More resources to fight violent crime – Chicago Police say that is the goal of their latest initiative. But have we seen this before, and has it worked? CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has been looking at past efforts.
Police Announce Plans For Citywide Unit To Deploy To High-Crime AreasMore resources to fight violent crime – Chicago Police say that is the goal of their latest initiative. But have we seen this before, and has it worked? CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has been looking at past efforts.
Vigil Held For 96-Year-Old Woman Stabbed to Death In Auburn GreshamMyrtis Jackson was killed in the attack and a 57-year-old woman was wounded. Family members say the assailant used a pitchfork.
Girl, 10, Shot By Man Who Was Reportedly Aiming For Dog Near GaryEmily Sotelo was still standing after the shooting, but her father says she has a bullet lodged in her leg.
The Quiet Struggle Of A Mother Whose Sun Was Left Disabled By GunfireDominique Quinn has felt the impact of violence in Chicago up close, as her then-3-year-old son was shot in the crossfire of gang violence back in 2016. As CBS 2's Chris Tye reports, her struggle was made tougher by a second bout with gang violence.
Alderman: Program In Which Security Firm Partnered With Police In Englewood Was Success OverallA 14-year-old boy was among four people killed in a mass shooting on the night of July 4th in Englewood, where private security guards were brought in to help the Chicago Police Department stem the violence. CBS 2’s Vi Nguyen spoke to organizers who said the program was still a success.
Suspect Under Arrest In Shooting That Killed 7-Year-Old Natalia WallaceA suspect was under arrest late Monday afternoon in the shooting that killed 7-year-old Natalia Wallace on the evening of July 4th.
Supt. Brown After Violent Weekend: 'We Cannot Allow This To Be Normalized In This City'It’s the Monday story everyone fears will become a reality, and sadly, yet again, we are forced to tell you about an incredibly violent weekend in Chicago. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
A Heartbroken Family Speaks After A 7-Year-Old Girl Is Killed By GunfireNatalia Wallace was shot and killed during a family 4th of July gathering in the South Austin neighborhood. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
7-Year-Old Shot, Killed In South Austin NeighborhoodThe girl was visiting her grandmother for a July 4th party when someone pulled up and opened fire. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Police, Community Groups Turn Out Against Violence This July 4th WeekendChicago Police were out in force this July 4th holiday weekend, with an aim to curb a trend in violence. As CBS 2's Steven Graves reports, community groups were also out holding events.
My Block, My Hood, My City Launches Peace Initiative To Prevent Violence In ChicagoA brand new initiative is in place to curb the violence heading into the holiday weekend. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Dantrell Davis' Murder Led To Gang Truce In 1992; Those Who Were There Call For New EffortSeven-year-old Dantrell’s death sparked a gang truce. The murder of a child was even too much for the streets back then. But 28 years later, children are being murdered while playing outside, or sitting in the house or the car.
Calumet City Soldier Was Main Suspect In Murder Of Fellow Soldier Vanessa GuillenA Calumet City soldier was the main suspect in the murder of fellow soldier Vanessa Guillen, CBS 2 has learned.
Valparaiso Teacher Accused Of Demanding Nude Pictures For A GradeA 17-year-old female student in Valparaiso said Brian Kunze told her in order to keep her A in class, she had to send him the nude pictures.
Protest Over Possible Release Of Hit-And-Run SuspectProtesters were lined up outside the Cook County Jail Wednesday night, upset over the possible release on bond of a man charged with striking and killing a 13-year-old boy riding his bike on the Southwest Side.
Driver Charged In Southwest Side Hit-And-Run That Killed 13-Year-Old BoyCharges have been filed against the driver accused of hitting and killing a 13-year-old boy riding his bike on the Southwest Side as his family mourns. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
3-Year-Old Girl Shot In Chest In West EnglewoodThe girl was in critical, but stable condition Tuesday night. The shooting comes on the heels of several others that have injured or even killed children in Chicago. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Authorities Ask For Help In Finding Arsonists Who Struck During Civil Unrest In ChicagoFor those who set fires during unrest in Chicago a month ago, police and federal authorities took a big step to find them on Tuesday. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
1 Man Dead, 1 Wounded In Little Village ShootingThe shooting happened just after 3 p.m. on 26th Street near Karlov Avenue.
Search On For 18 Suspects In 53 Arsons in ChicagoAuthorities are asking for help identifying 18 people suspected of dozens of arson incidents across Chicago in late May and early June, as looting spread across Chicago in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Police Supt. Says Open-Air Drug Markets Are Causing ViolenceTwo children were among the victims of deadly gun violence in Chicago this past weekend, and police Supt. David Brown says open-air drug markets are partially to blame. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Supt. Brown Says Open-Air Drug Markets Partially To Blame For Violence In ChicagoIn decrying the gun violence that has left several children dead and wounded in the last two weeks, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said open-air drug markets were partially to blame. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Group Goes Door-To-Door After 1-Year-Old Boy Is Among Latest To Be Shot Dead In ChicagoAs it is after every violent weekend – especially when kids become victims – the question becomes, what now? And what can we do better? CBS 2’s Marissa Parra was there Sunday as city leaders and restaurants went door-to-door for justice.
City Leaders: Politics, Economics, Unrest Have Led To Violence In ChicagoAs Chicago grapples with another violent weekend in which two children were among those killed, city leaders called the violence a symptom of politics, economics, and growing unrest. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.