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  • Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence

    Chicago vigil for girl, 11, draws others who've lost kin to gun violence
    Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again. As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...
  • 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing'

    13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing'
    At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. Shambreyh R. Barfield, 21,...
  • Woman killed, 8 people hurt in overnight shootings in Chicago

    Woman killed, 8 people hurt in overnight shootings in Chicago
    A young woman was killed and at least eight other people injured in shootings on the South and West sides overnight, police said. Jaynisha Scheffer, 19, was walking down the sidewalk with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 68th Street in West...
  • Deadly week on the South Side

    Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend,...
  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
  • 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...
  • Girl slain at sleepover among 22 shooting victims

     Girl slain at sleepover among 22 shooting victims
    She was making s'mores when the bullet tore through a wall Friday night on the West Side, fatally wounding the 11-year-old who'd been enjoying a sleepover with friends. Thirteen hours later, ingredients were still spread out on the bed. A pack of...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
  • 1 dead, at least 20 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago

    1 dead, at least 20 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago
    Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police. That brought to 36 the number of people who...
  • City shootings leave 3 dead, 7 hurt

    City shootings leave 3 dead, 7 hurt
    Three men were killed and at least seven people injured in shootings across the city Sunday night and Monday morning, with another man apparently stabbed to death, authorities said. Monday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood, police were...
  • 1 dead, 5 others hurt in city shootings

    1 dead, 5 others hurt in city shootings
    One person is dead and at least five others have been wounded in separate shootings on the city's South and West sides since late Saturday morning, police said. The latest shooting happened shortly before midnight near 51st and Wood streets in the city'...