The notion of community no longer exists in Chicago. Either neighbors don’t know each other, or, they’re scared of each other. That’s the main problem when talking about violence, psychiatrist Carl Bell stressed Thursday during a panel discussion about the city’s violence at the City Club of Chicago.
At least 40 people were wounded by gunfire and eight dead over the Fourth of July weekend, including 7-year-old Amari Brown in Humboldt Park. While the violence tally was less than the last two July 4th weekends, the community said it’s still too much and wonder when enough will be enough.
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.
The annual Global Peace Index ranks each nation around the world in terms of how peaceful or violent they are. We discuss the economic impact of violence and which nations have seen dramatic shifts. Film contributor, Milos Stehlik, brings a film that documents the story of a family cloistered in a New York City apartment. And, we help you plan your global weekend with an exhibit at Chicago's Japanese Culture Center.
Tensions are increasing in the South China Sea. China is building islands there and the U.S. is establishing a larger military presence in the Philippines. Journalist Howard French's joins us to discuss what's happening.
50 school-aged children have died so far this year in Chicago—on sidewalks, on streets, even inside a friend’s home. For parents living in neighborhoods where violence is a reality, even the most benign setting can feel unsafe and out of control.