A visibly upset Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a prayer vigil for the victims of a Thursday shooting that left 13 people injured in a city park. Read »
Despite a violent holiday weekend, Chicago's police superintendent said the city marked its lowest murder rate since 1965 and has made progress since notching 500 murders in 2012. Read »
If Durbin's proposal passes, law enforcement agencies would not be eligible for any federal grants unless they work to trace 100 percent of the guns they recover at violent crime scenes. Read »
Chicago’s murder mayhem is declining, police said.
Chicago ended the month of May down four murders from May 2012, an eight percent decrease, according to Director of News Affairs Adam Collins. Read »
Rahm: "You do not bear burden alone of reducing crime." Read »
Police superintendent says stronger methods needed to decrease flow of illegal guns. Read »
First Lady Michelle Obama returns to Chicago Wednesday to address youth violence in Chicago, by addressing business leaders and hearing first-hand accounts from kids. "Hadiya Pendleton was me and I was her," she... Read »
More than 500 teens are expected to submit their proposals and brainstorm with Chicago officials Saturday afternoon, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Read »
But first, the drug rights movement needs some catchy slogans. Read »
In 1929, the murder of seven gangsters was so shocking it led to a constitutional amendment to overturn Prohibition. Now that mass shootings are a common feature of American life, it would be no big deal. Read »
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