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Is Chicago’s heat wave responsible for the increase in violence?

Is the current heat wave in Chicago exacerbating the already high number of shootings that have occurred in the city’s neighborhoods? The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that fifteen people were shot and wounded in just 6 hours on the streets of Chicago. It was another hot day in the city with temperatures in the upper […]

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What has helped U.S. return 99 percent of its missing children to their homes?

Child abductions by family members make up the brunt of such crimes and are resolved quickly. What are more difficult are those cases involving strangers who actively seek out children for abduction. While a small percentage of all child abductions are attributed to strangers the number of those returned safely is only 57 percent.

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What do a 13-year old girl and a MMA fighter have in common?

What could a 6’2″ 250 pound MMA fighter from the suburbs of Chicago and a little 13-year old girl from the suburbs of Detroit have in common? They both faced danger and came out of their potentially life threatening situations unscathed, but there is more to it than that. A few weeks ago the MMA […]