| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:43 AM
On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic.
"We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:48 AM
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.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans.
That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
| Feb 12, 2013
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...
| Feb 14, 2013
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.
| Feb 21, 2013
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
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...
| Mar 17, 2013
— 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.
| May 6, 2013
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
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...
| 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,...