Gangs in Chicago usually make headlines for all the wrong reason. The city recorded over 600 homicides and over 2,000 shootings last year alone — which is more than New York City and Los Angeles combined. However, two gangs in the Windy City are in the news for putting down their guns and coming together for a good cause.
The rival gangs in the the North Pullman neighborhood, who fought for years over two blocks of territory, recently agreed to a cease-fire and put an end to the senseless fighting.
To celebrate eight months of no violence, the gangs were rewarded with a playground for the kids in the neighborhood and the former enemies teamed up with volunteers to make it happen.