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  • Alderman: Name street in honor of slain Fenger High student Derrion Albert

    Alderman: Name street in honor of slain Fenger High student Derrion Albert
    A South Side street in Chicago could be named in honor of 16-year-old Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert, whose brutal death more than five years ago was captured on video and stunned the country.
  • Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record

    Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought in Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to help make the case that Chicago Public Schools students were safer during the recent academic year than they were before Emanuel made the controversial decision to close dozens of...

    Fenger grad featured on 'Chicagoland' TV show shot in Roseland

    Fenger grad featured on 'Chicagoland' TV show shot in Roseland
    A graduate of Fenger Academy High School featured in the CNN series "Chicagoland" was shot as he left a relative's house to head to work this morning, according to his father and the school's principal. Lee McCollum Jr., 20, had left the relative's...

    Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you

    Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you
    Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991. -------------------...

    In Fenger, art builds community

    In Fenger, art builds community
    The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...