Hadiya’s slaying shakes a community in transition
(MCT) — CHICAGO — Over the years, the Redd children believed the colorful tot lot next to their two-story house belonged to them alone, a haven of slides and swings in Chicago’s lakefront North Kenwood neighborhood that rivaled playgrounds in the suburbs.
“They would see other kids in the park and (say): ‘Why are there other kids in our park?’ ” Geri Redd, 40, said about her son Andrew, 9, and daughter Lauryn, 7. “And, we’d say: ‘You know, we let other people use it.’ ”
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