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Friday, December 20, 2013

Chicago Officials Cite Improving Crime Rate

Police investigate a homicide scene in the Lawndale neighborhood on December 15, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images )

Police investigate a homicide scene in the Lawndale neighborhood on December 15, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images )

In 2012, the city of Chicago saw more homicides than any other in the country. But according to one new study, crime in Chicago has dipped to a 40-year low.

The study is from Andrew Papachristos, a criminologist and associate professor at Yale University. WBEZ legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 26 2 Comments

UC President Janet Napolitano Says Tuition Must Rise

Napolitano defends the planned tuition increases, which some students and lawmakers say are too steep.

November 26 18 Comments

National Bar Association Critical Of Ferguson Grand Jury Process

St. Louis attorney Pamela Meanes, who is president of the association, explains her concerns with how the D.A. handled the process.

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.