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  • Heroin: The human toll

     Heroin: The human toll
    Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...
  • Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians

    Back of the Yards no man's land for police, politicians
    Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible. The meeting on the Southwest...
  • With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf

    With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf
    Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden...
  • Teen slain at McDonald's: 'Words cannot express the void he left'

    Teen slain at McDonald's: 'Words cannot express the void he left'
    Dysheka Bibbs sees the Rogers Park neighborhood as a "heaven" for gang members, but a temptation her 17-year-old brother resisted. That only sharpened the loss after her brother, Markeyo Carr, was shot dead when a masked gunman opened fire in the parking...
  • Ceasefire Baltimore [Editorial]

    Ceasefire Baltimore  [Editorial]
    Of the ideas for reducing violence in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's State of the City address, the one with the greatest potential for immediate impact on Baltimore's skyrocketing homicide rate is her commitment to fully pursuing a set of crime...
  • 24 arrested in Pomona gang sweep

    Twenty four people were arrested in a citywide gang enforcement operation in Pomona, police said. The sweep ran from 4 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday and included compliance checks on individuals on probation or parole, police said. Three guns, 23...
  • In Jordan Downs housing project, police are forging a new relationship

    In Jordan Downs housing project, police are forging a new relationship
    Officers Keith Linton and Otis Swift stopped their patrol car, rolled down a window and motioned to a hoodie-wearing teenager. In this part of South L.A., such encounters can be tense — or worse. "Hey, Linton. Hey, Swift," the teen said. "How y'...
  • Inmate guilty in Cumberland prison murder

    Inmate guilty in Cumberland prison murder
    An Allegany County jury has convicted an inmate at Western Correctional Institution in the fatal beating of his cellmate. Corgiss Ross, 45, was found guilty in the November 2012 murder of Malcolm Jerrod "Rod" Pridget, a prosecutor said Monday. Pridget...
  • In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime

    In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime
    At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street. Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
  • Boy, 14, killed in drive-by: 'My baby is gone...my house will never be the same'

    Boy, 14, killed in drive-by: 'My baby is gone...my house will never be the same'
    Laveta Richardson never wanted to end up like those grief-stricken mothers on television who express sorrow and anger toward the loss of their children to Chicago’s gun violence. But on Thursday, relatives consoled the mother of three through...