One story seemed to stick out Tuesday for readers on the
It's little surprise the death of Jonylah Watkins was among the Tribune's most-read stories: Readers had shared it 8,368 times, and spread it to their social networks on Facebook,
As a parent, I can tell you the story left me speechless, as I'm sure it did for many other people.
There are still a great many details left to be sorted out -- among them, police say they have few leads in a shooting. They're exploring a lot of possible angles in their investigation, including the possibility it is gang related.
"We don't have one individual who's stepping up to help us," Superintendent
Discussion in social networks put the shooting into a broader conversation about national issues, including gun rights and gun controls, gangs, race, helplessness and frustration -- and finally, Chicago's image.
In the Tuesday press conference at which McCarthy spoke, Mayor
Reporters asked how Jonylah's death and the slaying of 15-year-old band majorette Hadiya Pendelton at the end of January affects the city's national image. "As it relates to this situation, it's not about image," Emanuel said. "It's a child, six months. This was a senseless act of violence."
-- James Janega