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For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than New York. No one cheers for that. Chicago, with only a third of New York's population, ended 2012 with 506...
The Hartford CourantSeven years ago, I disagreed with a New Britain minister — who once was my pastor — when he started a petition to bring metal detectors to the high school. His well-intended response was to allegations that a student at the school was found...
What big thing did you learn in 2012 that will affect your work in 2013? That's what I recently asked four Chicagoans I interviewed this year who work with young people. Here's an edited version of what they had to say: I sat down with Monica Haslip,...
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
Change of SubjectTwo cents. Not even. That's the cash value of each aluminum can for which Delfino Mora, 62, was pawing through trash containers in a West Rogers Park alley on the morning of July 10. Five a.m. Twenty-five minutes before sunrise.......
Change of SubjectFrom our story today on the agreement between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to hire nearly 500 new teachers to work in the longer school day: (Mayor Rahm) Emanuel could not say where that money will......
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Steve Franklin (Chicago Headline Club), Ben Joravsky (Chicago...
Most of the CeaseFire interrupters sat up in their chairs and closed their eyes, following the quiet direction of the small man in yellow and orange robes at the head of the conference table. "Allow your mind to feel the way you feel," Sakyong Mipham...
Venture out into East Baltimore's McElderry Park neighborhood after a shooting and you're likely to come across Gardnel Carter, a hulking, 48-year-old man who spent two decades in prison for murder. Along with a crew of men with similar backgrounds,...
As politicians in Washington took a step toward tightening the nation's gun laws Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama sat down with Chicago high school students whose stories about violence brought her to tears. Before the meeting began at Harper High...
At a time when Chicago's association with violence is under a microscope, CeaseFire’s role under its one-year contract with the city (now at its midway point) underscores how policing is not the only solution in stopping the killings. When...
Tribune reportersA former employee of the CeaseFire violence prevention program was fatally shot today in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. Marlon Lee, 36, was driving when his car came to rest on the 6100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue at...
Jan 9, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 7, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Dec 31, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Apr 27, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Apr 18, 2010 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Apr 11, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Sep 25, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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