Pastor Asks Gangs To Hold Their Fire Over Labor Day WeekendPastor Corey Brooks and promoters Asa Powell and Victor Woods said they talked with gang leaders for three weeks to try to assure a violence-free Labor Day.
Kirk Meets With Gang Members During Tour Of Cook County JailSen. Mark Kirk is applauding law enforcement's efforts to stop gangs. He focused on more than one program in a tour of Cook County Jail on Wednesday, reports WBBM's Craig Delimore reports.
McCarthy: Armed Suspects Would Rather Confront Cops Than SurrenderGang members fear if they back down in confrontations with police, they will face beatings or financial sanctions from gang leaders, Chicago's top cop says.
Baffoe: I'm Rooting For DeSean JacksonThis guilt-by-association narrative surrounding DeSean Jackson is ridiculous.
Kirk: More Than $18 Million Available To Cops To Fight Street GangsSenator Mark Kirk says "it's not a lock" that the $18.5 million to combat gangs will all go to Chicago - to help Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and his work.
U.S. Attorney, Mayor Signal More Cooperation In Fighting Street ViolenceFor the first time in a while, both parties appear to be on the same page, if you take them at their word, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Gang’s Reputed ‘King’ Among Dozens Charged In Drug ConspiracyThe leader of a West Side gang and 32 others were charged Wednesday with participating in a narcotics enterprise responsible for a 2011 murder and other acts of violence,
Prosecutors: Man Shot Fellow Gang Member For Being Witness In Court Case A purported Latin Saint allegedly shot a member of his gang who was a witness in a pending case, authorities said.
Kirk Wants Feds To Fight Gangs In ChicagoU.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.
9-1-1 Calls Depict Chaos, Gangs On Chicago's LakefrontCallers trying to enjoy the Fourth of July on Chicago's lakefront were reporting incidents of chaos. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reviews the recordings.
McCarthy: Tougher Gun Laws Would Save LivesStanding 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.
Softball Helps Draw Kids Away From Gangs
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.
Shootings Kill 5, Injure 16 Over WeekendFive people were killed and at least 16 other people -- including four teenagers and a 72-year-old woman -- were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
New State 'RICO' Law Leads To Street Gang ArrestsRacketeering and conspiracy charges were filed against 23 defendants who are primarily top leaders and members of the Black Souls gang, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said.