My Block, My Hood, My City Giving Out Micro-Grants To Encourage Community, Prevent ViolenceA brand new initiative is in place to curb the violence heading into the holiday weekend.
Stopping Violence One Conversation At A Time"We're not the police and we're not trying to be the police. We're just trying to let them know that someone cares about you and we want to save to save our children."
Parents Of 20-Month-Old Killed Plead For Justice 'CPD We Need Your Help'"Do ya'll know how it felt for me to identify my son at a morgue? My one-year-old baby, at a morgue."
Lightfoot Cites 'Perfect Storm' For Chicago's Violence, 'All Hands On Deck Approach' Needed To Curb Crime"Let's stop the violence before even starts by making sure we're investing in our young people and we're loving them and supporting them, at the earliest possible stages of their life, so they understand that there's a future for themselves."
Supt. Brown Blames Open-Air Drug Markets, Gangs Using Young Recruits With No Record, For Spate Of Violence In ChicagoIn decrying the gun violence that has left several children dead and wounded in the last two weeks, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said open-air drug markets were partially to blame.
Police Ask For Help Finding Car Spotted Near Where 1-Year-Old Sincere Gaston Was Shot And KilledPolice on Monday were asking for the public’s help in finding a car that was seen near the site where a 1-year-old boy was shot and killed over the weekend.
Group Goes Door-To-Door, Pools Money For Justice After 1-Year-Old Boy Is Among Latest To Be Shot Dead In EnglewoodAs it is after every violent weekend – especially when kids become victims – the question becomes, what now? And what can we do better?
City Leaders Say Politics, Economics, Unrest, And Mistrust Of Police Have Created Perfect Storm For Gun Violence In ChicagoAs Chicago grapples with another violent weekend in which two children were among those killed, city leaders called the violence a symptom of politics, economics, and growing unrest.
Text Message Urges Chicago Police Officers To Call In Sick, Limit Arrests In A 'Blue Flu'Along with a spike in violence in Chicago this past weekend comes with a new push by members of the police union to get officers on the street to stand down – and even stay home.
13-Year-Old Amaria Jones Was Showing Mom Dance Move When She Was Killed By Stray Bullet In South AustinAmaria Jones, 13, who was in the middle of showing her mom a dance move at their West Side home when a gunman – still on the loose – ended a life loaded with promise.
Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart AgreesIn the wake of a violent weekend in Chicago in which more than 100 people were shot – including 12 children – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown blamed the increase in failure to monitor violent offenders.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting“There were a lot of incredible emotions that were shared in that call by fellow aldermen, now all of whom don’t feel secure or safe coming together with their colleagues, because of one individual who decided to illegally tape a conversation that was intended to be a private conversation among all of us," Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot And Ald. Raymond Lopez Have Foul-Mouthed Argument Over Looting; 'You’re 100% Full Of S***' Mayor SaysAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) accused the mayor of being unprepared when looting spread from downtown to the neighborhoods more than a week ago.
LIVE UPDATES: Unrest In Chicago In Wake Of George Floyd ProtestsAfter another night of peaceful protests, but also continued looting and violence, across Chicagoland, CBS Chicago will be providing updates on the unrest and anger following the death of George Floyd who was arrested in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.
Timothy O'Donnell, Wearing Joker Mask, Charged With Torching Chicago Police Car During Weekend's Protest ViolenceTimothy O’Donnell, disguised in a Joker mask but easily identifiable from a neck tattoo, set fire to a Chicago Police SUV in the Loop on Saturday and now faces federal charges for the damage, according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday.