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Hadiya Pendleton

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  • Teen slain 4 blocks from Obama home

     Teen slain 4 blocks from Obama home
    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....
  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    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...
  • Hadiya Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend

    Hadiya Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend
    As she and her high school classmates fled from the gunfire, Hadiya Pendleton screamed that she had been shot, fell to the ground, struggled to get up and fell again, according to her best friend. The best friend and another girl scrambled to Pendleton'...
  • Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'

    Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'
    As Hadiya Pendleton's parents sat next to the first lady and listened, President Barack Obama told the nation Tuesday that his gun proposals deserve a vote in Congress because of victims like the slain Chicago teen. Delivering his State of the Union...
  • 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...
  • How Cook County lost track of hundreds of convicts

     How Cook County lost track of hundreds of convicts
    The Cook County probation department has lost track of hundreds of convicts and overlooked curfew violations and new crimes committed by offenders, some of whom went on to rape or kill while under the court's watch, a Tribune investigation found. At 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...