The Chicago Park District plans to add nearly 2 acres to the park.
"We're just hanging in there," said Nathaniel Pendleton on what would have been Hadiya's 17th birthday.
Mayor Emanuel and parents of children killed in gun violence joined Pfleger at an anti-violence rally.
Buckthorn Park would be renamed and expanded as the city tries to lure development to 43rd Street.
Lawrence Sellers will be awarded the Honor Medal from Boy Scouts of America Sunday.
King College Prep students and teachers read poems and sang songs to remember their slain classmate.
"I can still see her smile and beautiful eyes. She was our angel," her mom said.
A check presentation to Hadiya Pendleton's parents from Yolanda Travis is set for Friday.
The City Council Housing Committee approved the $1 use agreement for the charity's use.
Hadiya Pendleton's murder and huge investments by the University of Chicago rocked Hyde Park and Kenwood.
Eric Young helped students write poems and organize a memorial to cope with Hadiya Pendleton's murder.
The ballet debuts Friday as part of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's "Generations" performance.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk joined Police Supt. Garry McCarthy in urging mandatory minimums for gun violations.
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