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Community members hold a candle light vigil at Harsh park to honor Hadiya Pendleton on Feb. 1, 2013 in Chicago.

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Community members hold a candle light vigil at Harsh park to honor Hadiya Pendleton on Feb. 1, 2013 in Chicago.

Michelle Obama Attending Chicago Shooting-Victim’s Funeral

Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton attended President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration. First lady Michelle Obama will attend the girl’s funeral. The trip home to Chicago for the first lady comes as the president is embroiled in a debate with Congress about curbing gun...

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

Gun-Plagued Chicago: Won’t You Come Home, President Obama?

As gun violence plagues Chicago, an editorial and a news story in President Barack Obama’s hometown newspapers this week have called on him to come home to help address the city’s shootings and murder problem. An editorial in today’s Chicago...

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

Gun Violence in Obama’s Backyard: Chicago’s Problem is Emanuel’s

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a midday news conference today with the city’s police chief, Superintendent Garry McCarthy. The two are almost certain to face questions about this month’s spiraling pace of murders in the nation’s third most populous...

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