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Forgotten Dead Series

These stories on homicide victims and their families are part of a week-long series about homicides in Chicago. ChicagoTalks, a news outlet operated by Columbia College’s Journalism Department, undertook a semester-long investigation of the topic funded with a grant from The Chicago Community Trust.  The series of stories about families that have been the victims of […]

Unsolved homicide not forgotten

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Unsolved homicide not forgotten

More than a year after a 20-year-old Chicago man was killed, friends and family continue to update his memorial Facebook page. “R.I.P Joel Verdugo” has garnered 275 likes with posts that express the sadness, anger and grief his friends and family have experienced since his death. An unknown assailant shot Verdugo in the head March […]

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Veronica Lewis son Korey Parker was murdered last summer, but the case remains unsolved

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Veronica Lewis son Korey Parker was murdered last summer, but the case remains unsolved

On a warm, sunny April afternoon, Veronica Lewis stands and stares at the spot where her 27-year-old son was murdered last year.“I know Korey isn’t the only one to be killed in Chicago,” she says. “But I just want answers to my questions.” Korey Parker was murdered July 4th last year. He had spent the […]

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Family still mourns 23-year-old who took bullet for cousin

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Family still mourns 23-year-old who took bullet for cousin

Elizabeth Ramirez’s face shines as she looks at all her son’s sports trophies hanging on the wall in her North Side basement. She has gathered eight family members and friends on a Monday evening earlier this spring to watch videos of her son, Harry Rodriguez. He was killed Oct. 23, 2011 – a week before […]

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Homicides take toll on those who lay victims to rest

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Homicides take toll on those who lay victims to rest

Large pictures of his two children, ages 6 and 9, sit on a table next to his desk. Although Spencer Leak Jr. enjoys looking at the images, he often lays them down on the table when customers come into his office – out of respect for their loss of a child sometimes not much older than […]

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Victim rights start with the arrest of a suspect

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Victim rights start with the arrest of a suspect

Someone has murdered your loved one, there are no suspects and soon the case goes cold. You’re not sure how to pay for the funeral, you have questions for investigators, and your family could benefit from counseling. What do you do? What rights do you have? Where do you turn? There’s little the state of […]

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When my mommy cried, I cried

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When my mommy cried, I cried

We had just walked in to our house with the mail when Mommy began sobbing uncontrollably. The letter she was reading congratulated my brother on his new summer job. But he was dead. My brother, Marlo Terry, was 21 when he was shot in the back after opening a bedroom door at a friend’s house. […]

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