‘It felt like my soul left’: Mother of teen killed in Millennium Park mourns him as city’s new rules on minors there take effect
Balloons are released to honor Seandell Holliday, a 16- year-old student at Gary Comer College Prep on the Chicago campus, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. - Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — With her son’s death in the heart of Chicago still roiling the city, Seandell Holliday’s mother said she didn’t give the 16-year-old permission to go downtown before he was fatally shot near The Bean on Sunday night. Seandell was Chanell Holliday’s oldest of six children, and she tried to keep them home as much as possible, worried about Chicago’s violence. “Whenever my kids even be outside, I’m concerned about my kids. This is Chicago. Aren’t you concerned about your life in Chicago?” Holliday said. “I said, ‘You’re not going to go downtown.’” But Seandell and one of his cousins too...