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West Side Neighborhood Sees 58% Drop In Shootings Thanks To Violence Prevention Programs, Outreach Workers Say

Outreach workers are connecting with vulnerable people, offering support to reduce their risk for violence. The result: fewer shootings, advocates say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Murder Surge Was Driven By Social Media, Old Conflicts. Now, Groups Are Working To Chart A Path To Peace

The issues that drove the West Side's pandemic spike in violence won't be fixed overnight, anti-violence workers said. "That's why we have the guys working with them every day, trying to instill some hope in them," one said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Street Outreach Groups Join Forces In Lawndale To ‘Interrupt Violence Deep In The Trenches’

The collaborative of violence prevention groups is focusing on North Lawndale to scale up street outreach work.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Anti-Violence Report Says Shifting Funds From Police Budget Could Reduce Crime, But Rejects Abolishing Cops Entirely

The violence plaguing parts of the South and West sides is a symptom of deeper social issues that cannot be policed away, the report said.

Citywide

‘There’s Nothing Gangsta’ About Killing A Child: Devastated Parents Of Slain Englewood Toddler Beg Young Men To Stop Shooting

Community leaders on the ground and in the statehouse are working on solutions to quell city violence as the parents of Sincere Gaston mourn.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

If City Wants Gun Violence To Drop 20%, It Must Invest In Prevention Programs, Activists Say

Though Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 budget increased violence prevention funding by nearly $10 million, organizers say that's still not enough to reach their goal.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore