Gang Violence

A 12-year-old girl dies days after getting shot. She's the third young Chicago shooting victim in four days.

One of two girls struck by stray bullets died. The other victim is on life support.

Two gunmen executed an ex-gang member whose prison sentence Obama commuted. The assailants targeted him at a federal halfway house.

August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

For Chicago-born and bred basketball star, Dwyane Wade, the violence in his city is a constant source of sadness.

A wheelchair bound middle school student delivers an inspirational speech at graduation. The 14-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a gang member's stray bullet said, "I won today."

A team of scholars analyze how social media posts escalate into violence. The scholars are calling it a public health problem.

A young man who tried to escape violence in Chicago was tragically shot dead. Lee McCollum was featured in the CNN documentary 'Chicagoland,' and had a promising future.

A 13-year-old anti-violence advocate was shot and wounded by a stray bullet. He's now recovering, after the bullet barely missed his spine.

This past weekend, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historic Black fraternity, took to the streets of Chicago and held steadfast in the midst…

Spike Lee changed his plans to premiere his upcoming movie, Chi-Raq, at Cannes Film Festival next year. Instead, we’ll get to see the film in theaters…

As Summertime in the Chi gets underway, with all its wonderful festivals, beaches, and endless amounts of things to do, people in the city also…