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Hadiya Pendleton

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  • Michelle Obama invites slain girl's mom and brother to White House event

    Michelle Obama invites slain girl's mom and brother to White House event
    — First lady Michelle Obama has invited the mother and 10-year-old brother of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen slain in January soon after taking part in inauguration festivities, to attend the White House Easter egg roll, the mother said. "I...
  • 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...
  • Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others

    Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
    It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
  • Michelle Obama's reference to automatic weapons edited out by ABC

    First lady Michelle Obama said in a "Good Morning America" interview Tuesday that an automatic weapon was used in the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, but that detail — which is not supported by police accounts — was edited out when the...
  • 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...
  • Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal

    Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal
    Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton was never particularly interested in politics. She viewed the workings of Congress from afar, giving barely a passing thought to the policies being debated in Washington. Then her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton, was...
  • 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...
  • We deserve a vote

    We deserve a vote
    Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
  • 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...
  • Slain teen's mom speaks out for gun control

    Slain teen's mom speaks out for gun control
    The mother of a murdered Chicago teenager whose death became the focus of the ongoing debate about gun control and gun violence on Chicago's streets is appearing in a video public service announcement asking Congress to work for "common sense" reform of...
  • Obama intensifies focus on gun violence

     Obama intensifies focus on gun violence
    President Barack Obama returned to Chicago for a few hours Friday to address the high-profile gun violence that continues to plague his hometown and suggested the solution is not only more gun laws, but community intervention and economic opportunity in...