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  • John Kass: Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades -- as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
  • Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    In 1929, when rivals killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang, the world was shocked. Chicago's image as a corrupt, violent city was emblazoned in memory around the world. More than eight decades later, if you stroll around Europe and tell people you...
  • Dan Ryan victim mourned slain friend weeks earlier: 'Put the guns down'

    Dan Ryan victim mourned slain friend weeks earlier: 'Put the guns down'
    Jasmine Curry was in a reflective mood as she talked to a reporter at the scene of a memorial in honor of her murdered friend Keke. A few weeks earlier, Curry and other friends of Keith “Keke” Bonds had marked what would have been his 28th...
  • Veterans help Chicago teens through 'war' times

    Veterans help Chicago teens through 'war' times
    With smoky barbecue scent filling the air and '80s hip-hop thumping from a speaker, two inner-city teens led their teams up and down the forest preserve field in a friendly but spirited game of pickup football. Alex, 18 and wiry, weaves across the...
  • Chicago violence continues to outpace NYC, LA

    Chicago violence continues to outpace NYC, LA
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger and about 100 supporters marched along South Paulina Street on Friday evening while down the next block, Chicago police searched for bullet casings and sought potential witnesses after a man and a woman were struck by a hail of...
  • Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'

    Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'
    Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down on a concrete slab a few feet away from the railroad tracks that have long served as the dividing line between rival gangs in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood known as Pocket Town. How a fourth-grader...
  • Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora

    Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora
    Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence. Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city’s fourth gang-related homicide victim in 2014,...
  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
  • Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say

     Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say
    Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
  • No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder

    No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder
    Three teens charged in the Friday night killing of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood targeted the victim because they were looking for rival gang members, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday. Andrew Anania, 18, and 15-year-olds...
  • Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak

    Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak
    I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward. I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...