Chicago has gained a great deal of media attention this past year due to an upsurge in violence in certain neighborhoods. Just last week, eight people were shot during a five hour stretch on the city's south side. The increase in violence is a concern for residents, city leaders, and also for Chicagoans who live elsewhere, particularly college students who hope to return home when their schooling is done.
Northern Illinois University student Randiss Hopkins started The Save Chicago Campaign, which has now been re-named The Remember Project. He talked with KFAI's Satta Kendor, who filed this report.
Special thanks to Jumondeh Tweh, who also contributed to this report.