Daily Herald: Ramirez Sisters

September 22, 2013 9:07:54 AM PDT
Karen and Greta Ramirez were 19 and 9 when their father, Heriberto Ramirez, killed their mom, Alicia, on Valentine's Day 2011 in their home near Des Plaines. The girls vowed to stick together -- but with no money and no legal immigration status, it was a tall order.

Yet, help came from all quarters.

Today, the sisters are a team, with Karen as Greta's legal guardian. "Nobody will ever replace my mom and I'm not trying to. I'm trying to do the same as she did for me," Karen says. You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, September 22, 2013, or online at dailyherald.com.