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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,...
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...
Tribune reportersSlain 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...
Tribune reporterHadiya 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....
From now on Cook County will only be paying expenses for the prosecution of former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, and the manslaughter case will be handled pro-bono by the special prosecutor, officials said today. Former U.S. Attorney...
Tags: Justice System, Judges, Lawyers, Prosecution, Near North Side
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
Tags: Jesse Jackson, Elections, Harvey, Toni Preckwinkle, Flossmoor
Tribune reporters— If anyone thought gay marriage legislation would pass easily in Illinois, the initial hiccup Wednesday in the state Senate illustrated how hard-fought the issue is likely to be every step of the way. A bill to allow same-sex marriage did not...
After two years of discussion, the Cook County Board last week approved the creation of a countywide land bank. Now the real work begins for the land bank, which will accumulate unproductive properties, maintain them and hold them tax-free until agreed-...
The Chicago area's housing market saw the ever-so-small beginnings of a turnaround last year, as excess inventory started to be absorbed and price declines moderated and even showed improvement in some areas. On New Year's Day, the Mortgage Debt...
At first glance, Golden Corral and Siam Marina restaurants have little in common, other than wanting to open in Tinley Park. The Golden Corral, a 40-year-old national buffet-and-grill franchise, would employ 100 persons in a new, roughly 11,100-square-...
Change of SubjectRich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the...
Tags: Radio, Elections, Judges, Joseph Berrios, Punishment
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