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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about gun violence as well as the economy at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois, February 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/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

Crowds file past the open casket of Hadiya Pendleton Friday. (CBS)

Crowds Pay Respects To Hadiya Pendleton During Visitation

Funeral directors on Friday held the visitation for the 15-year-old Chicago teen who performed at President Obama’s inauguration festivities only to be gunned down days later on the South Side.

02/08/2013

Mayor Emanuel on Thursday appears at a news conference to publicize Becoming a Man, a mentoring project. (CBS)

Emanuel Becomes Emotional As He Discusses Challenges Facing Chicago Youth

It happened when CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asked the mayor about his own experiences growing up in Chicago.

02/07/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

Tishona Polk

Gun Violence Leaves 4 More Chicago Youth Wounded

Four youngsters are among the latest victims caught in Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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Preckwinkle Funnels Extra $120K To Youth Summer Jobs Program

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle said county officials have found more money to add to a summer jobs program for youths in high-crime neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: Structure, Activity For Youth Is Answer To Stopping Mobs

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday said more structure and activity for Chicago youth could go a long way to prevent the teenage mob violence that has been seen in the city in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011