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  • Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

    A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.
  • 10 killed, 55 wounded in Fourth of July gun violence in Chicago

    10 killed, 55 wounded in Fourth of July gun violence in Chicago
    Shootings over the Fourth of July weekend left 10 people dead and 55 others wounded, a toll lower than last year but one marked by an intense stretch of gun violence over eight hours on one of the nights. Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown,...

    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. "My baby's...

    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...