charter Schools staged a peace march a day before the last day of school, to send a message about their commitment to fighting violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Students Stage Peace March On South Side

The students were hoping to deliver a message of hope and resilience. As they begin their summer break, they want to see less bloodshed on city streets.

06/05/2014

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rush: Jobs Key To Curbing Street Violence

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) said the coalition of political and business leaders who attended a meeting he organized Wednesday to discuss strategies to quell street violence will make the latest efforts the most effective yet.

06/04/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left); U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon (CBS)

U.S. Attorney, Mayor Signal More Cooperation In Fighting Street Violence

For the first time in a while, both parties appear to be on the same page, if you take them at their word, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/09/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Open-Minded About Using State Resources To Curb Chicago Violence

Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.

09/21/2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Pulls Back On Criticizing Mayor For Violence Levels

In remarks at the Union League Club, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle seemed dissatisfied with the way the city is confronting the high number of shootings and homicides in some neighborhoods.

12/06/2012

A group of Chicago area ministers declared the weekend of July 27-29 to be "Peace Weekend," as part of an effort to end street violence, and keep every neighborhood safe for Chicago youth. (Credit: CBS)

Ministers Seek To Make This Weekend “Peace Weekend”

Dozens of local ministers have declared this upcoming weekend “Peace Weekend,” and are asking people to work together to end street violence.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012