U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago on April 3, 2024. (WTTWW News)

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday announced his department’s plan to spend $78 million to support community violence intervention programs and research in Chicago and across the country.

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Eddie Bocanegra began his work in Chicago as an outreach worker at CeaseFire. He later started the Urban Warriors program with the YMCA, connecting youth with military veteran mentors and began the READI program offering intensive resources for people at high risk for violence. 

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown talks about the city’s summer safety plan during a news conference June 1, 2021. (WTTW News)

The homicide total over the holiday weekend was the lowest in 10 years, police Superintendent David Brown said Tuesday, as department officials credited the city’s newly announced summer safety plan with helping to limit violence.

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The city’s 2021 budget includes $36 million for violence prevention programs. That’s nearly $25 million more than in the 2020 budget, but some advocates say the additional funding is still not enough. 

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot is unveiling a new plan to curb the city’s violence epidemic. But does it go far enough? 

With 49 shot and 10 killed over Memorial Day weekend, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is ripping her new police superintendent’s strategies. “This was a fail and whatever the strategy is, it didn’t work,” Lightfoot said.

As part of WTTW’s new documentary series “Firsthand: Gun Violence,” five experts offer big ideas in “Firsthand Talks” sessions for addressing gun violence in Chicago. Four of those experts join us in discussion.

It's a chronic problem in Chicago: unsolved murder cases. A look at one case, gone three-years cold.

A new Spike Lee film about black-on-black violence that is still in early production has already stirred up controversy just with its title.

Chicago Tonight presents a 30-minute special after Frontline: The Interrupters airs on our station tonight. Join us at 10:00 pm for a series of three panel discussions moderated by Carol Marin and Phil Ponce, and produced by Emmy winner Jay Shefsky.