| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:30 PM
In the last seconds of the grainy video of the beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert, a teen in black-and-yellow gym shoes leaped into the air and stomped with both feet at Albert's head as he lay prone on the pavement....
| Jan 21, 2011
| 10:09 AM
A teen charged in the videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert wept in court today as he said goodbye to his mother and sisters after being sentenced to 26 years in prison.
Eric Carson, 17, pleaded guilty to one count of...
| May 21, 2011
| 1:10 PM
A shooting that began with a fight left a 16-year-old boy dead and another teen wounded late Friday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.
Markell Stribling, of the 11600 block of South Yale Avenue, was shot multiple times...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Shortly after watching a jury convict the final defendant Wednesday in the videotaped beating death of her son outside Fenger High School, Anjanette Albert was asked whether the grieving process might get easier with the trials now behind her.
| Oct 25, 2011
| 5:48 AM
Two Chicago high school football coaches and four players were charged in connection with an alleged episode of hazing involving a 14-year-old boy, Chicago police said today.
In the Oct. 18 incident -- reportedly captured on video by one of the coaches...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Want to own a piece of Eliot Ness?
A collection of credentials and memorabilia belonging to the "Untouchable" is being auctioned off this fall. It includes Ness' Department of Justice credentials dated May 14, 1932 and his Treasury Department of...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:47 PM
At 88, Arthur Bridgeford enjoys spending summer days on the front porch of his longtime Englewood home.
"I get some fresh air and look at the girls pass by," Bridgeford said with a laugh Wednesday.
But Tuesday the pastime almost cost him his life. A...
| Nov 17, 2009
A federal judge on Monday instructed Chicago Public Schools to discuss transfer options with Fenger High School students who want to change schools because they feel unsafe following the beating death of a student.
Ten Fenger students filed a lawsuit...
| Jun 13, 2010
In September they were two teens heading into senior year. Vashion "B.J." Bullock and Montrell Truitt lived in the same neighborhood on the Far South Side, were classmates at Fenger High School and were being raised by the firm hands of protective...
| Nov 15, 2009
Four Fenger High School students walked down a hallway in the West Side headquarters of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, neatly dressed, headphones draped over their ears. Their young faces seemed at odds with the violent narrative that sprang from...
| Nov 15, 2009
To get them to talk, the teens had to be separated from their environment, plucked from South Side streets carved up by imaginary turf lines and bused to a place where violence was unacceptable.
And so about 50 Fenger High School students found...