Violence is up, let’s blame the guns… I guess? Anyone else tired of the city’s favorite scapegoat?
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.
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?
CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on the last day of the year, it was one final look back at the year – in violence.
A commission organized by the mayor has issued a report outlining what it calls a “strategic plan” for curbing violence in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Religious leaders from several faiths gathered to pray for peace at Daley Plaza Monday afternoon, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Seven people have been killed and at least 28 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.
The most recent shooting occurred Saturday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Sources tell CBS 2 club owners have been told to be mindful of using certain promoters to book concerts or parties that can bring violent patrons — primarily gang members and drug dealers -– to their clubs.
McCarthy talked about recent violence in the city saying it’s more painful than usual because children are falling victim to it.
Hundreds attended funeral services at Living Word Christian Center for 11-year old Shamiya Adams, who was shot and killed during a sleepover with a friend in Garfield Park.
The Chicago Bulls star hopes it is a start in the effort to curb gun violence here: a public campaign he launched on Friday. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
Friends and family of Shamiya Adams gathered for a vigil on Sunday, the second since the 11-year-old was killed Friday night at a sleepover.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to send in state police to help with Chicago’s violence if Mayor Emanuel needs it.
With Chicago’s hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.