WBEZ | chicago gun violence http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-gun-violence Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A season of football at Harper High http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/season-football-harper-high-108974 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/10409969995_83336a9656.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton spent much of last fall at Harper High School as part of the <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/487/harper-high-school-part-one" target="_blank"><em>This American Life</em></a> reporting on that school and its violence-plagued community. Now, she takes us to meet Harper&#39;s football team. Get a glimpse of how Friday Night Lights feels when you&#39;re living in the shadow of gun violence. <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u93wE2iqn-3-V3bIjWneZZe1kf66APjw1KytQe9IYDU/pub" target="_blank">Read the transcript.</a></p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/season-football-harper-high-108974 5 shot near Chicago church http://www.wbez.org/news/5-shot-near-chicago-church-108462 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/6662255425_6cef8ea410_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago Police say five people were wounded during a shooting outside a church on the city&#39;s North Side.</p><p>Authorities initially said one person died in Monday&#39;s violence. But Tuesday, a police spokesman said a 21-year-old man was instead critically wounded after being shot in the head in the Uptown neighborhood.</p><p>Four other men were hospitalized for gunshot wounds and were in either stable or good condition. Police say the shooting may have been gang related.</p><p>Witnesses say they heard about 20 shots, which they initially thought were fireworks. Then at least one of the victims stumbled to the stairs of Uptown Baptist Church, where volunteers were serving dinner to the area&#39;s homeless people.</p><p>The shooting follows a violent weekend that saw at least six people killed and another 27 wounded.</p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/5-shot-near-chicago-church-108462 Girl, 4, wounded in Chicago shooting http://www.wbez.org/news/girl-4-wounded-chicago-shooting-108373 <p><p>A 4-year-old girl was one of three people who were wounded during a shooting on&nbsp;Chicago&#39;s&nbsp;northwest side.</p><div><p>Chicago&nbsp;Police say the girl was in a car with two other people when she was shot in the hip around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. She&#39;s in stable condition.</p><p>CPD spokesman Ronald Gaines says the two other people in the car were also wounded. A 17-year-old male was shot in the leg and a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg. Both were taken to the hospital in stable condition.</p><p>Gaines says the shooting took place when a vehicle pulled next to the trio&#39;s car and people inside the second car opened fire.</p><p>No arrests have been made.</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/girl-4-wounded-chicago-shooting-108373 Michelle Obama highlights kids, gun violence http://www.wbez.org/news/michelle-obama-highlights-kids-gun-violence-108154 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP507375268523_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WASHINGTON &mdash; A second term as first lady finds Michelle Obama using her spotlight to draw attention to another issue involving the welfare of children: young people and gun violence.</p><p>A meeting with high school students from a rough neighborhood in her hometown of Chicago led Mrs. Obama to start putting a new spin on the stalled legislative debate over access to guns.</p><p>A mother to a teen and a tween, Mrs. Obama says the country is obligated to help kids like these grow up and become adults. Several current and former students at Chicago&#39;s Harper High School were killed by gunfire within the past year.</p><p>The first lady on Tuesday faced immigration &mdash; another new issue for her &mdash; when she delivered the keynote speech in New Orleans at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza. Immigration is one of President Barack Obama&#39;s top second-term priorities, as it is for the Latino advocacy group.</p><p>Mrs. Obama urged the group&#39;s members to stay encouraged and continue to press the House to follow the lead of the Senate and pass an immigration bill.</p><p>&quot;Do not give up because I promise you my husband won&#39;t give up until a good bill gets on his desk,&quot; she said.</p><p>Aides say the first lady isn&#39;t making gun violence a new and distinct issue, but is folding it into the work she&#39;s been doing to encourage youth to focus on getting an education.</p><p>By reaching beyond the pair of relatively safe issues she has been pushing &mdash; reducing childhood obesity, which she discussed at length at the La Raza conference, and rallying public support for military families &mdash; the Harvard-trained lawyer who some say has played it safe is showing a willingness to step outside of her comfort zone.</p><p>She&#39;ll need to tread carefully, though. The American public tends to prefer that its first ladies leave the heavier policy lifting to the president.</p><p>Rosalynn Carter was criticized for attending Cabinet meetings and Hillary Rodham Clinton was pilloried for running a health care task force in secret. Mrs. Obama is viewed favorably by about two-thirds of the public, higher than her husband, who had a favorability rating of about 53 percent, according to recent polls.