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Downtown »

Supt. McCarthy: Police Seized '1 Illegal Gun Per Hour' in Violent Weekend

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy again blamed lax gun laws for the high number of shootings.

Englewood »

Neighborhood Dialogue on Gun Violence to Take Place at South Side Cafe

The community can help shape the way media tells stories about communities affected by gun violence.

Hyde Park »

How Easy Is it To Get A Gun? U of C Crime Lab Gets $1 Million to Find Out

The Crime Lab received a MacArthur Foundation award to pursue its study of teen violence and guns.

Chatham »

Al Sharpton: Chicago Can Be 'Model For The Nation' on Ending Gun Violence

After meeting with community leaders about gun violence, the Rev. Al Sharpton will meet with residents.

South Deering »

Al Sharpton's Presence Doesn't Worry Mayor Emanuel, Ald. Beale, They Say

The spotlight brought by the minister is welcomed but not needed, alderman said.

Woodlawn »

Rev. Al Sharpton Defends Mission in Chicago, Might Bring 'Diddy' Here

Sharpton, who moved into a West Side apartment building, plans to commute to Chicago once a week.

Austin »

Al Sharpton and MLK III to Rent West Side Apartments to Spotlight Violence

Violence will bring Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III to Chicago this month.

Albany Park »

State Rep. Ann Williams Aims to Ban Guns From Restaurants

The North Side legislator plans to introduce a bill closing a concealed-carry loophole.

Canaryville »

Keith Noceda, Victim of Gun Violence, Remembered by Family

The family of the Canaryville man who died in November held a memorial service this week.

Bronzeville »

Students Hold Vigil for Gun Violence Victims

Friends and teachers gatherered outside a Bronzeville high school for powerful daytime memorial ceremony.

Chatham »

Armed Robbers Crash Post-Church Family Party

Two men face robbery charges after allegedly holding up family members celebrating after Sunday services.

Altgeld Gardens »

Man Robbed Retiree Who Befriended Him at Casino, Prosecutor Says

Robbery suspect's alleged accomplice spotted in casino photo, charged this week.  

River North »

Off-Duty Cop Killed by Weapon Bought by Straw Purchaser, Lawsuit Claims

Off-duty cop T homas Wortham IV was killed in 2010 when gang members tried to steal his motorcycle.

Hyde Park »

Daley on China: 'They Don't Have the Relationship with Guns America Has'

The former Chicago mayor has frequently traveled to China since leaving office.