Georgia’s new law allows guns in some schools, bars and churches

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 By Mariah Evely Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday, April 23, that has critics howling and proponents applauding. The Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, which has… Continue reading

The Burden Behind the Badge: Fighting crime may lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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  In Chicago, guns grace front pages and murder makes headlines. The city’s narrative never strays far from the rise and fall of the death toll — who’s doing the shooting and who’s… Continue reading

The Day the Music Died: Mother founds Purpose Over Pain after son’s death

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  For many churchgoers, singing praises brings a sense of comfort — a way to express themselves and rejoice. But for Pamela Bosley, it only brings sadness. Music has become a painful reminder… Continue reading

Community Interconnectedness: Dr. Elena Quintana works toward violence reduction in Chicago through communication

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Dr. Elena Quintana asked young men from the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood, “Where do you feel least safe?” “When I’m downtown,” one responded. The two others agreed. These young adults,… Continue reading

Increased Security at Loyola’s Corboy Law Center

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Over the winter holiday, Loyola installed security gates in the Corboy Law Center. But will this help with school shootings and other university crime? Shauna, Taylor and Sarah of the 2014 Mosaic Design… Continue reading

Looking Down the Loaded Barrel: A Loyola Law Student held at gunpoint for petty theft

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Unfamiliar with the transit system in a new city, first year Loyola University Chicago law student and Los Angeles native Ezrah Bryant found himself in a situation that many fear: being robbed at… Continue reading

Chicago: My Kind of Town? Homicide rates fluctuate, but Chicago is still the murder capitol

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  In May 2013, a government study showed a dramatic decrease in gun-related deaths nationwide since 1993 – but not in Chicago. The city hasn’t seen the consistent decreases in firearm-related crime like… Continue reading

The Power to Paralyze

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Gunshot victims learn how to live being wheelchair bound By Marie Janzen               Gun and gang violence have reached a new height as gunshot wounds are now the second leading cause… Continue reading

Chicago Fights Back: City police officers combat gang activities at the source

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In the past, police have targeted the leadership of Chicago’s gangs. But this tactic has decentralized these violent groups and led to a massive increase in frivolous yet increasingly violent crime. Dr. Robert… Continue reading

Safe to Race?: Chicago creates new safety regulations for city races

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It takes intensive preparation — weeks, months or even years. Preparing for a distance race such as a marathon is more than a commitment of time or physical endurance; it is a mental… Continue reading

From Trouble to Trendy: Wicker Park transforms into a safe, hip paradise

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  Two murders took place in the safe Wicker Park neighborhood last fall, but residents don’t seem to feel at risk. “Certainly not to mitigate the issue related to serious violent crime, but… Continue reading

#Violence: Gangs use social media as a new weapon

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  “AK Shot gun we let our shots out, watch y’all run.” While these words are some of the lyrics to infamous Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s song “All Time,” they also, more alarmingly,… Continue reading

The Daily Struggle: Colleen Daley’s quest to end gun violence in Chicago

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  In 2012, 500 homicides were committed in the city of Chicago. Eighty-seven percent were gun-related, according to the Chicago Police Department. The number gripped the nation as the issue of guns gained… Continue reading

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