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Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: Rauner Wins GOP Governor Nomination, Will Face Gov. Quinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.

03/18/2014

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hardiman Visits Gov. Quinn’s House, Demands Debate

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said it’s hypocritical for a governor who preaches good government to dodge debate in his bid for re-election.

02/19/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.

01/29/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) is running against Democratic challenger Tio Hardiman, former director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, in the 2014 primary election in Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hardiman Confident In Chances Of Beating Quinn In Race For Governor

Despite being a relative unknown, especially outside Chicago, and having only a few hundred dollars in his campaign fund, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said he’s serious about trying to beat incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary election in March.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2014

CeaseFire

CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.

09/13/2013

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director Announces Run For Governor

A Chicago anti-violence activist throws his hat in the ring for Illinois Governor, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/17/2013

Alison and Tio Hardiman. (Credit: CBS)

Wife Helping Tio Hardiman Get Career Back On Track

In their first TV interview together since the scandal broke, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman and his wife talk about the night he was arrested for beating her, why she dropped the charges, and the doubters.

07/10/2013

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director’s Wife Drops Domestic Violence Charges

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman’s wife has dropped the domestic violence charges that led to his ouster from the nationally-renowned violence prevention group.

07/02/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Prosecutors: Former CeaseFire Head Tio Hardiman Denied Conviction On Application

When Tio Hardiman filled out his job application at the University of Illinois at Chicago 13 years ago, he had to answer a simple yes-or-no question by checking a box.

06/23/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Ousted CeaseFire Leader Helped Implement Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence

CeaseFire Illinois’ former leader “should have volunteered” information about his 1999 domestic battery conviction to its parent agency, a spokesman said, because he was “fully aware” of and helped implement a zero-tolerance policy toward domestic violence charges.

06/06/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

CeaseFire Names New Interim Director After Hardiman’s Ouster

The organization’s current COO, Dr. Candice Kane, will oversee CeaseFire Illinois’ day-to-day operations as its interim head, while continuing to manage Cure Violence’s national and international operations, spokesman Josh Gryniewicz said on Tuesday.

06/05/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Attorney: Former CeaseFire Director’s Wife Was ‘Beaten Like An Animal’

An attorney for the wife of former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said she was “beaten like an animal” during a fight that prompted Hardiman’s arrest, but Hardiman denied ever laying a hand on his wife.

06/04/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Hardiman Out As CeaseFire Director Following Domestic-Violence Arrest

Tio Hardiman says he is innocent of the charges. But the parent organization of CeaseFire Illinois announced his contract won’t be renewed after June 30.

06/03/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

McCarthy: CeaseFire Program To Be Judged On Merits, Not Charges Against Director

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that the city should not necessarily have to end a contract with the anti-violence group CeaseFire, after its director was charged with domestic abuse for allegedly punching and kicking his wife.

06/03/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

CeaseFire Chief: ‘I Am Innocent’ Of Domestic Violence Charge

The director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois said Sunday that he’s innocent of the domestic violence charge he’s facing and that he experienced a “spiritual awakening” in the Cook County Jail after his arrest for allegedly punching and kicking his wife.

06/02/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

20K Bond For Head Of Chicago Anti-Violence Group Arrested For Allegedly Hitting Wife

A judge set bond at $20,000 for the head of a publicly funded anti-violence group is now facing charges after allegedly attacking his wife inside their suburban home.

06/01/2013

Tio Hardiman, arrested on domestic abuse charge. (Credit: Hillside Police)

Head Of Chicago Anti-Violence Group Arrested For Allegedly Hitting Wife

The head of a publicly funded anti-violence group is now facing charges after allegedly attacking his wife inside their suburban home.

05/31/2013

CeaseFire

City Crime-Fighting Partnership With CeaseFire Going Ahead After Delays

An anti-crime pilot program involving the group CeaseFire and the Chicago Police Department appears to be moving ahead after a disagreement was resolved.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CeaseFire Questions Part Of Emanuel’s Anti-Violence Strategy

Gang murders in Chicago are on the rise. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat, and says he’s doing something about it, but his latest strategy is drawing some heat of its own from a group dedicated to preventing gang violence.

05/30/2012

Violence Memorial

CeaseFire Strives To Stop Violence On Chicago Streets

The summer season just started, and it’s already been a violent one in Chicago. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis has been following a group that works tirelessly to prevent violence.

CBS 2–06/02/2011

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