Attorney General Merrick Garland Visits Chicago As Feds Launch Strike Force Amid Serious Spike In ViolenceViolence in Chicago has risen to the point where the feds are stepping in, with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland paying a visit on Thursday.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Meets With Anti-Violence Groups Searching For Solutions In The Wake Of Mass ShootingsAttorney General Merrick Garland met with READI Chicago in North Lawndale as part of a strike force launch against gun violence on the federal level.
'They Are Scared': Relatives Of Mass Shooting Victims Said There's No Protection For Witnesses Who Speak Up"When I got there, they're picking them all up off the ground."
CPD Supt. Brown On Mass Shootings: We Are In A Battle For The Hearts And Souls Of These Communities"Many of the victim's from last night's shootings are not cooperating."
U.S. DOJ Announces Multi-Jurisdictional Plan To Fight Gun Trafficking, A Major Focus In Chicago Violent Crime Reduction EffortsOfficials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have announced concrete steps to fight illegal gun trafficking – which is a principal focus in efforts to reduce violent crime in Chicago.
14-Year-Old Boy Killed, 9 Other People Wounded Between 2 Mass Shootings 3 Blocks Apart In LawndaleA total of 10 people were wounded in two mass shootings that happened three blocks and five minutes apart in Lawndale Wednesday evening.
Fr. Michael Pfleger Again Calls For State Of Emergency For Chicago Gun Violence EpidemicThe Rev. Michael Pfleger renewed his calls Wednesday night for Gov. JB Pritzker to declare a state of emergency surrounding Chicago’s gun violence epidemic.
'I Fear Getting Hit From Behind': Chicago Area Expressway Shootings At An All-Time High“The Dan Ryan, in particular, has certain intervals where it’s probably repeat offenders here.”
Chicago Police Announce New Investigations Team That Will Go After Gun TraffickersChicago Police Supt. David Brown had a strong message Monday – “We are coming for you.” The message was directed at gun traffickers and straw purchasers who are bringing illegal guns to the city.
At Least 10 Killed, 49 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 8 Surviving Victims Under 18At least 59 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of Monday morning, and 10 of them had been killed.
Dozens Gather To Celebrate Life Of Keith Cooper, Vietnam Veteran Murdered In Hyde Park CarjackingFriday night dozens gathered to dance, sing and praise a Vietnam veteran murdered for his car, but the victim's daughter had a stern message to the accused teens.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $1 Million Reward Fund For Tips To Help CPD Seize Illegal Guns“Too many people ... are just plain scared; scared to come out, scared to congregate, enjoy the warmth of a summer day or night, for fear that ordinary moments will become the scenes of tragedy,” Lightfoot said.
New Loyola Study Concludes Prison Sentences For Gun Charges Often Don't Target Violent Offenders And Don't Improve SafetyFor months, we have been digging into the sources of the violence, and possible solutions. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported Thursday, new research looks at prison sentences – and whether or not they actually keep us safer.
5 Wounded In Mass Shooting In GreshamPolice said the shooting happened around 12:10 p.m. near 79th and Justine streets. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports three people got out of a silver sedan and started shooting towards a group of people on the sidewalk.
Governor Pritzker Meeting With President Biden At The White House WednesdayGovernor JB Pritzker is meeting with President Joe Biden a the White House Wednesday.