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American Legion Post 800 Commander Robert Davis calling on veterans to help stop violence in Chicago. (Credit: Mariam Sobh.)

South Side American Legion Post Calls On Veterans To Fight Chicago Violence

After shooting victims crashed into the headquarters of American Legion Post 800 on the city’s South Side on July 5, members of that post are calling on area veterans to join in a fight to end the city’s violence, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

07/26/2015

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger: City Council Hearing On Chiraq “Insulting”

Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina’s says a City Council meeting Monday discussing the merits of a movie titled Chiraq is “insulting,” reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

07/26/2015

Englewood residents say the "Don't Shoot" signs are working. (Credit: CBS)

Englewood Residents Say “Don’t Shoot” Signs Working

When those signs went up on a stretch in Englewood, crime went down. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has this creative plea for peace in this Original Report.

07/07/2015

State Senator Mattie Hunter. (Source: http://www.senatorhunter.com/)

State Senator’s Nephews Among Violence Victims Over 4th Of July Weekend

Two nephews of State Senator Mattie Hunter were among the victims of Chicago’s violent Fourth of July weekend, her office confirmed to CBS 2.

07/06/2015

Emanuel visits with teenagers working on sprucing up infrastructure as part of summer jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel: Violent Weekend Not A Sign That Anti-Violent Strategies Are Failing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/06/2015

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Marchers Protest Violence On South Side

Two hundred people rallied near Chicago police headquarters, demanding an end to the violence on East 35th Street.

07/02/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on preparations for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Work Overtime To Stem Violence During Fourth Of July Weekend

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.

06/30/2015

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Suspect Shoots At Police On The Edge of Logan Square And Avondale

According to residents on the 2800 block of North Mozart Street, a man shot at Chicago police officers as they chased him into an alley.

06/18/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

After Violent Weekend, Emanuel Says Stronger Gun Laws Needed

Mayor Emanuel attended a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service above and beyond the call and he acknowledged this was a weekend with far too many shootings and deaths.

05/26/2015

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What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For Chicago

We took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago’s Memorial Day weekend violence really means…

05/26/2015

Look! A gun! In an old photo of Superintendent Garry McCarthy! (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Cares If Murders Are Up, It’s Not Like It’s Affecting Your Neighborhood?

Violence is up, let’s blame the guns… I guess? Anyone else tired of the city’s favorite scapegoat?

04/02/2015

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Tragedy Mars Bulls Star’s Anti-Violence Crusade

Hours after Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah met with the manager of a rapper to enlist his support in an anti-violence campaign, the manager himself became a victim. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

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The Most Violent Big Cities In Each State 2014

According to the FBI, violent crime and property crime were down nationwide for the first half of 2014 — but did America’s big cities also see drops?

01/29/2015

Anti-violence marchers on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Chicagoans March In Memory Of Those Lost To Violence

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on the last day of the year, it was one final look back at the year – in violence.

12/31/2014

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Mayor’s Panel Issues Recommendations On Curbing Violence In Chicago

A commission organized by the mayor has issued a report outlining what it calls a “strategic plan” for curbing violence in Chicago.

12/16/2014

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Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods

With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.

12/11/2014

Police officers watch as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Sends National Guard Units To Ferguson

After a night of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least a dozen businesses burned to the ground, residents were left wondering why it had to happen. More than a dozen buildings were burned to the ground. At least 60 people were arrested during the protests, and at least 16 people were treated for injuries.

11/25/2014

A police officer runs from a burning squad car after it was set on fire by demonstrators during a protest following the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fires Burn, Shots Ring Out In Ferguson After Grand Jury Decision

Chaos erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters expressed their outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

11/25/2014

Pastor Corey Brooks organized a downtown march urging Chicagoans to keep the guns down this holiday weekend. (CBS)

Pastor Asks Gangs To Hold Their Fire Over Labor Day Weekend

Pastor Corey Brooks and promoters Asa Powell and Victor Woods said they talked with gang leaders for three weeks to try to assure a violence-free Labor Day.

08/29/2014

The Picasso statue at Daley Plaza (Credit: CBS)

Interfaith Service In Daley Plaza Prays For Peace In Chicago, Ferguson

Religious leaders from several faiths gathered to pray for peace at Daley Plaza Monday afternoon, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.

08/18/2014

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