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Federal Government offers assistance to Chicago police after weekend violence

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Chicago saw at least 44 shooting incidents and 8 deaths over the holiday weekend. Now, the federal government is offering help to the city in the fight to end violence in the streets. 

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‘Taking Back Chi-raq’: a response video to Nicki Minaj & Lil Herb

The term “Chiraq” has been long debated. With the release of Nicki Minaj’s new single, the “Chi-raq”, discussion about appropriateness of the term has been further fueled. Chicago author, motivational speaker and activist Richard L. Taylor, Jr. created a video in response to the song and term, calling for community members to reclaim their city. 

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Reward offered to find Chicago student’s killer

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend. Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie. 

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Mother of armed robber doesn’t blame cop for shooting teenage son

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Tonia Stevens lost her 16-year-old son Monday night after an off-duty police officer shot and killed him during a robbery attempt at a gas station in Chicago. Instead of Stevens feeling anger at the officer, she said that her son had been in trouble with the law for years, and doesn’t blame to officer for […]

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Teen shot and killed while shoveling snow, was going to take mom to prom

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17-year-old Ronald Hayes was shot and killed as he earned money shoveling snow on Chicago’s west side. The teen was saving to take his mother to prom because she had never been. 

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Despite safety emphasis, no real reduction in school shootings in country

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Despite increased efforts to secure schools in the country, the number of school shootings have virtually remained unchanged. An analysis conducted by the Associated Press found that at least 11 school shootings have occurred this academic school year alone. Those numbers are separate from other cases of gun violence. 

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Analysis: Youth violence in Chicago down 40 percent

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According to a new analysis, youth violence in Chicago dropped 40 percent over 2012. The report, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times focuses on shooting incidents involving victims 16 and younger. 

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Worldstar Hip Hop Presents: ‘The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago’

Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light. But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

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Illinois concealed carry law to go into effect Jan. 1

January 1 will mark more than just an introduction to another year. For residents in the state of Illinois, it means that they’ll have to right to carry guns in public. The state’s concealed carry law passed earlier this year after a court ruled the state’s ban on concealed weapons to be unconstitutional.

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According to Yale study, murders down in Chicago

According to a study released by Yale University, Chicago’s murder rate appears to be heading for an all-time low this year. The study examined major crime trends from 1965 to 2013, and reveals that your chance of being murdered in the city depends on where you live. 

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