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25258836 Updated: October 15, 2013 2:19PM Nine months after her murdered, 15-year-old daughter became the nationwide face of Chicago's epidemic of gun violence, Cleopatra Pendleton can't help but wonder, what if?
I want to tell you a story about a city. A city that captured my heart the moment I set foot in it. Its buildings were old and solid and thick; relics of a time when builders took pride in their work. Its parks were lush with grass so beautiful
Dear President Putin: I know you are a very busy man as you are engaged in negotiations between my country here in the United States and Syrian President Bashar Assad for Syria to voluntarily turn over its stockpile of chemical
There are White House petitions circulating calling for President Barack Obama to stop “his people&
Senator Mark Kirk during press conference after meeting with U.S. Attorney for the Northern District nominee Zachary Fardon, Wednesday, May 29, 2013...White~Sun-Times Updated: June 2, 2013 8:36PM Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is pursuing an ambitious plan
CDT , May 4, 2013 Just before they hear the first shot, the girl named Klyn glances toward the alley and sees a man hop over a metal fence. He holds a gun. "Guys," she says to the group of friends huddled under the metal awning, waiting out the
Are you as sick of our politicians in Washington as I am? I have a feeling you are if Congress’ low approval rating is any indication. So what are we going to do about it? Americans can effect monumental change, and we have the
Making a powerful appeal to about 700 community, corporate and philanthropic leaders at a luncheon at the Hilton in downtown Chicago, the usually poised first lady turned emotional, her voice cracking on several occasions as she expressed the urgency
First Lady Michelle Obama brought up the case of honor student 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton while speaking in Chicago on gun control - she likened the family of Hadiya to any other ordinary family and said that she felt she herself was Hadiya.
The first lady will return to her hometown of Chicago on Wednesday for an event with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to speak about gun control, casting her in a leading role to push one of her husband's top priorities. The Senate is poised on Thursday to begin