We take a closer look at what happened the night of the Back of the Yards mass park shooting, and examine Chicago's persistent violence, with Felicia Davis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's deputy chief of staff, and Chicago Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation about Chicago gun crimes by asking whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to change his personal way of handling the issue. And, are there are other strategies that haven’t been tried to curb the violence? Watch the web extra video.
Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss the impact of TV host Stephen Colbert comparing Syrian violence to Chicago's. Also, they talk about the challenges and questions facing Illinois congressional members as they vote whether to authorize military action in Syria. Watch the web extra video.
Chicago aldermen weigh in on the plan to place digital billboards along the expressways, city violence, and layoffs at Chicago Public Schools. View a map of the proposed sites for digital billboards.
First Lady Michelle Obama makes an impassioned plea to Chicago business leaders to help solve the problem of youth violence here. Paris Schutz has the story.
After a bloody January, the first quarter of 2013 ends with homicides at historic lows. But what do the numbers really mean? Paris Schutz has the latest.
The structure of Chicago gangs isn't what it used to be. The hierarchical organization of the past is largely gone, replaced by many smaller and fractured groups. We talk to three men with experience in dealing with gangs who give us their view of why young people belong to gangs and carry out violence.
Elizabeth Brackett takes a look at gun violence through the lens of the public health system rather than the criminal justice system.
A candid discussion on violence in Chicago and community intervention.
Employing ex-offenders to reduce violence in some of Chicago's most dangerous communities? That's what the city's about to do with CeaseFire. We talk with executive director Tio Hardiman about the path to stop the shootings.
The South Side's 3rd police district has seen a 91 percent rise in the homicide rate. Elizabeth Brackett looks at what police -- and the community -- are doing to fight back.