by Hillary Crosley onAugust 24, 2012
On Thursday night, drive-by shootings wounded 19 victims across the Windy City.
by Timmhotep Aku onJuly 5, 2012
The kid rapper's city is plagued by youth violence. Why would a music site film him at a gun range?
July 5, 2012
A girl named Heaven is one of the latest victims of the city's gang violence. When will it stop?
by Hillary Crosley onMarch 31, 2012
The athlete's nephew becomes a victim of Chicago's continuing gun-violence problem.
by John W. Fountain onFebruary 2, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times columnist John W. Fountain relates his inspiring story of surviving in a rough Chicago neighborhood as he witnesses spiraling black-on-black crime in predominantly African-American communities in large cities.
December 29, 2011
The neighborhood on Chicago's South Side saw a 40 percent increase in its murder rate since 2010.
by Mary Mitchell onDecember 14, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell explores whether a new Chicago college initiative could help reduce recidivism by educating ex-offenders.
August 30, 2011
Was justice served in the latest sentence in the videotaped beating death of Chicago honor student Derrion Albert?
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onMarch 25, 2011
Safe Passage members patrol routes to and from school in dangerous neighborhoods.
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