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Crime & Law

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Duriel Lyke’s Year of Recovery

Last Fourth of July weekend, 103 people were shot in Chicago in less than 108 hours—one of most violent stretches in city history. Here, the story of one of the 88 victims who survived.

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The 1968 Chicago Riots—Why the West Side?

The area was at the tail end of the Great Migration, and still under the tight control of white ward bosses, when the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. set off the conflagration.

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Are Changing Ward Lines a Source of Chicago’s Violence?

A University of Chicago sociologist is investigating the possibility that small areas, which have been shifted between wards over the years, are more prone to it—perhaps because they fall through the political cracks.

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