| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for a multifaceted response to gun violence in Chicago as part of the kick-off of a new organization run by the parents of a young girl whose shooting became a national symbol for the city's struggle with violent crime....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The city is offering a home for the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation for the next few years.
Under a proposal introduced by Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday, the foundation would be able to temporarily use office space at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community...
| Dec 15, 2013
The Cook County probation department has lost track of hundreds of convicts and overlooked curfew violations and new crimes committed by offenders, some of whom went on to rape or kill while under the court's watch, a Tribune investigation found.
| Jun 5, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama will meet privately Wednesday at the White House with 26 students from Harper High School as a follow-up to an emotional meeting in Chicago two months ago in which the students bore witness to the epidemic of gun...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy blocks from President Barack Obama's Hyde Park home earlier this year.
Kevin Culverson, 20, is accused of shooting Cornelius German in the back as the boy ran for cover...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:43 AM
On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic.
"We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...
| May 4, 2014
Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen.
The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning.
The decline in homicides was a more modest 5 percent when compared with 2011. The...
| Jul 26, 2013
Friday's print column Greetings from Chicago, the “murder capital of America,” a toddlin’ town that’s “gaining a national reputation for violence,” the site of a “mini-Holocaust” on the streets due to our ...
| May 30, 2013
Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......