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Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

A Chicago Police cruiser drives past a West Side funeral home during the funeral for a woman killed in a gang-related shooting, as part of the city's crackdown on violence at funerals attended by gang members. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Keep Close Eye On Funeral For Victim Of Gang Shooting

Chicago’s crackdown on violence at gang funerals took a different turn Thursday, as police took pre-emptive action to remove a potential gang target from a funeral site.

CBS 2–12/13/2012

Roosevelt J. Yarber was arrested and charged with class 4 felony UUW – Weapon Possess / Carry / Conceal Weapon. (Credit: Chicago Police)

$25K Bond For Teen Caught With Handgun At Gang Funeral

Roosevelt J. Yarber, 17, was arrested and charged after a witness allegedly told officers that Yarber had a handgun during a funeral service.

12/08/2012

The funeral program for Porshe Foster, 15, who was killed by gang gunfire. (CBS)

Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Innocent Teen Killed By Gang Gunfire

Porshe Foster, 15, was a sophomore in high school, a straight-A student, an aspiring architect, and an athlete. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

12/06/2012

Porshe Foster (Credit: Family photo)

Classmates Raise Money For Funeral For Girl Shot On South Side

Classmates of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was shot to death last week have raised money to help pay for her funeral.

12/05/2012

Chicago Firefighter Walter Patmon Jr. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Funeral Today For Veteran Firefighter

The funeral service is being held this morning for the Chicago firefighter who collapsed and died of a heart attack after returning from a call on Nov. 11

11/21/2012

Chicago police officers and firefighters salute the casket of Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson, draped in the Chicago flag, as it is carried into St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel for Johnson's funeral on Nov. 8, 2012. Johnson died from injuries he suffered fighting a fire in the Gage Park neighborhood. (Credit: Suzanne Le Mignot/CBS 2)

‘Master Fireman’ Herbie Johnson Laid To Rest

Hundreds of Chicago area firefighters and police officers packed a South Side chapel on Thursday to say a final farewell to Chicago Fire Capt. Herbert “Herbie” Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

11/08/2012

Justin Plackowski (Photo supplied by Naperville Community Unit School District 203)

Funeral Set For Murdered Naperville Boy

A wake is planned Monday for a 7-year-old Naperville boy who prosecutors said begged his mother for his life before she slashed and stabbed him to death in a townhouse Tuesday.

11/05/2012

Harsha Maddula

Funeral For Northwestern Student Harsha Maddula Today

Northwestern University student Harsha Maddula will be buried today just outside New York City.

10/01/2012

DeJae Coleman (Source: Facebook)

Hundreds Turn Out For Slain Evanston Boy’s Funeral

Hundreds of people turned out Saturday morning for the funeral of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman, the boy who was gunned down last weekend while walking home from a party on the west side of Evanston.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Two Teens Arrested In Murder Of Volleyball Star

St. Louis police have arrested two 18-year-old suspects in the murder of Wheaton volleyball star Megan Boken, who was gunned down in St. Louis last weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Visitation Set For Wheaton Volleyball Star Killed In St. Louis

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, and the funeral for Thursday, for 23-year-old Megan Boken – the Wheaton native who was killed in St. Louis this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Lombard Village President William Mueller has died from complications of West Nile Virus, the village has announced. (Village of Lombard)

Funeral To Be Held For Lombard Mayor This Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — Funeral arrangements now are set for the longtime Lombard village president who died of West Nile virus over the weekend. WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 76-year-old Bill Mueller led Lombard for 19 […]

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Sikh Temple Massacre Memorial

Funeral Services Held For Sikh Temple Massacre Victims

Funeral services are set for Friday morning in Oak Creek, Wis., for the six victims who were killed at a massacre at a Sikh temple this past Sunday.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Ashake Banks stands over the coffin of her daughter, 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was caught in gang crossfire last week. (CBS)

Memorial Service Held For 7-Year-Old Girl Killed By Gang Gunfire

A memorial service was held Friday for the 7-year-old Chicago girl who was caught in gang crossfire last week as authorities considered filing charges against a second suspect in the fatal shooting.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Estrella Carrera, 26, was found stabbed to death in her apartment in Burbank, two days after her wedding. She was wearing the same dress she had on as she celebrated her marriage with her family on her wedding night. (Family Photo)

Slain Newlywed Laid To Rest

Two vehicles in the funeral procession Saturday morning for slain newlywed Estrella Carrera were involved in a traffic crash on their way to an Evergreen Park cemetery.

05/19/2012

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk, 32, was killed in Afghanistan on April 15, 2012. (Photo Courtesy U.S. Army)

Fallen NW Indiana Soldier Honored At Funeral

He made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country. On Wednesday, northwest Indiana residents came together to say goodbye to Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk, who was killed in Afghanistan last month.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Britney Meux With Daughter

Family, Friends Pay Respects To Correctional Officer Killed In Crash

Loved ones gathered Monday to remember a 25-year-old Lake County, Ind., correctional officer, who was killed instantly when a vehicle slammed into her last week.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Funeral Held For Autistic Teen Shot & Killed By Calumet City Cops

More than 700 people attended a funeral service in Dolton for the 15-year-old boy with autism who was shot to death February first by Calumet City Police.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

US singer Whitney Houston performs on st

Family, Friends Gather For Whitney Houston’s Funeral

Family and invited friends and colleagues gathered Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey for the funeral service of pop superstar Whitney Houston.

02/18/2012

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