| Feb 10, 2015
| 12:14 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:02 PM
It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to.
But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
In the wake of the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, the ward’s alderman announced Tuesday that he has contacted gang members to ask them not to harbor the killers of innocent victims.
Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, a retired Chicago police...
| Mar 17, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama has invited the mother and 10-year-old brother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen slain in January soon after taking part in inauguration festivities, to attend the White House Easter egg roll, the mother said.
| Mar 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city.
According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
| Jan 30, 2013
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...