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Chicago's Gun Violence

Next Ill. Governor Has To Address The State's Major Violence Issue2:33
July 11, 2018
By Casey Mendoza

Next Ill. Governor Has To Address The State's Major Violence Issue

Illinois' next governor needs to address the state's violence problem. So how do the candidates plan on doing that?
'Everyday Shootings': Keeping Chicago's Gun Violence In The Spotlight5:17
June 14, 2018
By Christian Bryant

'Everyday Shootings': Keeping Chicago's Gun Violence In The Spotlight

After Parkland, a Chicago violence prevention organization that's been around for almost a decade is finding renewed attention.
For Some Chicago Teens, The Violence In Parkland Is All Too Familiar3:38
March 24, 2018
By Christian Bryant

For Some Chicago Teens, The Violence In Parkland Is All Too Familiar

Students at a South Side Chicago high school open up about the Parkland, Florida, shooting, and their views on school safety and gun violence.
On National Walkout Day, Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence At Home1:39
March 14, 2018
By Christian Bryant

On National Walkout Day, Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence At Home

High School students from Chicago's Kenwood Academy demonstrated during National Walkout Day to highlight gun violence in their community.
Shootings, Homicides In Chicago Drop After Historically Violent 20161:28
January 2, 2018
By Jamal Andress

Shootings, Homicides In Chicago Drop After Historically Violent 2016

Police attribute the drop in crime, at least in part, to the additional police added to the force and new "predictive crime software" being used.
Illinois Sues Chicago To Force An Overhaul To Its Police Practices1:30
August 30, 2017
By Grant Suneson

Illinois Sues Chicago To Force An Overhaul To Its Police Practices

Illinois sued Chicago over reforming the city's often-maligned police department and called for independent oversight of the overhaul.
More Than 100 People Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend0:58
July 5, 2017
By Jake Jones

More Than 100 People Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

Statistics show shooting numbers are down this year compared to 2016.
Chicago Has A New Strike Force Aimed At Tackling Gun Violence1:14
July 1, 2017
By Jake Jones

Chicago Has A New Strike Force Aimed At Tackling Gun Violence

Twenty ATF agents will join existing federal forces in Chicago to track illegal guns and repeat offenders.
Chicago Could Be Getting More Federal Help With Gun Violence1:04
February 3, 2017
By Lindsay Gloor

Chicago Could Be Getting More Federal Help With Gun Violence

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reportedly hopes to transfer about 20 agents to Chicago to form a task force.
Interrupting Chicago's Gun Violence In A Historically Awful Year2:36
December 12, 2016
By Christian Bryant, Ben Schamisso

Interrupting Chicago's Gun Violence In A Historically Awful Year

We shadowed CeaseFire Illinois' "violence interrupters" as they try to prevent Chicago gun violence in one of the deadliest years in decades.
How Social Media Can Be Used To Stop Gang Violence2:35
December 2, 2016
By Ben Schamisso

How Social Media Can Be Used To Stop Gang Violence

This Columbia University professor and former Chicago social worker wants to use an algorithm to curb gun violence nationwide.
A Southside Chicago Memorial That 'Shouldn't Be Here'1:53
November 15, 2016
By Jamal Andress

A Southside Chicago Memorial That 'Shouldn't Be Here'

A Southside Chicago woman created a memorial that honors each person killed in the city. After this summer, it's behind by more than 520 deaths.
Meet The Women Working To Make 2016 The Last Deadly Summer In Chicago4:07
November 3, 2016
By Jamal Andress

Meet The Women Working To Make 2016 The Last Deadly Summer In Chicago

Chicago has a violence problem — but thousands of men and women are trying to end that violence.
Does Adding Police Reduce Crime? In Chicago, It's Complicated2:22
October 19, 2016
By Jamal Andress

Does Adding Police Reduce Crime? In Chicago, It's Complicated

Professor Wesley Skogan has studied police in Chicago for over 30 years and says the department's "traditional culture" needs a change.
Chicago Native Jabari Parker: How To Help Kids On The South Side1:06
August 25, 2016
By Christian Bryant

Chicago Native Jabari Parker: How To Help Kids On The South Side

During a panel discussion hosted by ESPN's "The Undefeated," NBA forward Jabari Parker talked about how to keep Chicago kids away from crime.