In Chicago, more than 2,300 people have been shot so far this year. But teens in one summer jobs program say fixing dilapidated school auditoriums helps keep them safe. See and hear the full story here.
A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm while playing outside with a group of teens Saturday night in a part of Englewood where more than 80 people have been shot in the past five years, police and neighbors said.
The decision to carry a concealed gun is personal — and it’s a topic that can be pretty uncomfortable to bring up in a city shaken by gun violence. Especially if you’re a Chicago politician.
“Do I look like I’m packing?” Ald. Margaret Laurino (39th Ward) quipped before a recent City Council meeting, her eyes widening at the question.
WBEZ asked every one of Chicago’s 50 aldermen if they carry a concealed weapon, as part of a project on Chicago violence that looks at who picks up a gun and...