News & Features,
May 8, 2013
Is there a cure for Chicago's crippling dependence on firearms?
by Mick Dumke
Feature, guns, gun violence, The Crime Report, violence interrupters, Marilyn Pitchford, shootings, gun violence, violence, CeaseFire, Sheldon Smith, ex-offenders, Safer Foundation, Tony Wade, conflicts, conflict resolution, Greater Grand Crossing, South Side, neighborhoods, Hales Franciscan High School, Kennedy-King College, U.S. attorney, Jack Tweedle, ATF, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, social services, Project Safe Neighborhoods, City Colleges, 911, Barack Obama's house, Anita Alvarez, City Council, Cook County state's attorney, roots of violence, poverty, Michael Chandler, 24th Ward, gang members, Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, Charlie Beck, Connie Rice, Los Angeles Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Develop, U.S. Department of Justice, Phil Cline, murder, race, Rahm Emanuel, CPD, Chicago Police Department, policing, Violence Reduction Strategy, Gary McCarthy, police overtime, Englewood, Hadiya Pendleton, West Humboldt Park, Frederick Seaton, interruption, gun laws, Michael Davis, Turkey Chop, restaurants, Napoleon English, liquor stores, prison, crime, punishment, Chicago Tribune, Richard M. Daley, George Mason University, Christopher Koper, basketball, high school basketball, marijuana, drinking, drug dealing, Gangster Disciples, gangs, Evans Mob, Vice Lords, drug territory, gang territory, addiction, Audio
Lit & Lectures,
Apr 3, 2013
A conversation about the five-decade evolution of a Chicago street gang
by Mara Shalhoup
Lit Feature, Natalie Y. Moore, gang rivalries, gang territories, gang boundaries, Lance Williams, Almighty Black P. Stone Nation, Lawrence Hill Books, Blackstone Rangers, Black P. Stone Nation, interviews, Gresham Elementary School, Garret Morgan school, Mahalia Jackson school, Blackstone, Mara Shalhoup, segregation, gangs, Al Sampson, crack, Martin Luther King, Jr., LSD, Lords, Stones, and Disciples, gang coalitions, inter-gang relations, gang violence, neighborhoods, south side, west side, school districts, school closings, history, Blackstones, Stones, WBEZ, Vice Lords, Northeastern Illinois University, Eugene "Bull" Hairston, Jeff Fort, Gangster Disciples, poverty, war on drugs, war on terror, war on poverty, violence, CPS, Chicago Public Schools, black power, civil rights movement, crime, activism, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal government
News & Features,
Feb 14, 2013
Dana Bostic's gang-affiliated west-side drug organization employed dozens of residents, served thousands of customers, established ties with Mexican drug cartels, and relied on violence to stay in business.
by Mick Dumke
Feature, Dana Bostic, druck trafficking, Rock 'n' Roll McDonalds, Stroger Hospital, U.S. Attorney, Excalibur, Jerry Bischoff, Matthew F. Kennelly, River North, Taste of Chicago, drug cartels, Mexican drug cartels, gang violence, DEA, Eddie Valentino, Bucktown, Erik Guevara, Chicago Sun-Times, Drug Enforcement Agency, Sinaloa cartel, Curtis Ellis, Mahogany Barbee, heroin, Brandon Richards, Dormin, antihistamines, cutting heroin, drug runners, drug dealers, Operation Bird Cage, Aurora, Berwyn, Cicero, Woodridge, guns, Cornelius Thomas, Davon Taylor, Lee Floyd, Charles Cowart, New Breeds, west side, Tony Allen, White Palace Grill, Joe Gorman, Dirty Unknown Vice Lords, Austin, CPD, Chicago Police Department, crime, Maurice Davis, ecstasy, marijuana, drug use, Takers, Undertaker Vice Lords, West Garfield Park, gangs, Black Gangsters, drug dealing, crack, Vice Lords, 11th police district, West Humboldt Park, East Garfield Park, murders, homicides, poverty, jobs, unemployment, K-Town, schools, Eleazar Alves, Ladonta Gill
Jun 27, 2011
Former Bank of America Cinema programmer Michael W. Phillips screens the Vice Lords documentaries "The Corner" and "Lord Thing" Thursday 6/30 in his South Side Projections screening series.
by Ed M. Koziarski
Film, Vice Lords, Lord Thing, The Corner, Robert Ford, DeWitt Beall, Lawndale, Orron Marshall, Michael W. Phillips, Bank of America Cinema, CIMMfest, South Side, projections, community art center, gang, street, black power, Video
Jul 15, 2008
As police superintendent Jody Weis addresses the City Council, UIC criminal justice professor John Hagedorn argues it's time to end the city's 40-year war on gangs.