To some, youth violence in Chicago is nothing more than statistics taking up time on their nightly newscast. Carlos Javier Ortiz — in his upcoming book titled We All We Got … — hopes to show you more than a bunch of numbers. He hopes to show you the victims, families and communities plagued by violence, and he hopes you’ll see just how human they really are.
Chicago area letter carriers said assaults, robberies, and gunfire have them worried about safety at night.
Surveillance video shows a patron being assaulted, one disallowed from leaving and a store owner being pushed when he confronts the group.
Four men were killed and four other people were hurt in shootings stretching from the Gold Coast to the Far South Side since Friday evening.
While speaking about Syria on The Colber Report last night (September 3rd), satirist Stephen Colbert decided to use Chicago as one of his punchlines.
While Kirk and Rush appeared unified in their support of the South Side area, they disagreed over the fundamental way to turn things around there.
Chicago’s top cop seems to bristle at former New York Governor Pataki’s suggestion that Chicago’s Police tactics deserve more attention than New York, where a “stop and frisk” procedure’s been struck down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A new study bolsters Mayor Emanuel’s argument that summer jobs programs for teenagers are helping to hold down the crime rate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Standing before some of the more than 4,000 guns seized by Chicago Police this year, Superintendent Garry McCarthy outlined four cases where men picked up for unlawful use of a weapon later became victims.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with some Englewood parents to see how they’re successfully raising their kids in a challenging environment.
When you think of the neighborhood Englewood, murders and drug deals may be two things that first come to mind, but there’s a positive side to the South Side neighborhood that 80,000 people call home.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on efforts to break the cycle of violence in Chicago. She talks with a stepfather-to-be who has a history of gang membership.
A teenage boy was charged with murder Wednesday for fatally shooting a 15-year-old this month in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Teenager Ed Cooper was gunned down in broad daylight while playing basketball Monday. Police say the teen had no gang ties or criminal background.
Some of the young men teaming up the court are rivals on the street, but the PeaceMakers basketball league says it’s serious about posting up against violence.
He was in the 2400 block of East 79th Street about 6:50 p.m. when a male gunman got out of a green car and started firing, police said.
A Chicago community so desperate to stop the surge of violence is turning to an unlikely source to bring peace to the neighborhood.
A man and a teenager were killed, and at least 7 other people were hurt in shootings across the city Wednesday afternoon. A 9-year-old boy was among the wounded.
A 9-year-old boy had stabilized in the hospital Thursday after being shot in the chest while riding in a car with his mother the night before.
A teen boy was fatally shot in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood Thursday afternoon.