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Change of SubjectFriday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......
First Lady Michelle Obama confronted a protester Tuesday night after the gay rights activist interrupted her remarks at a private fundraiser. Mrs. Obama was speaking to a crowd of about 200 people about protecting children from gun violence, when a...
It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he first publicly advanced the notion...
Tags: WTTW, Mark Kirk, Conservation, Gang Activity, Bobby Rush
Six-month-old Jonylah Watkins was fatally shot over a stolen video game console, Chicago police said Monday as they announced an arrest in a slaying that has come to symbolize the city's deadly gun culture. Authorities charged Koman Willis, 33, with...
Tribune reporterFirst Lady Michelle Obama said the nation has to “embrace” youths whose lives are surrounded by violence and “let them know we hear” their concerns. In a taped interview on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” television show,...
First lady Michelle Obama said the nation has to embrace youths whose lives are surrounded by violence and "let them know we hear" their concerns. In a taped interview on CBS' "Sunday Morning" television show, the first lady weighed in about violence in...
The other day at lunch, two Chicago police detectives, Bill Sullivan and Michele Moore-Grose, were talking with me about the murder cases they've been working and the young people shot dead. They brought up a movie to explain what they see in Chicago....
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
Tribune reporterThere were no dignitaries or elected officials at Cornelius “Cornbread” German’s funeral. No activists, no high-profile clergy. Instead, dozens of teenagers dressed more for a picnic than a somber occasion crowded the pews inside...
Tags: Murder, Kenwood, Chicago Public Schools, Barack Obama
Boy, Trib Nation had a few things to say about DePaul Professor Rachel Shteir's Sunday Book Review article on Chicago, drawn from three books written by people from here, and which appeared this week in The New York Times. She reviewed "Golden," by...
Tribune reportersTimika Rutledge-German finally accepted there was only so much she could do to protect her 15-year-old son from Chicago's dangerous streets, but when he called for her help, she knew she would go. On Monday night, her son phoned her for a ride home....
Tags: Theft, Cornbread, Gang Activity, Kenwood, Chicago Public Schools
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