Arrangements for the funeral of slain Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton were announced Friday as the search for her killer continues, and the reward for his capture climbs.
A visitation for the 15-year-old who performed at President Obama's inauguration just a week before she was shot in the back while waiting out a rainstorm in a Chicago park is planned, followed a funeral the next day.
According to WGN, the Feb. 8 the visitation will be at Calahan Funeral Home, at 7030 S. Halsted St., from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A wake and funeral will follow on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Greater Harvest Baptist Church, at 5141 S. State St.
In the days after Pendleton's death, an online petition urging Obama to attend her funeral was started, but as of Saturday, still needs more than 99,000 signatures to garner a response from the White House.
The family's pastor, Courtney Maxwell told NBC Chicago, "We thank him for that, and if he does come, that's fine. If he doesn't, we know he sends his love."
As Chicago police chase new leads in Pendleton's death, the reward for information that puts her killer in jail has grown again; NBC reports the pool of contributions for the reward has climbed from $30,000 to $40,000.
During a vigil for Pendleton, Police Supt. Gary McCarthy said "If we get this guy into custody, we may save somebody else from going through what this family is going through right now, because that's a stone-cold killer."