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Four Dead From Gun Violence So Far This Weekend

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.

09/21/2013

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Colbert On Syria: ‘If America Cared About Shooting People, We’d Be Invading Chicago’

While speaking about Syria on The Colber Report last night (September 3rd), satirist Stephen Colbert decided to use Chicago as one of his punchlines.

09/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, and Congressman Bobby Rush talk to reporters Thursday after touring Chicago's distressed Englewood neighborhood. (CBS)

Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour Englewood

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.

08/29/2013

Supt. McCarthy discusses latest anti crime efforts. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Supt. McCarthy Responds To Criticism Of Chicago Police Tactics

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.

08/13/2013

The Mayor talks about about success of jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Points To New Study Showing Summer Jobs Program Led To Crime Reduction

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.

08/06/2013

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: Tougher Gun Laws Would Save Lives

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.

07/29/2013

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Some Englewood Parents Succeeding, Despite Atmosphere Of Violence

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with some Englewood parents to see how they’re successfully raising their kids in a challenging environment.

07/26/2013

Homes in in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Residents Say There’s More To Englewood Than Violence

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.

07/23/2013

LaPierre Scott, a gang member and father figure, talks with CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker about trying to help raise a young person. (CBS)

Gang Member Advises Parents: ‘Show You’re Concerned’

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.

07/22/2013

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Teen Charged In Murder Of 15-Year-Old Boy

A teenage boy was charged with murder Wednesday for fatally shooting a 15-year-old this month in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

07/17/2013

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Slain Honor Student Wanted To Become Police Officer

Teenager Ed Cooper was gunned down in broad daylight while playing basketball Monday. Police say the teen had no gang ties or criminal background.

07/09/2013

A PeaceMakers basketball game at St. Sabina. (Credit: CBS)

Basketball League Promotes Peaceful Message In Wake Of Violence

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.

07/08/2013

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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.

07/03/2013

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.

06/10/2013

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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.

06/05/2013

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.

06/05/2013

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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.

05/30/2013

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.

05/22/2013

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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.

05/19/2013

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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.

05/13/2013

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