</p><p>Mrs. Obama fell out of public favor during the 2008 presidential campaign over comments deemed unpatriotic. But once in the White House, she declared herself &quot;mom in chief&quot; to her two kids, planted a vegetable garden, pushed the childhood obesity and military family issues and resurrected her public standing.</p><p>At three fundraisers one day in May, in Boston and New York, Mrs. Obama described meeting some of Harper High&#39;s &quot;best and brightest&quot; students, including the valedictorian, a star athlete and ROTC participants.</p><p>But instead of &quot;reveling in the joys of their youth,&quot; like college applications, the prom or learning to drive, she told Democratic donors that &quot;these young people were consumed with staying alive.&quot;</p><p>&quot;There are so many kids in this country just like them, kids with so much promise, but so few opportunities, good kids who are doing everything they can to break the cycle and beat the odds,&quot; Mrs. Obama said. &quot;We need to be better for them. We need to be better for all of our children in this country because they are counting on us to give them the chances they need for the futures they all deserve.&quot;</p><p>The students worry daily about being killed or about someone else being killed, she said.</p><p>&quot;One kid told me he felt like he lived in a cage, because he feels like his community is unseen, unheard, and nobody cares about it. What&#39;s our obligation to these kids? We do have one,&quot; she told CBS &quot;Sunday Morning.&quot;</p><p>The meeting with Harper High&#39;s students followed the first lady&#39;s speech at a youth violence conference in Chicago this year. Mrs. Obama compared herself to Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old honor student whose death became national news in part because she was shot a mile from the Obamas&#39; home a few days after she returned from performing at the president&#39;s inauguration.</p><p>It is unclear whether Mrs. Obama will continue to speak about gun violence or immigration. The speech to La Raza is likely her final public event before she takes her traditional month off in August.</p><p>She recently said first ladies, more than presidents, &quot;get to work on what we&#39;re passionate about.&quot;</p><p>&quot;You have an opportunity to speak to your passions and to really design and be very strategic about the issues you care most about,&quot; Mrs. Obama said at a recent forum in Tanzania with African first ladies. &quot;And I just found it just a very freeing and liberating opportunity.&quot;</p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/michelle-obama-highlights-kids-gun-violence-108154 Special Chicago City Council session called on gun laws http://www.wbez.org/news/special-chicago-city-council-session-called-gun-laws-107993 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/guns_gill (2).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling a special session of the City Council to consider measures he says will strengthen the city&#39;s assault weapons ban.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/14Z7Niw" target="_blank">Chicago Sun-Times reports</a> the July 17 meeting will also deal with legislation imposing stiffer penalties for gun crimes committed near schools, on buses and along routes children walk to schools.</p><p>Chicago&#39;s existing ordinance prohibits the import, sale, transfer and possession of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.</p><p>The special session is a reaction to the concealed carry bill passed by the Illinois Legislature that gives Chicago and other municipalities 10 days upon signage to pass new or updated assault weapons legislation.</p><p>The Sun-Times reports Emanuel&#39;s ordinance would ban a list of specifically named weapons and their equivalents.</p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/special-chicago-city-council-session-called-gun-laws-107993 Chicago gunfire deadly during long holiday weekend http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-gunfire-deadly-during-long-holiday-weekend-107964 <p><p>Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two young boys shot in different parks.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that such continued violence underscores why he dramatically altered a gun bill that will end Illinois&#39; last-in-the nation ban on carrying concealed firearms &mdash; a prohibition that&#39;s been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.</p><p>&quot;That ought to be an alarm bell to all of us that we need strong laws that protect the public safety, especially when it comes to guns,&quot; the Chicago Democrat told reporters after speaking at a church on the city&#39;s West Side. &quot;It&#39;s time to end the violence.&quot;</p><p>One of the shootings on Saturday night proved especially violent, killing a man in his late 40s and wounding six others. A 25-year-old man was shot and killed earlier Saturday outside his home.</p><p>Among the wounded are a 7-year-old boy who was shot Thursday night and Jaden Donald, 5, who authorities and relatives said has undergone multiple surgeries since being shot in the abdomen early Friday morning in a park. Police said two men &mdash; ages 34 and 28 &mdash; also were wounded in that Friday shooting.</p><p>Prosecutors in Donald&#39;s case have charged Darrell Chambers with three counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery.</p><p>During a hearing Sunday, Chambers was denied bond by Cook County Associate Judge Adam Bourgeios, who told the man &quot;there are no conditions I can set to keep the community safe,&quot; the Chicago Sun-Times reported.</p><p>Authorities also said a 17-year-old man was shot and killed by Chicago police Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers.