Organizations working to reduce shootings in the state have long struggled to secure steady sources of funding. “We’re on the cusp of something really spectacular,” said one prevention worker.
The powerful book tells the stories of people who commit shootings, people struck by bullets, and people who bear witness to violence on a regular basis.
We talked to author Alex Kotlowitz about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in his city over the past 30 years.
Shootings fell again in 2018. An expert unpacks the possible causes, and explains why the city still has a long way to go.
Tapped out by its battles over lead-tainted water, the Michigan city is grappling with another public health crisis: It’s losing kids to guns at nearly twice the rate of Chicago and Detroit.
Several families are suing the state, arguing that unchecked gun violence is impairing children — and officials must do more to protect them.
New research contends that a surge in handgun production and possession propelled murder rates in American cites — until new restrictions on firearms reversed the trendlines.
A person killed by a firearm in August 2016 was shot 4.25 times on average, nearly double the average of 2.5 in August 1992, the Chicago Sun-Times found.
The abrupt demise of DNAInfo and the Gothamist chain of local news…
At least 2,721 people people have been shot in Chicago this year. While that’s…