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  • Mom of teen killed at Hadiya Pendleton Park: 'My baby's gone. My baby's gone.'

    Mom of teen killed at Hadiya Pendleton Park: 'My baby's gone. My baby's gone.'
    Latasha Banks Hall sat near a Bronzeville playground on the morning of the Fourth of July, her back to the climbing bars. She buried her face in her hands, drowning out the squeals of a little girl who swooped down a large slide behind her.
  • 4 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins

    4 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins
    At least four people, including a teenager, were killed and another 10 people were wounded across Chicago as the Fourth of July weekend got underway. A 17-year-old boy was shot to death and a 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting near Hadiya...

    3 VIP speakers, 8 speeches: What will the grads remember?

    Graduation season is winding down. The caps and gowns are being tossed aside, the diplomas propped on the mantle. Already, memories of commencement speeches are getting fuzzy, even some of those delivered by big-name speakers. But among the eight...

    Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton
    An empty chair in the third row, adorned with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat at her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was one of the ways former classmates...

    First lady notes personal struggles in Chicago graduation

    First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home....