Chicago's Violent Crime In January Matches Bloody Start Of 2016It was a violent start to 2017 in Chicago, with the number of shootings nearly duplicating the tally from the start of last year, which ended up being the city’s bloodiest year in nearly two decades.
Study Ties Loss Of Jobs To Rise In Violent CrimeA new study out this week suggests that the loss of jobs in Chicago’s inner city has been a major factor in the rising crime rates in some neighborhoods.
CPD Hoping Gun Seizures Will Cut Violent CrimeChicago police have seized an average of nearly one gun an hour this year, and the department believes that push could help reduce the city’s violent crime rate.
U.S. Cities See Unexplained Rise In Violent Crimes This YearViolent crimes — from homicides and rapes to robberies — have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend.
Violent Crime In America Rose Slightly In 2015, According To Preliminary FBI ReportThe report only contains data from January to June.
FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In AmericaThe FBI's violent crime report is not a ranking — there are no winners, no losers. Mostly, these statistics are here to help individual cities track their crime over long periods of time...
State's Attorney Candidate Pushes Idea Of Dedicated Gun CourtOne of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
Evanston Police Take Steps To Halt Recent Wave Of ShootingsEvanston Police Cmdr. Jospeh Dugan said gun violence occurs in Evanston in spurts, and usually on the suburb's west side. He said two officers each day are assigned specifically to take guns off the streets.
Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy's Effectiveness As Top CopAs Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.
Gun Rights Activists Protest Pfleger's Speech At Tinley Park ChurchThe pews were full at St. George's Catholic Church when Pfleger spoke, and the house was divided. Although he said he was not speaking only about guns, ISRA officials urged as many members as possible to show up, and called the speech a gun control recruitment event.
Pfleger: Turn Cellphone Cameras On CriminalsRev. Michael Pfleger, the activist priest who has crusaded for decades against gun violence in Chicago, was urging people to use a new weapon people to make their neighborhoods more peaceful: their cellphones.
Students Lead Peace March On South SideMore than 2,500 people, mostly kids, were marching from the South Loop to Bronzeville on Friday, demanding an end to the violence on the streets as students get ready to start their summer break.
Students Plan 3rd Annual Peace March On South SideThe march will step off at 10 a.m. in the South Loop. Students from all five Perspectives Charter Schools will march to the Bronzeville neighborhood. Kids from Evanston, Tennessee, and Georgia also will join the effort.
West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss ViolenceActivists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.
Chicago's Gun Problem -- There Are Too ManyDespite comparable resources to other big city's, Chicago's violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles -- why?