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Silent March Through Downtown Chicago Marks City's Deadliest Year
Hundreds of people marched silently in downtown Chicago on Saturday, carrying white crosses for each person killed in the city this year. A spike in homicides this year has made 2016 the city's deadliest. Authorities say more than 760 people were killed in Chicago in 2016, up from the fewer than
Thousands Protest Nationwide for the 'Greater Good of Humanity' Following Police Shootings
Thousands of people took to the streets of cities across the U.S. Friday night -- many against the backdrop of watchful riot gear-wearing police -- following the police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Howard University
Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder of Teen Laquan McDonald Hired by Police Union
The Chicago police officer charged with the murder of a high school student has a new job with a Chicago police union, much to the outrage of many in the community. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged in November with the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald , who was shot 16 times,
9-Year-Old Who Police Say Was Executed to Be Remembered Today at Funeral
Chicago 's St. Sabina Church is preparing to eulogize 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who died during an alleged gang-related shooting. The Catholic church, where the funeral is taking place today, is in the city's South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, blocks from the spot where police say Tyshawn was
Chicago Teen Killed Just Days After Moving Back to the City
J'Quantae Riles had been back in Chicago for just one week when a bullet took his life Saturday night in the city's Englewood neighborhood. The teen had moved back to Chicago after a three-week stay in Virginia, where he was staying with his mom and his sister to escape the city's violence. "I
What We Know About Murder of 9-Year-Old Chicago Boy Killed in Alleged Gang-Related Violence
Chicago police are continuing to search for the killer of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was recently targeted, "lured" into an alley and "executed" because of his father's alleged gang ties, according to officials. Here's the latest on what we know about the circumstances of Tyshawn's death and the
Spike Lee and John Cusack Defend Upcoming Film, 'Chiraq'
Spike Lee 's upcoming project, "Chiraq," a film about gun violence in Chicago whose title merges the city's name with "Iraq," has been criticized by local politicians for allegedly likening the city to a war zone. However, the director isn't backing down, and held a news conference at a local
Hidden America: Bringing Safety to Chicago Streets
finally tonight, a story that reminds us all about the power of hope. You may recall our diane sawyer's groundbreaking report last year about the plague of violence in chicago. There's some good news. The murder rate is now the lowest since 1965. Still, though, 235 people have been murdered this
Father Peacemaker: Chicago Priest Helps Saves Lives Through Basketball
While Chicago is no stranger to violent crime in the past couple of years, the number of crime citywide has gone down. As of Aug. 3, Chicago Police said murders have gone down 26 percent from 317 murders at this time in 2012 to 235 murders so far this year. "While to date we've had fewer shootings
Diane Sawyer Reports "Hidden America: Don't Shoot, I Want to Grow Up"
ABC’s Diane Sawyer and Alex Perez Host a Summit to Address the Violence in Chicago’s Streets with Members of Several Rival Gangs ABC News Special Reports to Air Thursday, October 18 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Friday, October 19 on “World News” and a Special...