February 18th, 2013
11:17 PM ET

Dad: "You never think it will be your child"

Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed in Chicago hours after President Obama spoke in the city about gun violence. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

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February 15th, 2013
11:26 PM ET

Obama talks violence in hometown visit

President Obama returned to Chicago to address the economy and the gun violence plaguing the town. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

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Filed under: Chicago Killings • Crime • Guns • President Barack Obama
January 28th, 2013
11:23 PM ET

Mom loses fourth child to gun violence

CNN's Ted Rowlands talks to a mother who has lost all four of her children to gun violence in Chicago.

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January 10th, 2013
11:37 PM ET

Chicago's top cop wants new gun law

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is calling for a new state gun law amid increasing violence in the city.

Last year authorities confiscated more than 7,400 guns in a city where the laws are strict and it's not possible to buy a handgun.

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on where the weapons are coming from, the problem of straw purchases, and the controversy over McCarthy's proposed solution.

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September 21st, 2012
10:05 PM ET

Did police cross the line after robbery?

Police stop 19 cars and handcuff innocent citizens in an effort to find a bank robbery suspect. A judge may throw out the evidence due to the way the search was conducted. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.


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September 10th, 2012
11:58 PM ET

Chicago's children left 'hopeless'

Parents fear for their children who are out of school and could be exposed to the city's violence during a teacher strike.

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August 22nd, 2012
11:51 PM ET

Inside a Chicago ER: 'There is a lot of death that happens here'

Last night CNN's Ted Rowlands showed us a night-time ride-along with veteran Chicago police officers combating gun violence in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood. Many of the victims end up at the ER trauma unit of Cook County hospital, where they are stretched thin by the city's surge in violent crime. Here is another up close look at the fight to save lives.

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August 22nd, 2012
01:41 AM ET

Up close look at the fight to save lives in Chicago

CNN’s Ted Rowlands takes you on a ride along with two 26-year veteran Chicago police officers to document what happens nightly in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood.

And watch Ted's night in the ER

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August 8th, 2012
10:02 PM ET

Gunman's former girlfriend arrested

Wade Page's former girlfriend was arrested on a weapons charge. She's also accused of being in white supremacist groups.

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Possible investigation into Chicago electric car charging project
An electric car charging station installed by 350Green in Chicago.
June 15th, 2012
01:28 AM ET

Possible investigation into Chicago electric car charging project

A plan to build electric charging stations in the city of Chicago using public funds is on hold while the company in charge faces a possible investigation.

350Green signed a deal with Chicago last year to build 280 electric charging stations throughout the city. Besides $1.9 million in taxpayer money, the deal called for 350Green to provide another $6 million in private funds to complete the project. One hundred sixty-eight stations are up and running; the rest are waiting to be finished. Some locations are partially complete but have been sitting idle for more than two months.

The company, according to several sources, owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to a handful of contractors who've done work but haven't been paid.

Brian Haug is with Continental Electric Construction Company in Chicago. Haug said his company has been installing chargers for 350Green since last summer. "At first they were good, but recently they've been long on their payments," he said.

Haug says Continental and other companies stopped doing work for 350Green in April. Haug declined to say how much his company is owed but says it’s thousands of dollars. He said "it's a concern" whether or not they'll ever get paid.

The city of Chicago used state and federal money to fund the deal with 350Green. Eighty percent of that money has been paid to the company. The city has halted payments to 350Green and is concerned that the company may have violated the law.


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