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Public Safety

State audit criticizes Quinn anti-violence program

US Rep. Davis calls for ‘compassionate release’ of older inmates

U.S. Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.), a longtime proponent of prison reform, called Monday for new legislation to help “languishing,” older prisoners housed in federal facilities receive what he called “compassionate release.”

“There are opportunities for us to display a level of humanity that sometimes we do not,” Davis told a City Club of Chicago luncheon crowd.


CHA's Altgeld Gardens anti-violence program receives new funding

A community-based violence prevention program run by the Chicago Housing Authority in the Atlgeld Gardens public housing development just received a new lease on life. 

The CHA Board on Tuesday approved the reception of an additional round of funding from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, allowing the CHA and a coterie of local and city-level partners to continue the program for another year.

Oswego police chief named Chief of Year by Illinois Crime Commission

Year later, Hadiya's parents still grieve -- and hope

Chicago detectives solved a higher percentage of murders in 2013

Kirk: More than $18.5 million available to cops to fight street gangs

National Youth Gun Violence Day brings Chicago together to talk solutions

Businesses must post approved signs to keep out concealed guns

Homicides: Why do Chicago Police and the medical examiner's office report different totals?