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  • 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...
  • Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later

    Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later
    Shortly after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead while taking shelter with schoolmates from rain in a South Side park, her two killers stopped to pick up two friends who were also walking home from school, Cook County prosecutors say. The...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Don't get used to killings of 11-year-olds, Chicago

    Don't get used to killings of 11-year-olds, Chicago
    Every day with a homicide is a bad day. And every day Chicago loses a young person with promise and vitality, this city is shamed.  We wrote those words almost a year and a half ago — although it could have been any day among tens of thousands...
  • Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?

     Do black leaders ignore black-on-black crime?
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far...
  • Chicago police: Crime down 16 percent, homicides down 18 percent

    Chicago police: Crime down 16 percent, homicides down 18 percent
    Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning. The decline in homicides was a more modest 5 percent when compared with 2011. The...
  • Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist

    Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist
    Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen. The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
  • Mayor talks gun control at kick-off for 'Hadiya's Promise'

    Mayor talks gun control at kick-off for 'Hadiya's Promise'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for a multifaceted response to gun violence in Chicago as part of the kick-off of a new organization run by the parents of a young girl whose shooting became a national symbol for the city's struggle with violent crime....
  • Shooting near high school leaves girl dead, boy wounded

    Shooting near high school leaves girl dead, boy wounded
    After taking exams Tuesday, Hadiya Pendleton and some schoolmates decided to hang out at a park a few blocks from their South Side high school. But the trip ended in tragedy when the 15-year-old King College Prep High School student was fatally shot...
  • Hadiya Pendleton: 4 years before slaying, girl made anti-gang video

    Hadiya Pendleton: 4 years before slaying,  girl made anti-gang video
    The sixth-grader can barely keep from smiling, self-conscious in front of the camera as she delivers a very serious message. "Hi, my name is Hadiya. This commercial is informational for you and your future children," she begins. "So many children out...
  • Chicago Police Department to reassign 200 officers to patrol

    Chicago Police Department to reassign 200 officers to patrol
    Following a deadly start to the year that included the murder of 15-year-old band majorette Hadiya Pendleton, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced today that 200 police officers will be reassigned to patrol work. The...