| Feb 16, 2013
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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:54 PM
The first lady, governor and mayor will attend Hadiya Pendleton's funeral Saturday, but the family of the slain teenager is determined to hold a service that looks past politics and celebrates the life of a 15-year-old girl lost to Chicago street...
| Feb 11, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House.
Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The walkout staged by Chicago Public Schools teachers this week had a ripple effect on thousands of children throughout the city. Among them are the high school students who work for The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s teen publication and journalism...
| Mar 10, 2013
Soft guitar music played quietly as four high school students moved their microphones into position, forming a tight quadrangle on the small stage. As they readied themselves to perform — junior Jada-Amina Harvey and sophomores Omari Ferrell, Ike...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:47 PM
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,...
| Apr 24, 2013
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....
| May 20, 2013
| 4:16 AM
Beads of sweat dripped down Jitu Brown’s face as he addressed about 150 marchers who had gathered on Sunday afternoon outside Overton Elementary School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.
The school at East 49th Street and South Indiana...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bridgeport, Englewood and West Garfield Park each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Bridgeport, two men were shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said....
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:13 PM
As community members marched in memory of Hadiya Pendleton Friday, officials announced the reward for information in the slaying of the King College Prep sophomore has been increased to $40,000.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and other...
| Jan 21, 2013
In some ways, President Barack Obama's inauguration is a local story in Chicago.
The president's political ties to the city, the family's home in the Kenwood neighborhood and his and first lady Michelle Obama's friends and colleagues here provide the...