Violence Prevention

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (at the microphone stand) and Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (left center, in dark blue jacket)) announce the county's $500,000 fund for "restorative justice" programs. (Credit: CBS)

County To Spend $500,000 On New “Restorative Justice” Anti-Violence Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.


Marco Johnson of Chicago Police Athletic League mentors youth on violence prevention and baseball fundamentals as part of the Englewood Police Youth Baseball League. (Credit: EPYBL/Facebook)

Englewood Police Youth Baseball League Hits A Home Run For Cops, Kids

The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League was created to keep kids busy, and off the streets, and to change perceptions of police in the crime-plagued South Side community.


WVON radio station. (Credit: CBS)

Radio Hosts To Urge Chicagoans To ‘Put The Guns Down’

Part of the latest anti-violence initiative is for popular radio hosts like McGill to to say “put the guns down” every time they open and close their radio programs.


Illinois State Capitol

Audit: Anti-Violence Program Rife With Problems

A Chicago violence prevention program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn was so hastily organized and sloppily executed that auditors questioned 40 percent of the expenditures claimed by service providers, an audit released Tuesday found.


Police Generic

Crowd Swarms To Meeting On Violence Prevention In Brighton Park

A community meeting on violence prevention in the Southwest Side’s Brighton Park neighborhood drew more than 200 people Wednesday night to Kelly High School.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012