Violence in Chicago

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We hear what some of you had to say about violence in Chicago when we read tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Chicago's homicide rate is up nearly 50 percent from last year at this time. What can be done to deter the escalating violence? Elizabeth Brackett and her guests discuss the issue.

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Mayor Emanuel and Police Supt. McCarthy react to a bloody and deadly Memorial Day weekend and outline a new, high-tech, anti-gang strategy. Eddie Arruza has the latest.

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A nationwide essay competition pushes Chicago students to confront youth violence and its effects.

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Homicides are up in Chicago this year, but the Mayor and Police Superintendent claim they are making progress in combating gang violence. Paris Schutz has the story.

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The Interrupters is a new documentary about the fight against violence on Chicago streets. Director/producer Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, whose original article inspired the film, join us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, along with one of the Violence Interrupters

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