"I can still see her smile and beautiful eyes. She was our angel," her mom said.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk joined Police Supt. Garry McCarthy in urging mandatory minimums for gun violations.
ANALYSIS: 89 shooting victims this year would have been in jail under harsher penalties pushed by cops.
The slain teen's mother reacted when Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams were brought to court.
Two men pled not guilty in the murder while the girl's mother appeared with Obama at the White House.
Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams have been indicted in the 15-year-old South Sider's fatal shooting.
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton calls for background checks in the PSA made by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Cops will target a gang to which Hadiya Pendleton's alleged killers belonged for any and all infractions.
Kirk met with Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton to talk about gun violence Wednesday.
Parents of the slain Chicago teen sat next to first lady Michelle Obama during the president's speech.
Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams allegedly wanted revenge against rival gang but went after wrong group.
Suspects Michael Ward, Kenneth Williams were ready to party the night of Hadiya's funeral, police said.
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