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Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton, who participated in Obama inauguration festivities, shot dead just blocks from her school

  A 15-year-old Chicago honor student who participated in inaugural events celebrating President Obama’s re-election was fatally shot Tuesday just blocks from her school. Hadiya Pendleton was among approximately a dozen teens taking cover from the rain under a canopy in a local park at 2:30 p.m. when a gunman jumped a fence and opened […]

A 4-year-old girl was shot in the ankle Saturday by a hidden gun that was wedged under a mattress as she jumped up and down on a it at her home, reports the Chicago Tribune. According to police, the illegal gun belonged to Jarquise Upton (pictured), who is the boyfriend of the child’s mother.  Upton claimed that he kept the loaded gun […]

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Three white Chicago teenagers have been arrested after they beat and placed a noose around the neck of a black teenager, the Chicago Tribune reports. Their apparent motivation was his relationship with a white girl who is the cousin of one of the attackers. In the attack, which occurred on Dec. 23 in the home […]

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Two people were killed and five others wounded Tuesday night when a gunman opened fire at a Church’s Chicken restaurant on Chicago’s South Side. The gunman apparently was involved in an argument with someone outside of the fast-food chain at 66th and Halsted streets about 6:50 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. He then chased the […]

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