Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Will Speak at Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral
According to the NBC Chicago, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will attend Hadiya Pendleton’s funeral.
He will reportedly speak at her funeral as well.
The funeral will be held at the Greater Harvest Baptist Church, at 5121 State Street in Chicago at 9am.
Hadiya was gunned down last week at Kenwood Park on the city’s South Side. The reward leading to her killer stands at $40,000.
A petition was started asking that President Barack Obama attend the funeral. An unconfirmed report published Tuesday said First Lady Michelle Obama has considered attending.
The Pendleton family’s pastor confirmed the president called Hadiya’s parents to offer his sympathies.
In response to Chicago’s gun violence crisis, The Black Youth Project has started a petition, asking that President Obama make a speech addressing gun violence in the Windy City.