Tribune reports: The Hadiya Pendleton slaying

Tribune reports: The Hadiya Pendleton slaying

Read ongoing coverage of the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old Chicago high school student.

Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later

6:11 AM CST, November 24, 2014

Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later

Shortly after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead while taking shelter with schoolmates from rain in a South Side park, her two killers stopped to pick up two friends who were also walking home from school, Cook County prosecutors say.

Hadiya's friends

11:35 PM CDT, May 4, 2013

Hadiya's friends

How three girls cope with life after Hadiya.

Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal

February 21, 2013

Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal

Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton was never particularly interested in politics. She viewed the workings of Congress from afar, giving barely a passing thought to the policies being debated in Washington.

Hadiya suspect's family defends teen as 'good kid'

February 14, 2013

Hadiya suspect's family defends teen as 'good kid'

The family of a reputed gang member charged with fatally shooting 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a South Side park last month defended him Wednesday, saying he is a "good kid" who has made mistakes but would not commit such a senseless crime.

Obama to speak Friday at Hyde Park high school

February 14, 2013

Obama to speak Friday at Hyde Park high school

In addition to speaking at a South Side high school Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet privately with 20 young black men there to discuss the challenges of growing up in a rough neighborhood.

Jail tip led cops to suspects in Hadiya Pendleton's slaying

1:37 PM CST, February 13, 2013

Jail tip led cops to suspects in Hadiya Pendleton's slaying

The break came, at last, on Saturday.

Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction

11:17 AM CST, February 12, 2013

Alleged gunman in Hadiya Pendleton slaying was on probation for weapons conviction

The reputed gang member accused of gunning down 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton last month was on the street even though he had been arrested three times in connection with break-ins and trespassing while on probation for a weapons conviction in recent months, the Tribune has learned.

2 charged in Hadiya's killing

February 12, 2013

2 charged in Hadiya's killing

Two reputed gang members were out for revenge from a previous shooting when they opened fire on a group of students in a South Side park last month, killing 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a heartbreaking case that has brought national attention to Chicago's rampant gun violence, police said.

 Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

11:47 PM CST, February 9, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away.

First lady to attend slain girl's funeral

11:54 PM CST, February 7, 2013

First lady to attend slain girl's funeral

The first lady, governor and mayor will attend Hadiya Pendleton's funeral Saturday, but the family of the slain teenager is determined to hold a service that looks past politics and celebrates the life of a 15-year-old girl lost to Chicago street violence.

Hadiya Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend

12:01 AM CST, February 1, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend

As she and her high school classmates fled from the gunfire, Hadiya Pendleton screamed that she had been shot, fell to the ground, struggled to get up and fell again, according to her best friend.

Shooting near high school leaves girl dead, boy wounded

January 30, 2013

Shooting near high school leaves girl dead, boy wounded

After taking exams Tuesday, Hadiya Pendleton and some schoolmates decided to hang out at a park a few blocks from their South Side high school.

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