The youngest victim was 14 and the oldest was 50 years old, police said.
Four people were wounded in a spate of overnight violence, police said.
The cash-strapped school has said it could close unless budget disputes in Springfield are resolved.
Chicago Police are trying to determine where Smith, 28, of Dixmoor, was shot.
Chicago State University could receive funding from the state that could keep it from closing.
“Hair means so much to women,” said founder Santila Terry.
Congressmen from across the country were in Chicago to tout their "Urban Progress" initiative.
The city will start testing for lead at a number of schools "out of an abundance of caution."
The inquiry into whether some sergeants had an unfair advantage on the test is heating up, sources said.
Shootings left three men wounded in different parts of the city late Thursday, police said.
You'll be able to bring home a kitten, puppy, dog or cat at PAWS' Adopt-A-Thon Friday and Saturday.
A 16-year-old boy and 60-year-old man were among the people wounded in Chicago shootings.
DNAinfo compiled data on how many were shot, how many were killed and where each incident occurred.
Graduation ceremonies for eighth-graders and high school seniors would proceed as scheduled.
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