After dramatic spike, Chicago homicides slow down
By: DON BABWIN - The Associated Press
The Associated PressCRIME SCENE: Chicago police investigate the scene of a shooting on the City’s south side on Sept. 15. In the coming days, the city is bound to reach another grim milestone when the number of homicides for 2012 surpasses 433, the total for all of last year.
The Associated PressCOMMUNITY GARDEN: Community activist Elce Redmond poses for photos in a community garden on Chicago’s West Side on Oct. 11. Redmond has seen residents cleaning up vacant lots, planting community gardens and boarding up abandoned buildings to prevent gang members and drug de...