Chicago Homicides

October 23, 2012 - 4:33 PM
In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo, community activist Elce Redmond poses for photos in a community garden on Chicago's West Side. In the coming days, the city is bound to reach another grim milestone when the number of homicides for 2012 surpasses 433, the total for all of last year. Redmond has seen residents cleaning up vacant lots, planting community gardens and boarding up abandoned buildings to prevent gang members and drug dealers from getting inside. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)