Sun Times tells us Chicago's rate is flat compared to 2004. Looks like that still leaves us one of the highest in the US based on analysis of last year's rate and probably higher than Iraq's based on this blogger's analysis from last year.
The Trib used to run a series at the start of the year with a photo of each child murdered in Chicago and a little description how they died.
I heard LeRoy Martin years ago when still Chief on a TV talk show say Chicago had a pretty decent standard of living if we just stopped killing each other.
It's really our greatest social ill and public health disaster and doesn't look like it's going to be talked about much this year.
So here's a link to a site where you can google map Chicago's crimes, day-by-day, street-by-street. Something for seniors hunkered down in their apartments or kids kept at home by fearful parents to pass the time.
Cross posted at Illinoize.