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Chicago has one of the worst homicide arrest rates in the nation, according to a Washington Post analysis. What the effect of that low rate is – and how it can be improved.

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The Chicago Crime Commission on Tuesday published its first new Gang Book in six years. In it, they examine the new and changing trends and issues within gang culture.

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Shawn Harrington (Credit: NMSU and Dennis Daily)

CPS graduate Shawn Harrington is at the center of a harrowing but hopeful new book by Rus Bradburd, his former New Mexico State basketball coach-turned-author.

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Phil Andrew and Chicago-area students discuss gun violence Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Courtesy Phil Andrew)

A shooting last week at Santa Fe High School in Texas is the latest in a string of school shootings this year. The Archdiocese of Chicago and local students are now teaming up to address the problem.

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Additional patrols will cover the lakefront, downtown and other areas where Chicago police expect there could be increased violence during the holiday weekend.

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An array of assault weapons recovered this year by the Chicago Police Department. (Chicago Police Department / Twitter)

“That just goes to show you how many illegal guns get out here on the streets of Chicago,” CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson told media Thursday.

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The number of beat cops in Chicago is down despite a promised hiring surge, according to two new reports. We speak with two local journalists and the head of the police union.

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The new head of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability talks about building trust with skeptical communities.

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May-Ling Ho-Shing is a survivor of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The 17-year-old shared a message Thursday with students at Thornwood High School in South Holland.

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells us about a big new cash gift to fight crime, discusses police oversight and more.

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“We recognize that some people may be misidentified,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

The controversial database is coming under legal scrutiny as many say they have been wrongly added to the list and targeted.

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There have been 22 percent fewer homicides and 25 percent fewer shootings citywide in 2018 over the same period last year, according to Chicago Police Department data.

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The ACLU and Black Lives Matter now have official seats at the police oversight negotiations table.

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Chicago student Mya Middleton, 16, speaks at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018.

Meet two Chicago high school students who were part of the massive March For Our Lives event Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Local teens heading to D.C. on Saturday for March For Our Lives

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Students march outside Lake View High School on Wednesday, March 14 in a call for strict gun law reforms. (Chicago Tonight)

Students calling for an end to gun violence will lead hundreds of marches across the country this weekend. Meet a Chicago teen invited to speak at the national March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

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Shomari Legghette (Chicago Police Department)

More criminal charges could be on the way for the four-time felon accused in the shooting death of Chicago Police Department Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

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