The Illinois legislature is sending a bill to Governor Bruce Rauner that requires the state to screen newborns for a genetic neurological muscle disease…
Gun violence is an issue that extends far beyond the Chicago area in Illinois. At least 100 people died from gunfire over the past three years and at least 500 were wounded, according to data obtained from a sample of police departments of eight cities in downstate Illinois.
Like Peoria and Champaign before it, Springfield is the latest IL city to adopt a national model for a community-wide approach to reducing gun violence. Brian Mackey explains what it looks like, and whether it’s shown success elsewhere.
In one neighborhood in Peoria, two families touched by violence are making difficult decisions for themselves and their communities. Cass Herrington reports on their ongoing efforts to reclaim their neighborhood.
The national conversation around gun violence generally centers around mass shootings, school shootings and gang activity. As Madelyn Beck reports, these problems need to be addressed, but may overshadow the largest group affected: suicide victims.
Children are among the most traumatized by gun violence in the community, and that trauma can affect their mental and physical health, behavior and academic performance. Lee Gaines looks at what schools and community groups are doing to help.
At least 100 people died from gunfire over the past three years and at least 500 were wounded, according to data obtained from a sample of police departments of eight small cities in downstate Illinois. Here's a look at where gun violence occurs.
His name was Devon McClyde and he was 16 years old when he was caught in the crossfire of an argument while playing basketball…