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Chicagoist Weekend Theater: 48 Hours 'The War In Chicago'

By Samantha Abernethy in News on May 19, 2013 3:30PM


For today's installment of "Chicagoist Weekend Theater," we're spotlighting last night's episode of 48 Hours called "The War in Chicago." Reporters examined the epidemic of drugs and violence through the eyes of a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, an addict frequenting the I-290 "Heroin Highway," the parents of slain teen Hadiya Pendleton, the parents of slain teen Porshe Foster (whose murder remains unsolved), Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and a concerned citizen with a video camera documenting drug dealers. Watch the full episode below, then head to the CBS News "War in Chicago" website to read more details on the investigation and the many victims on each side of drugs and violence.