City Launches New Violence Reduction Dashboard In Effort To Improve Crime Data ReportingThe Mayor’s office on Wednesday announced the launch of the city’s Violence Reduction Dashboard, created in conjunction with the University of Chicago Crime Lab to support Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s community-based violence reduction efforts.
Billionaire Ken Griffin Donates $10M To Help Fight Chicago CrimeThe money will be used to beef up the Police Department’s use of technology to track and fight crime.
CPD To Show Off New Crime-Fighting Tech, Tactics At Police ConferenceChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was hosting the crimefighters conference Wednesday night at the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago's Most Impoverished NeighborhoodsWith positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it's time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago's youth programs with some more cash.
Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth ViolenceA study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.
Pfleger Organizing Gun Turn-In Program For Young AdultsActivist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger has planned another gun buyback program, but his latest effort to get guns off the streets has a twist.
Emanuel Wants To Require Videotaping Of All Gun Sales In ChicagoThe Emanuel administration has outlined a plan to impose strict regulations on gun shops that open within city limits, including a requirement to record every sale on video.
McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms SentencesMayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.