Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM CST

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Ex-Gang Members Help To Prevent Gang Violence

Crime may not be as prominent during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop these former gang members from working to fight gang violence.

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Cops Escort Girls Without Dads to Dance

Cops Escort Girls Without Dads to Dance

Dozens of girls being raised by without fathers weren't left out Friday night when the Chicago Police Department held it's first-ever event.

Part of Riverwalk Extension Opens Saturday

Part of Riverwalk Extension Opens Saturday

The first blocks of Chicago’s new riverwalk extension will open Saturday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

4-Year-Old Among Two Shot on South Side

4-Year-Old Among Two Shot on South Side

Shots fired on evening when residents, faith leaders gather at events to promote peaceful summer.

Illinois Sailor Dies Overseas

Illinois Sailor Dies Overseas

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris, 24, of Lisle, died in Abu Dhabi, UAE, of a non-combat related incident.

Mom Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing

Mom Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing

A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.

Sleeping Cop Suspended Without Pay

Sleeping Cop Suspended Without Pay

The penalty was handed down after the officer in seen in the video came forward, the department said.