South Side

The tragedy surrounding the death of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton has affected Michelle Obama and others in the White House. The FLOTUS will attend Pendleton’s funeral Saturday, February 9, says a White House official who requested not to be named. 

Just one week after performing during President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, DC with her high school band and drill team, a 15-year-old student was shot and killed on the South Side of Chicago. 

Over the last several months, Chief Keef  has been inadvertently drawn into Chicago’s excessive gun violence epidemic, and sadly one of his sibling has become a victim. Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III was shot in the back of the head last week, while on the city’s South Side.