Sun-Times file photo Chicago’s  steady rise in homicides is taking a toll on us in ways we probably don’t realize. Maybe you stopped going out after dark. Maybe you started avoiding certain neighborhoods.  Maybe you skipped your favorite outdoor concert, fearing mayhem might break out. Try as you might, it is difficult to keep a.. read more →

The United States is inured to violence. The International Day of Peace was marked on September 21 fell in a week of deadly violence in the United States. It is a country that has been at war for 15 years – wars intensified by a Nobel Peace Laureate. The cost is now estimated by reliable.. read more →