</p><p>Despite the number of shootings over the holiday weekend, there have been a fewer number of homicides in Chicago in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. Overall, there were 500 shootings in 2012.</p><p>The number of homicides typically goes up in the summer and anti-violence advocates pay more attention to it. The Rev. Al Sharpton has said he plans to live in Chicago for a few months to work with neighborhood leaders on the problem.</p><p>Quinn, who has advocated for a statewide assault weapons ban, spent much of the holiday weekend discussing the violence. He drastically altered a concealed carry bill that lawmakers sent to him, calling it a matter of public safety.</p><p>Illinois lawmakers face a Tuesday deadline to come up with a concealed carry law and are expected to override Quinn&#39;s changes, which call for a one-gun limit on the number of weapons a person can carry and a ban on guns at establishments with liquor licenses, among other things.</p><p>Quinn and anti-violence advocates have highlighted city violence in the debate on gun control. But outside the Chicago area, discussion statewide has largely focused on gun owners&#39; rights. Lawmakers say their original bill was a compromise that came out of months of debate.</p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-gunfire-deadly-during-long-holiday-weekend-107964 Violent weekend in Chicago leaves at least 7 dead http://www.wbez.org/news/violent-weekend-chicago-leaves-least-7-dead-107725 <p><p>Chicago Police are investigating several shootings after a violent weekend that left at least seven people dead and more than three dozen wounded.</p><p>The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that it was the city&#39;s most violent weekend of the year.</p><p>Authorities say the weekend&#39;s first homicide happened late Friday. The tally, which included at least 41 injuries, spanned Friday night through Sunday night.</p><p>Also, police say an officer shot and killed a teenager Sunday night on the South Side after the teen pointed a gun at them. The Cook County Medical Examiner&#39;s office identified the teen as 15-year-old Michael Westley.</p><p>Police say despite the spate of shootings over the weekend there have been fewer shootings and homicides this year compared to the same period last year.</p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/violent-weekend-chicago-leaves-least-7-dead-107725 Report links Chicagoans' distance from trauma centers to higher mortality rates http://www.wbez.org/news/report-links-chicagoans-distance-trauma-centers-higher-mortality-rates-106732 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/derek.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago-area gunshot victims who are shot more than five miles from a trauma center have a higher mortality rate, according to a new public health study released on Thursday.</p><p dir="ltr">Dr. Marie Crandall, a professor in surgery/trauma care at Northwestern University, analyzed 11,744 gunshot patients from 1999-2009. The data found 4,782 people were shot more than five miles from a trauma center. Those patients were disproportionately black and less likely to be insured.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We have demonstrated that incident proximity to a trauma center has a positive effect on survival outcomes for gunshot wound victims,&rdquo; says Crandall&rsquo;s report, which the American Journal of Public Health published. Trauma centers take care of more severe injuries such as stabbings, car crashes and gunshot wounds (GSW). The Chicago area has seven Level 1 adult trauma centers.</p><p dir="ltr">Among the study&rsquo;s findings: The crude mortality rate for blacks shot within five miles is 6.42 percent; whereas outside of five miles, it is 8.73 percent. This would translate into 6.3 excess deaths per year. Crude mortality is not adjusted for variables such as severity of injury. Crandall said previous research had shown difference in transport times but didn&rsquo;t really affect survival. This new research drills down to Chicago and focuses solely on gunshot wounds.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Our study is different. The heterogeneity of trauma patients are such that if you&rsquo;re not specific about your research question, you might find different results,&rdquo; Crandall said. &ldquo;The vast majority of penetrating trauma in the city of Chicago is gunshot wounds and very relevant to our current crises, we decided to limit the data set and analysis to that population.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">According to the study, &ldquo;We have identified the southeast side of the city as a relative trauma desert in Chicago&rsquo;s regional trauma system that is associated with increased GSW mortality. We hope that the data presented will inform discussions aimed at optimizing regional trauma care in Chicago and will also aid in planning regional trauma systems in other urban settings.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">In 2011, a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/trauma-patients-southeast-side-take-more-time-reach-trauma-centers-93012">WBEZ analysis</a> suggested that when it came to ambulance run times from the scene to trauma centers, there were disparities. Put simply, patients living on the Southeast Side face longer ambulance run times than other residents in the city. Specifically, they have to travel an average of<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/trauma-patients-southeast-side-take-more-time-reach-trauma-centers-93012#MAP"> 50 percent longer</a> to get from the scene of an emergency to a trauma center. More than half of the trauma-related ambulance runs that originate in that part of town exceed 20 minutes, which is considered a professional standard within the city. Those neighborhoods include Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Pullman, South Shore and the Southeast Side.