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Photographer Aims to Document Summer Murder Scenes

Summer in Chicago can be exuberant and it can also be violent. There seems to be a connection between warm, sunny days—people gathering outside and human contact that can lead to conflict. And this year—through the month of May—Chicago's Police Superintendent Jody Weis says homicides are up nearly 4 percent over last year. Artist Krista Wortendyke hopes to give some weight to the statistics this season. She's aiming to photograph each and every site in Chicago where a murder takes place between Memorial Day and Labor Day. She tells us more about her project Killing Season: Chicago 2010.

Music Button:  Greg Nicolette, "Protocol", from the CD Chicago Overcoat-OST, (Beverly Ridge Pictures)

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