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Mark Kirk: Senators Who Rejected Background Checks Must Answer to Voters

The Republican Illinois senator has broken from his party to support stricter gun laws.

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Booze and a Boat Helped Forge Senate Gun Compromise, Sen. Mark Kirk Says

As Kirk breaks ranks with the GOP, he tells of Potomac excursions where "ties might get loosened."

Englewood »

Michelle Obama: 'Hadiya Pendleton Was Me'

The first lady gave a sobering speech on how violence is affecting the future of the city's youth.

The Loop »

Nate Pendleton Joins Gun-Control 'Filibuster' Against Concealed Carry

Protesters asked state officials to preserve ban on concealed weapons, fight for it at Supreme Court.  

Downtown »

Michelle Obama to Address Violence in Chicago Wednesday

The first lady will speak during a luncheon hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Kenwood »

Hadiya Pendleton's Mom Recognized as a 'Phenomenal Woman'

The Black Women's Expo, to be held this weekend, will honor Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, among others.

Kenwood »

Hadiya Pendleton's Little Brother Plays Tennis With Obama at White House

Nathaniel Pendleton Jr. was among the president's guests at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Kenwood »

Lupe Fiasco to Students at Rally: 'Invest in the Future of Your City'

Rapper attended Project Orange Tree rally Monday to combat violence in wake of Hadiya Pendleton's death.

Chicago »

Chicago Murders Down 69 Percent: 'By No Means Victory,' Top Cop Says

Last month, there were 16 murders in Chicago, 36 fewer than in March of 2012, police said.

Kenwood »

141 Counts Against Alleged Hadiya Killer 'A Joke,' Defense Lawyer Says

Two men pled not guilty in the murder while the girl's mother appeared with Obama at the White House.

North Park »

Hadiya Foundation in the Works, Mom Says

The effort named for the slain Chicago teen aims to provide social, economic and educational services.

Woodlawn »

Lupe Fiasco's Jonylah Watkins Song Imagines What Her Life Could Have Been

The Chicago rapper's "Jonylah Forever" is dedicated to the slain 6-month-old.

Douglas »

Hadiya Pendleton's Parents Push for Federal Gun-Trafficking Bill

Measure would toughen penalty on 'straw purchasers' who re-sell guns to criminals.

Kenwood »

Hadiya Pendleton's Accused Killers Indicted

Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams have been indicted in the 15-year-old South Sider's fatal shooting.

Kenwood »

Obama Urges Vote on Bill Named After Hadiya Pendleton

At a signing ceremony for another bill, Obama says families of violence "really do deserve a vote."