Mayor Lightfoot Presents Plan Under Which City Would Sue Street Gangs, But Will It Work?Mayor Lori Lightfoot is eMore controversy was stirring late Tuesday about a Chicago city ordinance that would allow the city to file lawsuits against street gangs – seeking money and other assets.
Neighbors Say Racial And Gang Tensions Are Fueling Violence In West Pullman, And Ald. Anthony Beale Has A Plan For Police To Step InFor the past few months, we've tracked and investigated violence in the West Pullman neighborhood, and people living and working in the area say gangs and racial tension are fueling the trouble.
Community Prayer Vigil To 'Build Up Austin'The women said despite more violence prevention programs, shootings are increasing and shooters and victims are younger.
'I'm Constantly Worried': Chicago Leaders Plan To Combat Violence Over Holiday Weekend"I've taken on a parental role with these young men. As any parent would know, I'm constantly worried about my children."
Person Of Interest In Custody In Murder Of Anat Kimchi Downtown; He Is Suspected In 2 Other AttacksA person of interest was taken into custody late Thursday in a stabbing that killed a doctoral student downtown last weekend.
2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's ViolenceIn the hours since President Biden announced his five-point plan to address crime, Chicago had two late night mass shootings a the same time.
Mayor Lightfoot Outlines Chicago's Plan To Combat Summer Violence"When the police department would clear an area, say for example, an open air drug market, we find support from other city partners. The minute they were gone, the trouble came back."
Rally In Bridgeview In Support Of Palestine As Violence Continues In The Middle EastIt comes after thousands of protesters crowded downtown Chicago last week. The same is planned for this weekend.
Senator Duckworth Speaks At Judiciary Hearing Regarding Ongoing Discrimination And Violence Against Asian CommunitiesJust in the first two months of 2021, STOP AAPI HATE said Asian Americans reported being targeted at least 500 times.
'They've Been Serious' Lightfoot On Threats Made To Herself, Her Family"There's not a day that goes by that I don't get some kind of harassment, whether it's just repeated calls with things left on voicemail or other things, threatening violence."
One Chicago Community Endures Virus, Violence And TurmoilAuburn Gresham was hit early by the pandemic. COVID-19 infections rose quickly. Stores closed during a citywide lockdown. Then the agonizingly public death of George Floyd spurred protests that turned ugly. Businesses were set ablaze. As summer arrived, shootings surged in the 6th police district.
Aldermen's Call For Special Meeting To Discuss State Of Emergency In Chicago Shut DownThey wanted a state of emergency declared in Chicago, but instead four aldermen who called for a special city council meeting to discuss that and bringing in the National Guard were shut down.
Foxx: 'We Are Hurting, We Are Frustrated, We Are Anxious'"We're in a weird space. I don't have a better word than weird. We're going to look back at 2020 and they're going to be a lot more questions than answers," Foxx said. "But it requires us to be thoughtful in our approach."
Pritzker On Federal Agents For Chicago: 'Will Not Stand For Efforts That Undermine Civil Rights'"I will not stand for efforts that undermine civil rights and civil liberties."
Chicago Community Group Wants To Meet With Mayor To Discuss Restorative Justice StrategiesThe Violence Interrupters want the city to focus on restorative justice models. That includes healing circles, peace circles and mediation between victims and offenders.