A Tragic Toll – More Youth Deaths Here than Elsewhere in US

Please read the powerful reporting and foto effort that tells a troubling story about the high rate of death among youths in Chicago’s black and Latino communities. http://www.chicagoreporter.com/news/2012/01/more-young-people-are-killed-chicago-any-other-american-city   It raises some questions. Why the steady growth and then a spike in violence? Is it the powerful force of poverty or the lack of jobs […]

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He Changed So Chicago Could Too

Activist Breaks Silence on His Past and Violence in Chicago                                                             By Dana Rettig Tio Hardiman knows a lot about survival and it is not just from running CeaseFire, a very unique anti-violence effort here in Chicago. He grew up in one of the toughest housing projects on the west side […]

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These Stories Shape Our Lives

Two men fighting. They rush into a fast-food restaurant. One shoots. Five are wounded. Two die. One is 16. The other 17. When I read this story about yet more deaths in Englewood, I am troubled because I know that crime doesn’t fall from the sky. But that’s the unspoken impression I get from what […]

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