</p><p dir="ltr">Trauma center access has <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content/why-trauma-centers-abandoned-south-side">long been a contentious issue</a> for some activists. And there have been <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/would-adding-new-trauma-center-save-lives-south-side-93103">questions</a> about whether an additional trauma center would save lives on the South Side.</p><p dir="ltr">In 2010, a stray bullet killed youth activist Damian Turner. He was shot on the South Side, near the University of Chicago hospital. But he was transported approximately eight miles downtown to an adult trauma center at Northwestern University. Ninety minutes later he died.</p><p dir="ltr">A group called <a href="http://www.stopchicago.org/">Fearless Leading by the Youth</a> believes if the university had its own trauma center, Turner would have gotten treatment sooner and lived. For years, members have protested the University of Chicago, which had a trauma center for adults from 1986-1988. It closed after hemorrhaging $2 million a year, though they still serve children. At the time doctors said a majority of patients had no health insurance. Recently the issue <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-27/news/chi-protesters-arrested-at-u-of-c-20130127_1_vital-hospital-programs-damian-turner-trauma-care">flared up again</a> when the University of Chicago opened a new $700 million facility with no additional trauma care.</p><p dir="ltr">Victoria Crider, a member of FLY, says the new study will help activists&rsquo; cause.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We plan on using this data to show that this is exactly what it says: a relationship between whether or not you live or die and the time it takes you to get to the nearest trauma center,&rdquo; Crider said.</p><p dir="ltr">The study acknowledges the costliness of trauma centers. Crandall writes that trauma centers could be rebalanced on the basis of volume and proximity as opposed to capacity. In addition, she writes that existing local hospitals could take in trauma patients in a possible Level 2 capacity.</p><p dir="ltr"><em>Natalie Moore is WBEZ&#39;s South Side Bureau reporter. Follow her&nbsp;@natalieymoore.</em></p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/report-links-chicagoans-distance-trauma-centers-higher-mortality-rates-106732 A Lesson from LaWanda http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/lesson-lawanda-106181 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/lawanda.png" title="LaWanda Thompson-Sterling" /></div><p>Yesterday, during the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-03-19/afternoon-shift-iraq-ten-years-later-106164">Afternoon Shift&rdquo; interview</a> Rick Kogan and I did with LaWanda Thompson-Sterling, I heard myself admitting that the ordeal of her son&rsquo;s murder &ndash; <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/jeremiah-sterling-story-epilogue-106063">a story I followed</a> on and off my WBEZ blog for two and half years &ndash; had sometimes been too much and that, because I could, because I&rsquo;d had the privilege, I&rsquo;d backed away and taken some distance at times.<br /><br />Jeremiah Sterling was murdered July 15, 2010, his killer arrested almost immediately. For LaWanda, the murder didn&rsquo;t just occur on that sunny day, but was kept alive with every new twist and turn of the case, with every new rumor that hit her doorstep, with every interview we did, with every visit from her son&rsquo;s friends.<br /><br />I remember being at her house and sensing that her welcome to his friends &ndash; young folks hurting from the loss, lonely for their own reasons, disoriented by events &ndash; seemed both a balm and a curse. Jeremiah&rsquo;s friends kept his memory fresh, but that also meant the murder &ndash; a savage assassination &ndash; stayed near, a malignant ghost hovering.<br /><br />A year after the murder, LaWanda and I were still in touch but our communications were more perfunctory.<br /><br />There was something else going on in my life, too: My partner was pregnant. We were consumed with preparation, with joy, with the anticipation of this tidal wave of change in our lives.<br /><br />And I was terrified. I was terrified, I suppose, of all the usual things that afflict parents on the verge &ndash; financial fears and fears about knowing what to do, of not being able to love right, or enough, or too much; of screwing him up.<br /><br />When our son was born, I was enraptured. But his beauty, instead of allaying my fears, only made them worse. I worried, a lot, about the basic protection I could offer my son, and that I would never be strong enough, quick enough, limber enough, to keep him from harm.<br /><br />And what about when he wasn&rsquo;t with me? When he was old enough to be on his own, as good as bare-chested out in the world, as carefree and cocky as &hellip; Jeremiah Sterling?<br /><br />What would I do if I lost my son? The thought &ndash; the literal thought, the very idea &ndash; is unimaginable.<br /><br />And then I&rsquo;d look at my Facebook messages and see LaWanda bravely commemorating this or that event in Jeremiah&rsquo;s life, and my face would just burn from shame.<br /><br />Because, really, how absurd. How very absurd &ndash; with my son on my lap -- to even think the realm of her wound could be accessed in any way outside of the experience itself.