The Most Violent Big Cities In Each State 2014According to the FBI, violent crime and property crime were down nationwide for the first half of 2014 -- but did America's big cities also see drops?
Mayor's Panel Issues Recommendations On Curbing Violence In ChicagoA commission organized by the mayor has issued a report outlining what it calls a “strategic plan” for curbing violence in Chicago.
The 10 'Most Dangerous' Towns In IllinoisWhen it comes to violent crime outside of Chicago, Rockford ranks in the most dangerous town in the state, according to 2013 FBI crime statistics.
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.
McCarthy: Murders In Chicago At Lowest Level In Nearly 50 YearsAcknowledging "there's a lot more work to be done," Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the number of murders so far this year in Chicago is at the lowest level since 1965.
Violent Crime On CTA Declined In First Half Of 2014Violent crimes and thefts on the CTA dropped by more than a third in the first half of this year, compared to the first six months of last year, city officials said Tuesday.
Feds Adding More Agents To Chicago To Fight Gun ViolenceThe U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was sending seven more agents to Chicago, for a total of 52 agents helping stop the flow of illegal guns into the city.
YMCA And Veterans Help Teens Deal With Trauma Of Violent CrimeIraq and Afghanistan war veterans have teamed up with and mentor young people who live in violent communities, to try to help them see life through different eyes.
Police: Despite Rise In Shootings, Murders At 51-Year LowThrough the end of June, 172 people were slain in Chicago, nine fewer than at this time last year, and the lowest number of murders for the first half of a year since 1963.
City Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime StatsAld. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.
Endia Martin's Death Exposes Entrenched Chicago ViolenceWhen a 14-year-old Chicago girl was arrested on charges that she shot and killed another 14-year-old Chicago girl, much of the attention centered on how the shooting stemmed from an argument over a boy that was playing out on Facebook.
South Side Pastor Seeking 5,000 Volunteers For Anti-Violence InitiativeA South Side pastor has been assembling an army of volunteers to take to the streets and build relationships with those intent on violence, in a new initiative to cut down on violent crime.
Students Stage Peace March On South SideThe students were hoping to deliver a message of hope and resilience. As they begin their summer break, they want to see less bloodshed on city streets.
Rush: Jobs Key To Curbing Street ViolenceU.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) said the coalition of political and business leaders who attended a meeting he organized Wednesday to discuss strategies to quell street violence will make the latest efforts the most effective yet.
Radio Hosts To Urge Chicagoans To 'Put The Guns Down'Part of the latest anti-violence initiative is for popular radio hosts like McGill to to say "put the guns down" every time they open and close their radio programs.