Hundreds gather to honor their loved ones, friends who died this year.
MITCHELL: To many, the faces staring out from the collage of victims murdered in 2016 have no connection to them. But take a closer look.
Yuri Hardy, 19, was the fourth Urban Prep student or alumnus to be shot to death in Chicago in 2016, according to a letter to the school community.
Tyrone Hardin was working a second job as a railroad security guard to earn enough money to provide a nice Christmas for his family, his wife says.
At least 68 people were shot, 8 fatally, in attacks across the city over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to Chicago Police.
Three men have been charged with fatally shooting a witness in a trial in west suburban Brookfield in January.
Chicago got some unwanted attention this year when it was noted that the city has recorded more murders than New York City and Los Angeles combined.