First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday speaks about 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed on the South Side of Chicago earlier this year. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Ebert works in his office at the WTTW-TV studios in Chicago on Jan. 12, 2011. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks outside Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Chicago about the planned closing of 54 public schools. Opponents say the plan will disproportionately affect minority students in the nation's third-largest school district. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Mississippi State's Stan Brinker (53) and Loyola's Jerry Harkness (15) shake hands before the NCAA Mideast regional semifinal college basketball game in East Lansing, Mich., on March 15, 1963. The game was a landmark contest between the schools that helped alter race relations on the basketball court. Loyola University Chicago/AP hide caption

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Branndin Laramore (from left), Brian Weddington, Lia Miller and Ernesto Moreta pose after a recent rehearsal for the Chicago finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Steve Harvey on the set of his Steve Harvey Show in Chicago just before it debuted in September 2012. Chuck Hodes/AP/NBC hide caption

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Minute Suite's 7-by-8-feet rooms offer Wi-Fi, a sofa bed, a television and a workspace. One traveler compared the small spaces to having an MRI done, but others say the idea is overdue at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Courtesy of Minute Suites hide caption

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The remains of Hadiya Pendleton are taken to her final resting place at the Cedar Park Cemetery on Saturday in Calumet Park, Ill. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Shirley Chambers cries during Monday's funeral for her son Ronnie Chambers, 33. She had four children, three boys and a girl, all victims of gun violence in Chicago over a period of 18 years. John Gress/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Community leaders and family members of murder victims attend a press conference Jan. 3 at St. Sabina Church in Chicago to make a plea for stronger gun regulations. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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