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  • Harper High students to meet with Michelle Obama in D.C.

    Harper High students to meet with Michelle Obama in D.C.
    — First lady Michelle Obama will meet privately Wednesday at the White House with 26 students from Harper High School as a follow-up to an emotional meeting in Chicago two months ago in which the students bore witness to the epidemic of gun...
  • There's a core of substance in Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

    There's a core of substance in Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal
    It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he first publicly advanced the notion...
  • Mom's final words to son, 15: 'My baby who I loved so dear'

    Mom's final words to son, 15: 'My baby who I loved so dear'
    There were no dignitaries or elected officials at Cornelius “Cornbread” German’s funeral. No activists, no high-profile clergy.   Instead, dozens of teenagers dressed more for a picnic than a somber occasion crowded the pews inside...
  • First lady says nation must 'embrace' youths impacted by violence

    First lady says nation must 'embrace' youths impacted by violence
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Mom finds son, 15, slain: 'I'm questioning my faith'

    Mom finds son, 15, slain: 'I'm questioning my faith'
    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....
  • Trib Nation responds to one Chicagoan's view of it for an East Coast paper

    Trib Nation responds to one Chicagoan's view of it for an East Coast paper
    Boy, Trib Nation had a few things to say about DePaul Professor Rachel Shteir's Sunday Book Review article on Chicago, drawn from three books written by people from here, and which appeared this week in The New York Times. She reviewed "Golden," by...
  • First lady's attendance at Hadiya's funeral necessary and vital

    First lady's attendance at Hadiya's funeral necessary and vital
    Michelle Obama is not only first lady of the United States. She's also a mother of two young daughters. And she's coming home to the funeral of a girl who was killed in a park about a mile from the Obamas' Kenwood home. You've heard about Hadiya...
  • Hadiya Pendleton: An exceptional victim of an everyday crime

     
    (Wednesday's print column) Now that two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, our focus turns from the extraordinary qualities of her life to the ordinary qualities of her death. Hadiya, 15, was mourned at her funeral......
  • Another name, another face on a sad, horrifying list

     
    Hadiya Pendleton's name now joins those of Ana Mateo Dantrell Davis, Laketa Crosby, Joseph Wallace, Eric Morse, Laquanda Edwards and Toya "Girl X" Currie on the roster our best-known young victims of urban violence. Each story more sickening, sad and........
  • The detectives who remember the children

    The detectives who remember the children
    The other day at lunch, two Chicago police detectives, Bill Sullivan and Michele Moore-Grose, were talking with me about the murder cases they've been working and the young people shot dead. They brought up a movie to explain what they see in Chicago....
  • 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...