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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

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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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Seven Killed, 29 Wounded In City Shootings Over Weekend

Seven people have been killed and at least 28 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.

08/18/2014

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Five Hurt In Weekend Shootings

The most recent shooting occurred Saturday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

08/09/2014

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Nightclubs Feeling Pressure Following Shootings

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.

08/08/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Supt. McCarthy Renews Call To Get Guns Off The Streets

McCarthy talked about recent violence in the city saying it’s more painful than usual because children are falling victim to it.

07/27/2014

Funeral procession for Shamiya Adams. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Mourners Say Goodbye To 11-Year-Old Girl Killed At Sleepover

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.

07/26/2014

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Joakim Noah Launches Campaign Against Violence

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.

07/25/2014

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)

Friends, Family Continue To Mourn 11-Year-Old Girl Killed By Stray Bullet

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.

07/20/2014

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

Across Chicago, An Effort To Make Residents Feel Safer

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/18/2014

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Gov. Quinn Offers State Police To Help Stop Chicago Violence

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to send in state police to help with Chicago’s violence if Mayor Emanuel needs it.

07/08/2014

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Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By State

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.

06/25/2014

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Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Fighting Violence By Encouraging Kids To Box

The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is back in Chicago trying to get kids to put down the guns, and pick up their gloves, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/23/2014

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Chicago Leaders Gather To Promote Peace In Troubled Neighborhoods

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says parents should think of each night as a peace march in Chicago. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

06/13/2014

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Curie H.S. Principal Issues Warning After Nearby Shootings

The principal of Curie High School has put out a warning to students and parents to leave immediately after school after six shootings in 48 hours in nearby neighborhoods.

05/21/2014

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

U.S. Attorney Fardon Outlines Plan To Target Chicago Gangs

Chicago’s new U.S. Attorney says he’s expanding the focus of his office to go after Chicago’s continuing gang violence problem.

05/21/2014

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