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Shooting deaths are down across Chicago in 2017 after last year’s unexpected spike, but this week the city homicide totals crossed another grim milestone.

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Oversight officials released several clips showing the shooting death of teen Juan Flores after he pinned an officer between his SUV and a squad car in September.

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President Donald Trump this week again claimed—erroneously—that Chicago has the “strongest gun laws in our nation,” pushing back against the idea the tough legislation will reduce gun violence.

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President Donald Trump again says Chicago has the nation’s toughest gun laws. While that’s not true, local prosecutors and gun control advocates say it’s because of holes in the law that getting a gun here is so easy. Lawmakers are now considering tighter regulations in Illinois.

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Shootings are down over last year, a trend the Chicago Police Department hopes to continue by expanding its predictive technology.

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Chicago Survivors social worker JaShawn Hill with client Tyrone Blake.

A nonprofit offers free emotional and practical support to Chicagoans who lose loved ones to homicide.    

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

A testy confrontation on Capitol Hill: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sparred over gun violence in Chicago and the Justice Department’s threat to withhold federal grants to cities that protect undocumented immigrants.

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(Courtesy of Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

In one of Cook County Jail’s maximum security units, some detainees are given access to pens for the towering task of writing their memoirs. How these men are earning a new label: authors.

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The Chicago Police Department says that for the second month in a row, homicides in Chicago were lower than they were during the same month the year before.

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The number of homicides in the U.S. increased about 8 percent between 2015 and 2016, new data from the FBI shows. Chicago was responsible for more than 20 percent of the jump.

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A discussion with Sharon Fairley, chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA, which officially takes over on Friday.

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An anonymous donation will be used to treat child abuse, mental health issues and the direct and indirect effects of violence on Chicago’s youth.

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Deputy Police Superintendent Kevin Navarro

The Chicago Police Department says it’s not a victory, but it is progress: Homicides were down 46 percent over the holiday weekend compared with last year, and there was a 30-percent reduction in shootings.

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Zachary Fardon appears on “Chicago Tonight” on March 23, 2017.

The former U.S. attorney, who was asked to resign by the Trump administration in March, joins us in discussion.

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Each summer, thousands hired through One Summer Chicago earn work experience and a paycheck. But the city may be earning something, too.

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Should parents be held responsible if they know their kids have guns? We speak to Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) about a new ordinance.