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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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CTA robberies may be down but robbers seem more vicious

Most passengers continue to be totally oblivious to what is going on around them. That type of behavior will not only increase their chances of being robbed, but could end up endangering their physical well-being and possibly the life of an innocent bystander.

How might your lack of attention get someone else injured or killed?

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Another shooting in Chicago: Two men shot in Lakeview

We can now add another shooting to the list of over a dozen gun crimes that have been reported in Chicago and surrounding suburbs over the last five days. Two men were shot and seriously wounded while sitting in a tow-truck at a gas station in the Lakeview neighborhood early this morning. The Tribune reported […]

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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.