| Apr 10, 2015
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:28 PM
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....
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:34 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| 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...