Chicago's Gun Violence
With 2016 being a historically violent year for Chicago, we've highlighted the efforts by local organizations to curb the city's gun violence.
On National Walkout Day, Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence At HomeBy Christian Bryant | March 14, 2018
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 2016By Jamal Andress | January 2, 2018
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 PracticesBy Grant Suneson | August 30, 2017
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 WeekendBy Jake Jones | July 5, 2017
Statistics show shooting numbers are down this year compared to 2016.
Chicago Has A New Strike Force Aimed At Tackling Gun ViolenceBy Jake Jones | July 1, 2017
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 ViolenceBy Lindsay Gloor | February 3, 2017
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 YearBy Christian Bryant, Ben Schamisso | December 12, 2016
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 ViolenceBy Ben Schamisso | December 2, 2016
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'By Jamal Andress | November 15, 2016
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 ChicagoBy Jamal Andress | November 3, 2016
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 ComplicatedBy Jamal Andress | October 19, 2016
Professor Wesley Skogan has studied police in Chicago for over 30 years and says the department's "traditional culture" needs a change.
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