Antonio Smith. (Family provided photo.)

Parents Mourn 9-Year-Old “Little Homey” Slain In Grand Crossing

The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action.


Leonore Draper (courtesy: Christina Isherwood)

Friends, Family Mark The Murder Of Anti-Violence Activist One Week Later

Leonore Draper volunteered for a non-profit and had just attended a fundraiser for Project Orange Tree when she was caught in gun crossfire. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


A Chicago Police honor guard maintains a 24-hour vigil at the Gold Star Families Memorial on Monday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Honor Guard Maintains 24-Hour Vigil At Police Memorial

According to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 562 Chicago police officers have died in the line of duty in the past 161 years.


Bryce Laspisa.

Family Holds Out Hope Missing Naperville Central Grad Will Be Found Alive

The family of 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa hasn’t heard from him since Aug. 30. Vigils were held Friday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Protesters sleep on the sidewalk in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (Credit: NVP News Video)

CTU Holding Vigil Outside CPS HQ To Protest Charter Schools

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and others are holding an overnight vigil outside CPS headquarters ahead of Wednesdays’s Chicago Board of Education meeting at which it will consider 17 new charter schools.


Donovan Turnage (courtesy: family)

Friends, Family Hold Vigil For 11-Year-Old Killed In Carjacking Wreck

A little boy’s school has become a place for his family and friends to express sorrow, and heartache.


File photo of girl holding candle at a vigil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Affected By Violence To Gather At Vigils Thursday Night

Chicago-area people touched by violence will gather on the South and West Sides Thursday night as part of the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., at microphone, leads a vigil Friday night for Nelson Mandela. (CBS)

Mandela Vigil Held At Rainbow PUSH Headquarters

About 30 people — including a local Catholic priest who was born in South Africa — took part in the hour-long vigil on Friday evening to honor Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel, center, prays during an anti-violence vigil Friday. (CBS)

Peace Vigil Held In Defiance Of Mass Shooting

New Beginnings Church on Chicago’s South Side – less than a mile from the shooting scene — was the backdrop for the event.


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Vigil Protests Hundreds Of Chicago Children Lost To Violence

(CBS) — Several hundred people turned out for an evening rally and march Friday from Saint James Episcopal Cathedral, just off the Magnificent Mile, to Stroger Hospital. The protesters in the second annual “CrossWalk” attempted […]


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City, County Hold Vigil For Victims Of Domestic Violence

For seven years, Shemaraya Mannie was a victim of domestic violence.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2012

Kendall County Crash Vigil

Neighbors Mourn 3 Teens Killed In Kendall County Crash

Neighbors paid a tribute Wednesday night to the three teenagers who died when a truck struck their car Monday near Oswego.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

Michele Peters, the mother of two, was slain last month in a crime that is still unsolved. (Courtesy Peters family)

With Murder Case Unsolved, Friends And Family Remember Slain Mom

More than 200 friends gathered Friday at the park in Oak Lawn where Michele Peters played softball.


Photos of murder victims were displayed at an "Urban Dolorosa" event at St. Sabina Church on Nov. 1, 2011, to honor the 260 young people murdered in Chicago since 2008. (Credit: CBS)

‘Urban Dolorosa’ March Honors Murder Victims

Gun violence against children must end. That was the message a huge crowd took to the streets of Chicago Tuesday night.


The Missing Antinette Keller site on Facebook.

NIU To Hold Memorial For Slain Student, Toni Keller

Northern Illinois University will hold a vigil tonight, one year after the body of a missing student was found in a DeKalb park.

WBBM Newsradio–10/18/2011

Transgender Pride Flag

Vigil Held To Remember Transgender Violence Victims

A vigil was held at the Thompson Center Plaza over the weekend to mourn and remember transgender people across the world who have been the victims of murders driven by prejudice.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

Gay Rights

Local Vigil Planned For Gay Teen Suicide Victims

Several gay rights organizations in Chicago are planning a candlelight vigil Friday night in memory of nine teens.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2010