Crime | The increasing violence in Chicago’s poor neighborhoods seems impervious to social programs, but small churches see small changes as they preach the gospel and model better lives
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/18/17, 08:58 pm
WEST AND SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO—For Chicago’s summer tourists, most travel guides suggest familiar stops: Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, or one of the boat tours along the winding river through a gleaming downtown.
Less popular: Hot spots in the West and South sides, where scores of residents have been shot this year. Over the Fourth of July weekend alone, at least 102 people were shot. Fifteen people died.