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Hadiya Pendleton

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  • Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal

    Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal
    Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton was never particularly interested in politics. She viewed the workings of Congress from afar, giving barely a passing thought to the policies being debated in Washington. Then her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton, was...
  • Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Hadiya Pendleton
    WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama plans to attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot last week about a mile from the Obama family’s Kenwood home Pendleton, an honor student and band...
  • First lady to attend slain girl's funeral

    First lady to attend slain girl's funeral
    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...
  • Friends, family say goodbye to slain teen

    Friends, family say goodbye to slain teen
    Hadiya Pendleton's slaying made her a national symbol of gun violence in Chicago. But for her family and friends, Friday's visitation at a South Side funeral home was mostly about the loss of a bright and bubbly teenager. "She was like a shooting star....
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

     Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence
    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,...
  • Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence

    Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence
    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...
  • 2 charged in Hadiya's killing

    2 charged in Hadiya's killing
    Two reputed gang members were out for revenge from a previous shooting when they opened fire on a group of students in a South Side park last month, killing 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a heartbreaking case that has brought national attention to...
  • 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...
  • An exceptional victim of an everyday crime

    An exceptional victim of an everyday crime
    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 funeral services over the weekend as a young...
  • Kass: Chicago's forgotten innocents need our attention too

    Kass: Chicago's forgotten innocents need our attention too
    Baron Banks wasn't in Washington to witness President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday. "No," he told me. "Nobody gave me a call." So he wasn't in the first lady's box as the president somberly acknowledged the families that lost...
  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...