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  • First lady says nation must 'embrace' youths impacted by violence

    First lady says nation must 'embrace' youths impacted by violence
    First Lady Michelle Obama said the nation has to “embrace” youths whose lives are surrounded by violence and “let them know we hear” their concerns. In a taped interview on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” television show,...
  • First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview

    First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview
    First lady Michelle Obama said the nation has to embrace youths whose lives are surrounded by violence and "let them know we hear" their concerns. In a taped interview on CBS' "Sunday Morning" television show, the first lady weighed in about violence in...
  • Mom finds son, 15, slain: 'I'm questioning my faith'

    Mom finds son, 15, slain: 'I'm questioning my faith'
    Timika Rutledge-German finally accepted there was only so much she could do to protect her 15-year-old son from Chicago's dangerous streets, but when he called for her help, she knew she would go. On Monday night, her son phoned her for a ride home....
  • Trib Nation responds to one Chicagoan's view of it for an East Coast paper

    Trib Nation responds to one Chicagoan's view of it for an East Coast paper
    Boy, Trib Nation had a few things to say about DePaul Professor Rachel Shteir's Sunday Book Review article on Chicago, drawn from three books written by people from here, and which appeared this week in The New York Times. She reviewed "Golden," by...
  • First lady's attendance at Hadiya's funeral necessary and vital

    First lady's attendance at Hadiya's funeral necessary and vital
    Michelle Obama is not only first lady of the United States. She's also a mother of two young daughters. And she's coming home to the funeral of a girl who was killed in a park about a mile from the Obamas' Kenwood home. You've heard about Hadiya...
  • Hadiya Pendleton: An exceptional victim of an everyday crime

     
    (Wednesday's print column) Now that two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, our focus turns from the extraordinary qualities of her life to the ordinary qualities of her death. Hadiya, 15, was mourned at her funeral......
  • Another name, another face on a sad, horrifying list

     
    Hadiya Pendleton's name now joins those of Ana Mateo Dantrell Davis, Laketa Crosby, Joseph Wallace, Eric Morse, Laquanda Edwards and Toya "Girl X" Currie on the roster our best-known young victims of urban violence. Each story more sickening, sad and........
  • The detectives who remember the children

    The detectives who remember the children
    The other day at lunch, two Chicago police detectives, Bill Sullivan and Michele Moore-Grose, were talking with me about the murder cases they've been working and the young people shot dead. They brought up a movie to explain what they see in Chicago....
  • 2 arrested in death of woman in North Chicago

    2 arrested in death of woman in North Chicago
    Two men are being questioned in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman Friday, the same day her younger sister attended President Barack Obama's speech on gun violence, officials said. The pair, 18 and 20, are being...
  • 'They deserve a vote' can be more than rhetoric

    State of the Union addresses are traditionally laundry lists of policy proposals. U.S. President Barack Obama's started that way, but it ended as the most emotional speech before a joint session of Congress in modern memory. The theatrics of the event...
  • Epic, Half-Realized, Wildly Swirling Thoughts on Obama, Poverty, Politics, Guns, Chicago, Being a White Guy, the Secret Service, and Little Old Lady Laughs

    Epic, Half-Realized, Wildly Swirling Thoughts on Obama, Poverty, Politics, Guns, Chicago, Being a White Guy, the Secret Service, and Little Old Lady Laughs
    President Barack Hussein Obama came to Chicago last Friday to give a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, and I went to write about it. Technically, this was my third time seeing the president speak live after making it to election night...