Recent Crime: Fatal shooting
A major thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Chicago’s South Side, Martin Luther King Drive is often associated with the city’s alarming homicide rate. The city that just saw its record 400th homicide of the year has recorded 36 murders within a mile of MLK Drive itself since 2007. Within four miles? Almost 300, enough to match the population of any number of rural towns downstate. Eight of the slayings have occurred directly on King Drive, or its sidewalks.