South Side park to be renamed for slain teen Hadiya Pendleton

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District voted to rename a park in the Bronzeville neighborhood to honor slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton.

The 15-year old honor student became a national symbol for the city’s struggle with gun violence after she was shot and killed just minutes from

President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home two years ago.

The playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet will be expanded to a three acre park.

It will include a walking trail, new playground equipment and a small statue of books to recognize Pendleton because she loved to read.

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