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Man Killed In South Side Shooting

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 hair salon in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Neighborhood Training Hair Stylists To Act As Peacekeepers

A Chicago community so desperate to stop the surge of violence is turning to an unlikely source to bring peace to the neighborhood.


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Man, Teen Killed; 7 Others Wounded In Shootings

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.


Chicago police taped off the car where a 9-year-old boy was shot while riding with his mother in the Park Manor neighborhood on June 5, 2013. The mother drove the boy to Comer Children's Hospital about a mile away from the shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Boy, 9, Recovering After Being Shot In The Chest

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.


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Teen Fatally Shot On South Side

A teen boy was fatally shot in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood Thursday afternoon.


Michael Santoro, a former student at Glenbard East High School, is charged with planning an act of violence against the school. (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney's office.)

Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type Attack

A 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a “Columbine-style” attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.


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1 Dead, 2 Critically Wounded In Shooting At Englewood park

A woman has died and two others were critically wounded during a shooting in an South Side Englewood neighborhood park Saturday night.


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Anti-Gang Activist Loses Fourth Family Member To Violence

An Englewood man who spends his time fighting gang violence has had another relative murdered and he’s asking that there be no retaliation, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


On the corner near St. Sabina Church on the South Side - a grim reminder that Mother's Day is not a day to celebrate for the women whose sons and daughters have been killed. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Holiday Brings Back Painful Memories For Mothers Who Have Lost Kids To Violence

On the corner near St. Sabina Church on the South Side – a grim reminder that Mother’s Day is not a day to celebrate for the women whose sons and daughters have been killed.


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Two Teens Among 10 Wounded In Citywide Shootings

At least 10 people were wounded — including two 16 year olds — in shootings throughout the city Tuesday evening.


Police officers on foot patrol in the Uptown neighborhood, near Truman College. (Credit: CBS)

Police Hope Foot Patrols In Uptown Help Stem Last Summer’s Violence

Sadly, the warm weather often means more crime. Jason in the Uptown neighborhood sent us an e-mail about a shooting this week near Truman College. In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with officers walking the beat near the scene of the crime.

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Police: Man Dead After South Shore Shooting

A man is dead after being critically wounded during a shooting Monday morning in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.


At Area 2, Mayor discusses mandatory minimum sentences and violent crimes. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

McCarthy: Cops Acted Quickly To Break Up Gold Coast Mobs

Chicago’s mayor and top cop are talking about how police handled unruly mobs downtown this past weekend, and what it might mean for visitors planning to come to the City this summer, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


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1 Killed, 1 Injured Friday In Logan Square Shooting

An alleged gang member was shot and killed and another man was injured Friday evening during a gang-related shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood.


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: More Foot Patrols In Troubled Neighborhoods

Chicago Police are moving back toward community policing – by having officers on foot in some of the most violence-prone neighborhoods.


Shaqwone Ham and his brother Charles Wood were gunned down while headed to their family's Sunday Dinner.

Teenage Brothers Gunned Down In Gary

This past weekend, two brothers were on their way to their grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner. Both brothers were shot and killed.


Funeral home directors and morticians organized a procession of hearses, in a demonstration against gun violence in Chicago on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hearse Procession Held To Protest Violence

Funeral home directors and morticians led a demonstration against gun violence in Chicago.


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Austin Churches Form Teen Program To Curb Violence

Eleven churches from the west side Austin neighborhood hope to curb violence in the community by reaching out one-on-one to teens.


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Considering Expansion Of ‘Hot Zones’ Strategy

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy showed off some of the 1220 guns seized by officers in the first nine weeks of the year, and he said he’s considering expanding the number of “hot zones” he saturates with officers on overtime.


Frances Colon was shot and killed on Friday. (CBS)

Funeral Held For Slain Clemente High School Student

Funeral services were held today on the West Side for an 18-year-old Chicago High School student shot in the back, allegedly by a gang member aiming for someone else, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.