DECATUR -- A string of shootings has police stepping up patrols while neighbors are on edge.
SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago was recently named the country's most violent city.
URBANA -- After losing their daughter to gun violence in Chicago, these parents are asking people across Illinois to get involved.
URBANA -- The gun violence in Chicago is miles away, but for several UI students, it still hits close to home.
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN -- People in the area are saying "no" to violence.
SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago is now the murder capital of the country.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police say three separate random acts of violence happened this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are taking a stand against violence for National Night Out.
CHAMPAIGN -- A year after a woman was shot and killed, the community is honoring her memory.
DANVILLE -- Violence in the city is flying by last year's pace, and that has police and community members trying new tactics to stop it.
CHAMPAIGN -- With everything that's been going on, some people in the community say, "enough is enough."
URBANA -- This weekend's violence didn't just affect people in Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN -- People around town want the gunfire to stop after an outburst of gang violence this weekend.
CHAMPAIGN -- The gunfire finally went silent for people in the northwest side of the city Sunday. Police are investigating four gang-related shootings from this weekend.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The school year may be winding down, but district leaders are still looking for ways to keep students safe.
CHAMPAIGN -- Experts say domestic violence and sexual assault issues have gotten worse over the years and there are many families suffering right here in Central Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Kids from around the state are working together to put an end to violence.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is taking charge in the fight against youth violence.
DECATUR -- The community is coming together to stop the violence.
DECATUR -- The community is seeing a softer side to the men in blue.
CHAMPAIGN -- Two men are in jail accused of pointing a gun at a woman in Garden Hills.
DECATUR -- City officials are stepping out of their offices and onto the streets.
CHICAGO- A pastor of a Chicago church sits on a motel rooftop for 94 days in order to raise the money to buy it, and build a community center. Thanks to the community and a celebrity's good deed, he finally reached his goal.