Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 4:58 AM
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Column | Aug 12, 2011In its charting of a Chicago epidemic and belief in the power of street-level human empathy, the superb documentary "The Interrupters" comes to us at a time when the notion of conflict resolution has been sidelined utterly on the national political level.This is why every member of the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, the White House and the tea party, let alone anybody simply interested in meeting some complicated and remarkable Chicagoans, should see the film. It chronicles genuine conflict resolution that appears to get results — politically savvy, consensus-building results — one difficult day at a time.
Story | Jun 3, 2011 | 2:56 PM
Chicago police made numerous arrests this week connected to a drug-trafficking operation run by the Black P Stones street gang on the Southeast Side, authorities said at a news conference Thursday. Among 15 arrested Wednesday morning, 13 were charged...
Story | Feb 9, 2012 | 8:30 AM
It's a war without national boundaries, military uniforms or state-sanctioned weapons. But it is a war and an epidemic of violence raging on the streets of one of the largest U.S. cities. Yet the shootings in Chicago often go ignored. PBS' gripping...
Story | Apr 29, 2014 | 1:11 PM