Trails that go nowhere and trails that take us places

We face two paths most of the time in dealing in youth violence. In one direction, we slam it. We arrest, detain, shut down, curtail the wave. That’s the police and court solution. In the other direction, we look at the forces below the volcano and try to deal with them before they erupt. Folks […]

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Saving Chicago Block by Block

If violence is a disease, then you can curtail the disease, right? And if you can do it block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, you can stem the outbreak. But how do you do it? An investigative reporting team of five Chicago High School students have been looking into how several communities treat crime as […]

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Covering Crime

Few stories have captured our concern as much as crime this year. But are telling the whole story? Are we painting in all of the details? Are we breaking hearts and offering no hope? Come January we’ll follow our gathering this summer of journalists and community groups. We’ll look at what progress we’ve made and […]

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