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Officer Thomas Wortham

Outdoor Sleepover On South Side Honors Slain Officer

In March 2010, Thomas Wortham IV had recently returned from combat duty in Iraq when he was fatally shot in the driveway of his parents’ home by thieves who sought to steal his new motorcycle.

08/15/2014

Christian Lyles, 7, was shot while at a family picnic in Coles Park in the Chatham neighborhood on July 4, 2013. (Supplied to CBS)

Man Charged In July 4th Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Boy

A Chicago man has been charged with shooting a 7-year-old boy, as the child was attending a family barbecue on the 4th of July.

07/10/2013

Seven-year-old Christian Lyles (left) and 5-year-old Jaden Donald were critically wounded in separate shootings on July 4 and 5, respectively. Both were out with their family at city parks to celebrate the holiday. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Two Boys, 5 And 7, Among Victims Of Holiday Gun Violence

Dozens of people have been shot this long holiday weekend, including two boys who were just trying to enjoy family parties for the 4th of July.

07/04/2013