Last year in Chicago, there was a person shot about every other hour. So who picks up a gun, and why? Stories from a yearlong WBEZ project.
What Will It Take To Roll Back Chicago’s Gun Violence?
Two years into Chicago’s surge in gun violence, WBEZ asks: What’s being tried, is it working, and what’s next?
When The Rigid Justice System Gives A Bit
Aaron Taylor's life was almost derailed for having a gun. But his story doesn't end with him sitting in prison.
How Chicago Gets Its Guns
It’s not big trafficking rings. Mostly, it’s through little guys — and authorities will go far to stop them. Read the full story.
Every Other Hour: Why Girls Join Gangs
Research finds young women often play central roles in gangs. One teenager reveals how the possibility of power drew her in.
CPS Gets Renovated Auditoriums, Students Get Summer Safety
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.
In Verse: Man Shot In West Englewood
This summer, we’re pairing a WBEZ reporter with a photographer and a poet to document the emotional weight of Chicago’s gun violence.
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Best reporting on Chicago gun violence you all find
I've usually disappointed with how the media reports on black and brown communities in Chicago, particularly when it comes to gun violence, but this series has the very best reporting I have found on the topic in any medium. You will not find more engaging or informative stories about Chicago violence than what WBEZ has produced here with the "Every Other Hour" series.