| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
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 of...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:11 AM
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.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:59 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The city is offering a home for the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation for the next few years.
Under a proposal introduced by Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday, the foundation would be able to temporarily use office space at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community...
| Dec 15, 2013
The Cook County probation department has lost track of hundreds of convicts and overlooked curfew violations and new crimes committed by offenders, some of whom went on to rape or kill while under the court's watch, a Tribune investigation found.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy blocks from President Barack Obama's Hyde Park home earlier this year.
Kevin Culverson, 20, is accused of shooting Cornelius German in the back as the boy ran for cover...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:43 AM
On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic.
"We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...