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Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

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

File photo of girl holding candle at a vigil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger: We Can Stop The Violence From Escalating This Summer

“It’s up to us what happens tonight, tomorrow and up to next weekend,” the St. Sabina priest told a crowd Monday.

04/21/2014

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Ministers Lead Anti-Violence Protest In South Chicago

South Chicago ministers lead an anti-violence procession through the neighborhood, on the Saturday before Easter.

04/19/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

President To Recognize Chicago Program For At-Risk Youth

The Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2014

Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

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Crime On TV In Chicago In The 1950s

Viewed through the prism of Washington politicians in the 1950s, Chicago television sure had some violence on television.

01/27/2014

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Durbin Discusses Violence With Chicago Teens

Senator Dick Durbin met with Chicago teens this morning to learn more about the violence that’s plaguing many of their south and west side neighborhoods.

01/25/2014

A view of a family decorating a Christmas Tree.  (Photo Credit: Carlos Javier Ortiz)

Photographer Seeks Funds For Book Chronicling Youth Violence In Chicago

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.

12/06/2013

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Worried About Safety After Dark

Chicago area letter carriers said assaults, robberies, and gunfire have them worried about safety at night.

11/27/2013

This surveillance screen grab shows people congregating outside a Little Village shop. (Video provided)

Store Owner: Little Village Commercial Strip Under Siege

Surveillance video shows a patron being assaulted, one disallowed from leaving and a store owner being pushed when he confronts the group.

10/17/2013

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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

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