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Retribution: With each young life lost, the itch to retaliate consumes community The Chicago Bureau

At least one expert says "gang" retaliation label is often false--and pointless.

May 7, 2014

Fear: After gunfire fades, fear settles in–often for life
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May 7, 2014

Their stories about violence are common, but few talk about its byproduct: fear.

‘Lost Friends’: Journalism students collaborate on violence video series
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May 7, 2014

Documentary draws on young staff reporters’ personal experiences with gun violence.

Charter Schools Now Cleared to Buy CPS Surplus Properties
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July 17, 2013

by Kris Szumigalski/The Chicago Bureau The Chicago Board of Education has made it easier for charter schools  to establish campuses...

Urban Institute Asks: Is Law From Zimmerman Trial Racially Charged?
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July 17, 2013

by Susan Du/The Chicago Bureau Critics of the media’s portrayal of the George Zimmerman trial deny that the case was...

Illinois’ Youth Well-Being Ranks Near Middle
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June 28, 2013

By Lily Oberman and Emily Hatton/The Chicago Bureau Illinois is ranked 23rd overall for child well-being in the Annie E....

Schools See Recent Jump in Violence: Report
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June 25, 2013

Violence in schools nationwide has slipped overall during the past two decades, but recently has spiked upward. Data compiled for...

Unpaid Internships: Valuable Experience or Free Labor?
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June 25, 2013

By Suyeon Son/The Chicago Bureau When Wesleyan University student Lucy Bickerton signed on as an unpaid intern with the “Charlie...

Arresting The State’s High Juvenile Recidivism Rate
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May 31, 2013

  By Emily Hatton, Ally Mutnick and Lauren Lindstrom The number of youth who exit Illinois state detention centers and...

Regulated Pot for Illinois? Not Such a Laughing Matter for Some
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May 31, 2013

By Alex Stockstell Addiction and child specialists are signaling that new and dangerous trends in marijuana use are quickly following...