He wants to help catch the person who shot him. First he has to get police to work with him — then he has to pick the right guy.
WBEZ’s Patrick Smith explains how police accountability works in Chicago and how much power the mayor has in that process.
A teenaged boy is threatened by a rival gang inside a Chicago grocery store and finds himself holding a gun to his best friend’s chest.
In the face of the city’s violence, Cecilia Mannion refuses to give up hope. The former gang member relentlessly pursues peace and healing.
Former gang members are out on Chicago’s streets trying to slow the relentless violence. A man shot 11 times hides with his kids at home.
Chicago gangs: Real people. Real stories. A way forward. The newest season of WBEZ’s ‘Motive’
Marcos Diaz was murdered on June 25 in Chicago. Witnesses are cooperating with police. But his family is still waiting for justice.
Federal officials are visiting Chicago-area campuses to spread the word about fake prescription pills that could be deadly.
The $2 million paid out in June is the first down payment on a pledge to spend $250 million in federal funds on violence prevention.
Officer Nicholas Jovanovich previously faced termination for punching teenager Miracle Boyd during a 2020 protest.