| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Years before he was convicted of plotting to kill a Chicago federal judge, white supremacist Matthew Hale was an accomplished violinist said to favor the wistful and passionate concertos of Tchaikovsky.
Now Hale wants to take up the instrument again...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:43 PM
A Chicago activist whose violence-prevention work is featured in a critically acclaimed documentary film has been diagnosed with cancer, and friends have begun a fundraising campaign to raise money for her treatment.
Ameena Matthews, one of three...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:11 PM
A federal jury Tuesday found no wrongdoing on behalf of city or county officials in the case of a former El Rukn gang member who claimed he was framed in an infamous 1984 double murder that sent him to death row.
Attorneys for Nathson Fields had...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Lawyers for a former El Rukn gang member who alleges he was wrongly convicted decades ago are asking for sanctions against city attorneys after a former police sergeant improperly uttered the word “terrorism” on the stand, prompting a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A former member of one of Chicago’s most notorious gangs has spent years trying to prove his innocence after he was convicted at an infamous double-murder trial before a corrupt Cook County judge who later went to prison for taking $10,000 to fix...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Chicago police made numerous arrests this week connected to a drug-trafficking operation run by the Black P Stones street gang on the Southeast Side, authorities said at a news conference Thursday.
Among 15 arrested Wednesday morning, 13 were charged...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:30 AM
It's a war without national boundaries, military uniforms or state-sanctioned weapons. But it is a war and an epidemic of violence raging on the streets of one of the largest U.S. cities.
Yet the shootings in Chicago often go ignored. PBS' gripping...
| Aug 12, 2011
In its charting of a Chicago epidemic and belief in the power of street-level human empathy, the superb documentary "The Interrupters" comes to us at a time when the notion of conflict resolution has been sidelined utterly on the national political level....