The Forth of July weekend in 2014 was filled with violence here in Chicago. Multiple groups are deploying regular people this year to some of the most affected neighborhoods in an effort to stem a repeat.
Teenagers who spend their days at Precious Blood Ministries in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood borrow dress clothes from a clothes rack there before court appearances. Father David Kelly at Precious Blood says a panel of Illinois lawmakers should consider community organizations when looking at ways to reduce the prison population.
The 27th annual Young Playwrights Festival is set to hit the stage at the end of the month, and we're joined by an organizer and one of this year's writers for a look behind the scenes. Plus, we find out about the most fraudulent philanthropies.
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has said that the seizure of illegal firearms is part of a crime fighting effort that has resulted in a significant drop in the number of homicides and shootings this year.