The mayor promised to raise $45 million in donations to fund job training and violence intervention.
Also, a call to bring back CeaseFire with $3 million in state funding.
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa publicly supports Black Lives Matter and LGBT rights, while Lollapalooza tries to please everyone—so it’ll be interesting to see how his festival set goes down.
With youth sports leagues and summer jobs programs, Englewood community groups will try to keep kids occupied and out of harm’s way.
On his recent EP, The Language of the Soul, 19-year-old Wil Akogu turns his journey to find himself into an invitation to other lost brethren.
Jimmy Whispers’s basketball tournament for CeaseFire, suburban death metal from Starkill, and Fred Schneider of the B-52s at the Fall Ball
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James discusses his life in the Chicago suburbs and his new film on Roger Ebert, Life Itself.
The longtime antiviolence activist vows to “shock the world” in the March 18 Democratic gubernatorial primary.
His street art and love songs have a powerful antiviolence subtext—and his Summer in Pain Festival benefits CeaseFire.
With its assistance, 500 families have saved their homes, and a present campaign aspires to help people reclaim some of the neighborhood’s many vacant properties.
With guns as in schools, mental health, and economic development—you can count on Chicago to do the wrong thing.
Is there a cure for Chicago’s crippling dependence on firearms?
A gang crimes cop points out what The Interrupters missed
Filmmaker Steve James and writer Alex Kotlowitz have been buddies for years, so it’s not surprising that James was interested in the May 4, 2008, New York Times Magazine cover story Kotlowitz wrote about CeaseFire, a social experiment that treats chronic urban violence as a public health problem. But James says the story resonated so […]
Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz tail former gang members addressing urban violence as a public health crisis in the Kartemquin Films documentary “The Interrupters,” premiering Friday 1/21 at the Sundance Film Festival.