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The parents of gun violence victim Hadiya Pendleton were in Washington Tuesday to make a call to stop gun violence across the country. Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton are advisory board members for the group Every Town for Gun Safety. That group,
The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student. A year ago, the city's bloodiest January in more than a decade had just ended.
The bottom of the card was signed by her children: Junior and Hadiya. To Cowley-Pendleton, it felt like a message from heaven. "Any card could have fallen," she said. Instead, it was the Mother's Day card, carrying words of encouragement she
Hadiya would love the big trees, the old wood-frame dorms with shutters on the little windows, the bikes resting, unlocked, against the ivy-covered brick classroom buildings. And Hadiya would love the view from the steep hill that students call The
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