Hundreds of mourners, including first lady Michelle Obama, stood and applauded the family of a 15-year-old Chicago girl a week and a half after her death brought national attention to the city's staggering gun violence.
A 32-year-veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who was killed battling a house fire is being laid to rest.Thousands of uniformed firefighters and police officers and scores of friends and family members of Herbert "Herbie" Johnson watched as a fire truck bearing Johnson's casket pull
A group of Chicago pastors is protesting cuts to a $15 million state program that pays for funerals and burials for the poor. Pastors United for Change says the program pays funeral homes and cemeteries when families on public aid can't afford the cost. The Rev.