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State Rep. La Shawn Ford and the Rev. Anthony Williams offer their answers to Chicago’s epidemic of violence.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 9, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks about the department’s latest efforts to curb violence after more than 70 people were shot last weekend.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 about Chicago’s violent weekend.

After Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year, city officials and community activists try to identify what sparked the rash of shootings and homicides.

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“On this case, I think it’s more important to get it right, than get it fast,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday about reaching agreement on a police consent decree. (Chicago Tonight)

Talks on a police consent decree hit a snag as City Council moves to weaken a controversial police gang database. 

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The Chicago Crime Commission on Tuesday published its first new Gang Book in six years. In it, they examine the new and changing trends and issues within gang culture.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on April 12, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells us about a big new cash gift to fight crime, discusses police oversight and more.

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“We recognize that some people may be misidentified,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

The controversial database is coming under legal scrutiny as many say they have been wrongly added to the list and targeted.

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For more than a decade, a network of nonprofit organizations has been addressing gang violence by hosting summer basketball games in neighborhoods across the city.

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Former gang members cited a lack of recreational activities and the rush of adrenaline they got from participating in gang violence as reasons for joining gangs, according to a new study.

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In the early days of their existence, Chicago’s street gangs developed some unique conventions that, ironically, helped law enforcement track them down. We took a look at the history of Chicago’s gang sweaters.

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Latee Smith was 12 years old when he joined a gang. Now 16, he’s focusing on trying to “make something positive” out of his life. (Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

After sustaining a life-threatening gunshot wound, 16-year-old Latee Smith began plotting revenge on his attacker. But a local intervention specialist helped Smith refocus his energy.

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The Chicago History Museum partnered with Alan Rhodes to present historical events like the Valentine's Day Massacre through virtual and augmented reality. (Courtesy of Chicago History Museum)

Last fall, 21st century technology was used to tell the story of a 20th century tragedy: the Eastland Disaster. The team behind that project is set to launch a second installment of its augmented reality app. Learn more.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers one of the most anticipated speeches of his tenure at Malcolm X College on the city's Near West Side.

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In a recently published op-ed, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli warns that a “war on guns that focuses solely on punishment” will fail. She joins us in discussion.

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Federal prosecutors say the Hobos street gang terrorized the South and West Sides. We look at this so-called "super gang" as some alleged members stand trial for murder.

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A new gang has surfaced at the Cook County Jail that even the sheriff refers to as “bizarre.” Tom Dart credits members of the gang, called Savage Life, with a hostage incident that occurred at the jail late last month.

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