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A Chicago man serving 54 years for a gang-related shooting saw his prison sentence come to an end last week after it was discovered that his twin brother committed the murder all along.

To combat the problem of gang violence in Chicago directly, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking to hit gang members where it hurts by not only taking them to court but also coming for their assets. 

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CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday imposed an 84-year prison sentence on a Chicago man who fatally shot a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration festivities. Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford handed down the punishment to 24-year-old Micheail Ward five months after Ward was convicted of […]

The Chicago Police Department said Thursday that four people were killed in four hours and a pregnant woman was found dead during a violent spree of attacks that included at least nine victims.

Police say Tyshawn's shooting resulted from a bloody conflict involving rival factions of two of Chicago's oldest gangs--the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones.

Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery for a shooting on March 8.

The funeral of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, the Chicago boy who was fatally shot last week, still leaves the family numb and stunned by the what some are calling one of the worst crimes in a long time. The BBC.com reports: The Reverend Michael Pfleger told mourners it was “a new low for Chicago” and that the […]

Police say the child was targeted because of his father's gang ties and a string of shootings between rival gangs. A basketball the boy often carried to and from school was found near his body.

Seven-year-old Amari Brown was among the victims of ten fatal shootings in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, which saw 64 shootings in total,…

Seven-year-old Amari Brown was among the victims of ten fatal shootings in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, which saw 64 shootings in total,…

A rash of gun violence exploded in Chicago over the weekend, leaving one person dead and 40 others injured. In this recent spate of shootings…

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Chicago leaders this week unveiled a “road map” to combat violence. SEE ALSO:John Crawford’s Family Sues City, Police, Walmart…