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  • Victims of Chicago gun violence memorialized in lifelike statues

    Victims of Chicago gun violence memorialized in lifelike statues
    As Bonita Foster bounded toward the busy, sunny plaza at the corner of Huron and Rush streets, her stomach fluttered. "Just as I was coming around the wall, I got a butterfly," Foster said. "… Almost like I was coming around the corner to meet...
  • Bronzeville playground will honor slain teen Hadiya Pendleton

     Bronzeville playground will honor slain teen Hadiya Pendleton
    The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously agreed to rename an expanded Bronzeville neighborhood park after slain student Hadiya Pendleton. Once construction is completed next year at the Buckthorn Playlot Park at 4345 S....
  • Chicago park expected to be renamed for Hadiya Pendleton

    Chicago park expected to be renamed for Hadiya Pendleton
    A park in Bronzeville will likely be renamed next week to honor Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old King College Prep High School honor student who was shot and killed in 2013 a week after performing at President Obama's inauguration. The Chicago Park...
  • Park expected to be named in honor of Hadiya Pendleton

    Park expected to be named in honor of Hadiya Pendleton
    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...
  • Chicago teen who asked Santa for safety to be first lady's guest at State of the Union speech

    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. After seventh-...
  • Hadiya killing: Police shed light on investigation of 2013 shooting

    Hadiya killing: Police shed light on investigation of 2013 shooting
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 of...
  • 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...