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  • 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...
  • 2 charged with murder in Hadiya Pendleton slaying

    2 charged with murder in Hadiya Pendleton slaying
    Two reputed gang members were out for revenge from a previous shooting when they opened fire on a group of students in a South Side park last month, killing 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a heartbreaking case that has brought national attention to...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

     Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence
    The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away. In the front row,...
  • Why We Must Act: Firearms Carnage Continues

    The Newtown murders of Dec. 14 started a national conversation about guns, one we hope will lead to sensible and constitutional measures aimed at keeping them out of the wrong hands. As a short survey of last week's news indicates, the problem has not...
  • After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?

    After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?
    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-...
  • 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...
  • Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives

    Chicago alderman says he asked gang members not to harbor fugitives
    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...
  • Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership

    Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership
    Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
  • Chicago at center of gun debate

    Chicago at center of gun debate
    The shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton has propelled Chicago to a central position in the national gun debate and prompted President Barack Obama to turn to his hometown for help in selling his anti-violence initiatives to the public. With the spotlight...
  • Hadiya suspect's family defends teen as 'good kid'

    Hadiya suspect's family defends teen as 'good kid'
    The family of a reputed gang member charged with fatally shooting 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a South Side park last month defended him Wednesday, saying he is a "good kid" who has made mistakes but would not commit such a senseless crime. After a...
  • Michelle Obama returning to promote children's obesity prevention campaign

     Michelle Obama returning to promote children's obesity prevention campaign
    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago next week as part of a nationwide tour to promote her children's obesity prevention campaign and reveal plans to increase physical activity at schools. When the tour stops in the city on Feb. 28, Obama...