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  • Charges filed in killing of boy, 15, near Obama's home

    Charges filed in killing of boy, 15, near Obama's home
    Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy blocks from President Barack Obama's Hyde Park home earlier this year. Kevin Culverson, 20, is accused of shooting Cornelius German in the back as the boy ran for cover...
  • After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?

    After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?
    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-...
  • 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...
  • Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership

    Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview

    First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview
    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...
  • 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...