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  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed.
  • Park expected to be named in honor of Hadiya Pendleton

    Park expected to be named in honor of Hadiya Pendleton
    A park in Bronzeville could be renamed to honor Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old King College Prep High School honor student and band majorette who was gunned down in 2013 a week after performing at President Obama's inauguration, casting a national...

    Chicago teen who asked Santa for safety to be first lady's guest at State of the Union speech

    A 13-year-old South Side boy who recently wrote to Santa Claus and asked for "safety" — not high-priced gifts — will be among first lady Michelle Obama's guests Tuesday at the State of the Union address, the White House said. After seventh-...

    Hadiya killing: Police shed light on investigation of 2013 shooting

    Hadiya killing: Police shed light on investigation of 2013 shooting
    Less than 24 hours after Hadiya Pendleton was slain while taking shelter from the rain in a South Side park, an officer from the cold-case homicide squad handed lead detective Frank Casale what would be the first big break in the case. With none of...

    Renaming of park to honor Hadiya Pendleton in the works

    Renaming of park to honor Hadiya Pendleton in the works
    A Bronzeville neighborhood playlot will be redeveloped and renamed in honor of slain student Hadiya Pendleton, officials said. The Buckthorn Playlot, 4345 S. Calumet Ave., will be expanded to about three acres and will include a walking trail, a spray...