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  • Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The victims were among 82 people shot between Thursday afternoon and early Monday."
  • CPD should change how it counts shooting numbers

    As I read the article regarding the murder of Jasmine Curry as she drove on the Dan Ryan Expressway, I was saddened that yet another senseless murder had occurred. But then my emotions morphed to anger, as it was reported that because of a quirk of...

    Residents brace for another violent weekend

     Residents brace for another violent weekend
    Linda Hayes has no plans to venture outside her West Englewood home this weekend, even with a favorable weather report and invitations to several gatherings. Instead, she intends to spend the next 72 hours inside her home, a hostage to the gun...

    Body count up to 17 after Chicago's bloody holiday weekend

    (Reuters) - The death toll from a spree of gun violence in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend has risen to 17, the medical examiner's office said on Tuesday. The holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to the third-largest U.S....

    Chicago: 82 shootings in 84 hours

    Chicago: 82 shootings in 84 hours
    "The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves...