Homicides down in Austin in 2019

Mirroring a trend across Chicago, Austin reported 10 fewer homicides in 2019. Forty-seven people were killed, down from 57 in 2018, according to the Chicago Sun-Times homicide tracker.

Stand on a corner for peace on the West Side

The #100blocks100churches campaign continues this summer throughout the West Side. Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m., the faith-based community takes a stand to end violence in Chicago’s neighborhoods by joining together and wearing red.