<br /><br />The thing is, LaWanda both scares and awes me. She conjures a strength and a light that are alien to me, that I fear I could dig for in my own reserves and never find &ndash; a strength and light forged from a pain that would surely fell me.<br /><br />She has a lesson to teach us, I know she does, but I don&rsquo;t really want to think about the need to learn it. Because to think about it, I think, is to contemplate the very worst thing.<br /><br />And nobody &ndash; absolutely no one &ndash; wants to think about that.</p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/lesson-lawanda-106181 The Jeremiah Sterling Story: Epilogue http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/jeremiah-sterling-story-epilogue-106063 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/35215_139789432706057_6385589_n.jpg" style="float: right; height: 355px; width: 300px;" title="Jeremiah Sterling (Facebook)" />Last Friday, after the jury deliberating the fate of her son&rsquo;s killer came back in less than an hour with guilty verdicts for first-degree murder and a slew of other charges, LaWanda Thompson-Sterling said she and her daughter drove home in silence and just sat in the car for what seemed like forever.</div><p>&quot;All I could think about was, now what?&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Now what do you do?&rdquo;</p><p>A few days after the trial, having a sandwich on 47th Street with a friend, Thompson-Sterling still looked tired.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s just that nothing is different,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;Except I don&rsquo;t have the burden of going to 26th and California to the trial. I prepared myself for a not guilty verdict. I was very nervous when the jury came back and I said, &lsquo;Lord, help me to deal with it if it&rsquo;s not guilty&rsquo;.&rdquo;<br /><br />But even though she&rsquo;d been longing to hear the guilty verdict, the words seemed to go right through her. She slept away a good portion of Saturday, and again on Sunday.<br /><br />&quot;I&rsquo;ve been reliving the tragedy,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;In different ways. I looked up 40 caliber bullets on in the Internet, trying to figure how big they are, how they might have felt going into Jeremiah&rsquo;s body.&rdquo;<br /><br />It took about two and a half years for Jeremiah Sterling&rsquo;s killer to come to trial. The accused, Romairal Allen, had shuffled in and out of court more than a dozen times for preliminary hearings and the trial itself, his head tilting up, looking out at the courtroom to the circle of women who accompanied his mother to every appearance.<br /><br />&ldquo;[His] mother just looked lost,&rdquo; Thompson-Sterling said. &ldquo;And Friday night, I began to think about Romairal in that cell, because now he&rsquo;s going to go to the big man&rsquo;s prison. And how do you deal with that &ndash; with no hope of a future? Even if you&rsquo;re redeemed in prison, you&rsquo;re still in prison.&rdquo;<br /><br />One day during the week-long trial, Thompson-Sterling found herself even closer to Allen and his family. She&rsquo;d just gone through security and she turned to get her purse. Allen&rsquo;s godmother, who was going through security just then as well, reached over and hugged Thompson-Sterling.<br /><br />&ldquo;Every time I see you, I try to smile to show you we don&rsquo;t have anything against you,&rdquo; the woman whispered. &ldquo;We wanted to say something to you but we just didn&rsquo;t know what to say.&rdquo;<br /><br />Thompson-Sterling hugged her back. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not angry at you,&rdquo; she told her. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t blame you for what Romairal did. We&rsquo;re two hurting, broken families. The difference is you get to see your young man through glass or bars and I have to go to the cemetery to see mine.&rdquo;<br /><br />For now, she&rsquo;s preparing to start a new job and will continue working with <a href="http://www.purposeoverpain.org">Purpose Over Pain</a>, a support group for families affected by violence.</p><p>&quot;It&rsquo;s never over,&rdquo; Thompson-Sterling said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s different but it never goes away. I try my hardest not to be angry. But I can&rsquo;t be angry because then Romairal took my life too.&rdquo;</p><p><em>Earlier stories in this series:</em></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/achy-obejas/witness-killing-west-pullman">Witness: A Killing in West Pullman</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/aobejas/2010/09/the-jeremiah-sterling-story-part-1/37708">The Jeremiah Sterling Story: Part 1</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/aobejas/2010/10/the-jeremiah-sterling-story-part-2-hes-been-fightin-since-he-got-here/37961">The Jeremiah Sterling Story: Part 2 -- &#39;He&#39;s been fightin&#39; since he got here&#39;</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/aobejas/2010/10/the-jeremiah-sterling-story-part-3/38834">The Jeremiah Sterling Story: Part 3</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/aobejas/2010/10/the-jeremiah-sterling-story-part-4/39392">The Jeremiah Sterling Story: Part 4</a></p><p>Th<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/achy-obejas-citylife/jeremiah-sterling-story-part-5">e Jeremiah Sterling Story: Part 5</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/achy-obejas/jeremiah-sterling-story-part-6-birthday">The Jeremiah Sterling Story: Part 6 -- Birthday</a></p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/jeremiah-sterling-story-epilogue-106063