Chicago Tribune

Is Chicago the most violent city in America?  After one of the most riotous weekends in several years, including over 70 shootings and a dozen homicides, officials in the city are battling the perception that it's this country's 'murder capital'.  Does the recent grim news in Chicago support this growing view, or does the data tell a different story?  We'll examine the city's tarnished reputation. 

California Update for Friday, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
FBI via AP

• Many people are tuned into the evolving case of the East Area Rapist, who terrorized dozens of women in the 1970's and 80's. But experts say that for survivors of sexual abuse, this is much more than a fascinating story.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

Firearms Research Center to Explore Gun Deaths with State Funds

Aug 14, 2017
M&R Glasgow / Flikr

Gun violence as a public health crisis will be the sole focus of a new, state-funded research center in Sacramento. It’s the first robust investigation of firearms in California since federal grant money was slashed in the late 90s.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.