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Gun Violence

We are not helpless to stop gun violence

After being told nothing can be done about gun violence, we have learned to be helpless. A group of community leaders explains how to break the cycle.

How Mayor Lightfoot can use the power of Chicago’s purse to create safer guns

She has a chance to help reduce gun-related suicides, accidental shootings and the violence caused by stolen guns.

Affordable housing is the key to ending gun violence. It's worked elsewhere.

The presence of hardworking homeowners and renters will do what no policing strategy or service program can ever do: Create a new majority of peace-loving neighbors who will enforce different standards of behavior where chaos has held sway for so long.

Hundreds of Chicago residents meet with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to air concerns about violence, housing inequality

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of people gathered on Chicago's West Side to talk with Mayor Lori Lightfoot about the city's most pressing problems, from gun violence to housing concerns.

On The Block With Dr. Moss

Dr. Moss talks Gun Crime Dealers and Solutions to Take Guns Off the Streets with the Chicago Morning Takeover.

Demonstrations Continue Outside Police Chiefs Conference in Chicago

After 66 people were arrested during a protest on the first day of an impressive gathering of police chiefs in Chicago, the demonstrations continued Monday as the conference proceeded.

Police chiefs conference continues at McCormick Place

More than 14,000 law enforcement officials from around the country are in Chicago on Monday for the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, which has drawn protesters all weekend.

The conference, which is being held at the McCormick Place, aims to showcase different crime-fighting tools to fight violence. It is the largest conference of its kind.

Obama to speak to police chiefs group in Chicago on Tuesday

President Obama will travel to Chicago Tuesday to address a meeting of police chiefs from around the world and he's expected to call for stricter national gun laws.

White House aides say the president will address the international association of chiefs of police and he's well aware of the overwhelming problem of gun violence in the city.

He plans to address that and the broader topic of violence and how police can work more effectively to deal with it in their communities.

United Power for Action and Justice - WBEZ

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At Oak Park meeting United Power asks Quinn for commitments on gun violence and affordable housing

Gov. Quinn paid a visit to Ascension Church Sunday afternoon for a United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ) meeting that packed the church with more than 800 people. Ascension hasn't been that full since Midnight Mass, which, as it happens, was the last time Quinn visited Ascension, so he's used to standing room only in church.