Recap of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage

This past weekend in Chicago, CBS Local reported that there were at least 36 people shot and 4 people killed in Chicago between Friday at 5 pm and Monday at 5 am. Just as in previous weeks, CBS Local, Fox Chicago, and the Chicago Sun-Times kept track of the weekend’s shootings and published updated articles Read more about Recap of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage[…]


Impact on Incarceration and Sentencing from HB 3653

The impact on sentencing and incarceration from the recently passed omnibus bill HB 3653 in very significant. We discuss many of the these specific reforms on today’s show. Our guest is Jobi Cates, Founder and Executive Director of Restore Justice Illinois. This large bill is packed with reforms. It is far from everything the state Read more about Impact on Incarceration and Sentencing from HB 3653[…]

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Framing Chicago’s Gun Violence Weekend

There were at least 20 people injured and 2 people killed in shootings across Chicago over this past weekend. Similarly to past weekends, Fox Chicago, CBS Local, and the Chicago Sun-Times all published updated tallies of shootings throughout the weekend. All three news outlets defined the weekend as beginning at 5pm on Friday and ending Read more about Framing Chicago’s Gun Violence Weekend[…]


Achieving Gun Violence Reductions

Understanding the impact of the intersection of the multiple problems that communities are facing on the south and west sides is not something that politicians and the media in Chicago have been very good at. The media has a systemic issue with allowing local alderman off the hook for their votes on financial issues that Read more about Achieving Gun Violence Reductions[…]


Analysis of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage

    This past weekend, from February 26 to March 1, was the most deadly weekend this month in Chicago. Fox Chicago reported that 27 people were shot between 5pm on Friday and 5am on Monday. Five of these 27 people died. Similarly to last weekend, Fox Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times, and CBS Local published tallies Read more about Analysis of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage[…]


Double Dose of Bad Spielman

In today’s show we discuss two really bad articles from Fran Spielman and the propaganda coming from Superintendent David Brown’s YouTube series. Spielman is known through our Chicago as a reporter that is seeking nothing but sensational headlines and salacious quotes that can make headlines. We discuss two recent articles from her covering Alderman Beale’s Read more about Double Dose of Bad Spielman[…]

Gun Violence

Recap of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage

For this past weekend, Chicago Justice Project compared the media coverage of gun violence in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, ABC Local, CBS Local, Fox Chicago, NBC Local, and WGN TV. The coverage from this weekend was also compared to that of past weekends to identify any differences or inconsistencies.      Similarly Read more about Recap of Weekend Gun Violence Coverage[…]

Bail Reform

Bail Reform – An Empirical Analysis of Impact

Bail reform is a very hot topic in Cook County despite the fact that there have been very few facts driving the discussion. Bail was created to assure that people show up for court proceedings after being charged with a crime. The thought was that forcing people to put up a some of cash would Read more about Bail Reform – An Empirical Analysis of Impact[…]