Exploring Chicago's Murder Epidemic

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM CST

What Is The Mash?

What Is The Mash?

The Mash distributes the youth-crafted print product through High Schools (220 weekly!), providing compelling viral content online at TheMash.com, and daily interaction through social media.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 09:57 AM CST

Send Us Your Story

Send Us Your Story

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Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 01:03 AM CST

Problem: Some Parents Aren't Involved

Problem: Some Parents Aren't Involved

Andrea Limon laments that some classmates don't have strong parents and families looking out for them.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 01:03 AM CST

Lack of Activities = Kids on the Streets

Lack of Activities = Kids on the Streets

Camarri Lane says there aren't enough activities for younger teens to take part.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 02:10 AM CST

Student: People Have Become Complacent

Student: People Have Become Complacent

Robert Jackson says a community is only as strong as its weakest link and says an entire community needs to want change in order for it to happen.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 02:50 AM CST

Teen: Obama a Distant Role Model

Teen: Obama a Distant Role Model

Khalil Beckwith says many teens are looking up to the wrong type of people, and he called on President Barack Obama to be more involved with Chicago teens.

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NBCChicago wants to know how Chicago's violence epidemic affects you. We've asked members of The Mash, a teenage media outlet based in Chicago, to share their stories. Hear how violence affects them and send us a clip of your own to share here.
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Coroner Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Indiana Victims

Coroner Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Indiana Victims

The Lake County coroner is asking for the public's help in identifying two more women whose bodies were among seven found in Indiana over the weekend.

Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

While taking part in Early Voting in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama was interrupted at his electronic polling station by a man with a lighthearted word-of-caution.

Alleged Serial Killer Tied to 7 Slayings "Basking in the Glory"

Alleged Serial Killer Tied to 7 Slayings "Basking in the Glory"

Darren D. Vann led Gary police on a bloody scavenger hunt this weekend.

Suspected Serial Killer Moved to County Jail

Suspected Serial Killer Moved to County Jail

Darren Deon Vann was charged with one count of murder after seven bodies were found. Charges are pending in other cases as authorities continued the task of identifying the victims.

Crawford Out vs. Flyers, Raanta to Start

Crawford Out vs. Flyers, Raanta to Start

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been stellar so far this season, but he'll be watching from the press box Tuesday as an injury will force him to miss the game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Suspected Serial Killer Used Online Advertising Site to Meet Victim

Suspected Serial Killer Used Online Advertising Site to Meet Victim

Murder victim Afrikka Hardy’s ad on Backpage.com is one of thousands posted daily to the website offering sex for money.