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The most dangerous block in Chicago? A stretch of South King Drive where a young Michelle Obama once lived

They call it “O Block.” It’s a notorious stretch of South Side real estate, including the sprawling Parkway Gardens apartment complex, known for violence. Nineteen people were shot on O Block — the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive — between June 2011 and June 2014, making it the most dangerous block in Chicago over that period, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis found.

 
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Sun-Times reporter Kim Janssen wins ‘best obituary’ award

The Society of Professional Obituary Writers has given its award for the best obituary published in 2012 to Chicago Sun-Times reporter Kim Janssen for his reporting on Delfino “Don Vale” Mora, a Mexican immigrant who found a better life for himself and his family in Chicago but ended up a victim of the city’s violence.

Gun violence reverberates through nation in a year of mass killings

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NEIL STEINBERG: At the stroke of midnight ushering in 2012, Michael Smith, was among the Chicagoans who fired a gun in to the air. According Read More

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