Following the news on Twitter

Up-to-date news stories and websites dedicated to Chicago’s violence are useful resources for tracking shootings in the city and the stories of people around them, but social media is also useful for keeping up with that sort of news and sometimes getting a different perspective on such situations. Here are some Twitter accounts worth following both for news updates and perspectives on Chicago gun crime:

Captured News: crime and emergency scene photos

Chicago Breaking – breaking news sourced from the Tribune and other sources

Chicago Police Department – police news and city information

Chicago Urban League – African American community organization

DNAinfo Chicago – neighborhood news

Eric Tendian – city news including crime and police scanner chatter

FBI Chicago – federal crime updates and information – statistics on city violence

John Kass – Tribune columnist with focus on city news

Pioneer Press – suburban Chicago news

Rahm Emanuel – mayor of Chicago

Tom Dart – Cook County sheriff

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