| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:44 PM
Patricia Thurmond-Jones opened her front door Saturday morning and saw more than a dozen teenage boys beating her son and grandson, bringing back memories of her daughter's violent death four years ago, she said Tuesday.
"I already lost one daughter to...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:46 PM
The head varsity football coach at Fenger High School was charged last week with misdemeanor simple assault for allegedly threatening a student who was accused by one of the coach’s players of stealing a pair of Nike flip flops, Chicago police...
| 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 27, 2012
| 5:07 PM
A 22-year-old Chicago man who recently committed to play basketball at a Division I school died after he was shot trying to break up a fight over a necklace Thursday afternoon, according to family and authorities.
Michael Haynes was shot in the 11600...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Chicago police said Saturday that they do not have a suspect in custody for the fatal shooting of South Side basketball prodigy Michael Haynes.
But the 22-year-old Fenger High School alum’s younger brother was held in lieu of a $250,000 bond for...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 9:16 PM
An 18-year-old man who friends said was walking a few blocks home after leaving a party because an argument broke out did not make it to his front door on the Far South Side Saturday morning.
He was shot about to death about 2 a.m. less than half-a-...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2009
His left eye still swollen shut, Vashion Bullock doesn't deny fighting in the massive brawl that killed a Fenger High School student two weeks ago.
He's watched the grainy fight video and seen himself standing shirtless in the middle of the frenetic mob....
| Oct 7, 2009
Every year, scores of Chicago children are shot, knifed and beaten on the city streets. Almost as frequently, new policing strategies are rolled out, anti-violence programs are launched and private and public money is thrown at the problem.
| Oct 16, 2009
Before they crack a textbook or enter a school's doors, most public high school students in Chicago have already taken their first test of the day.
To make it to school, students crisscross streets carved up by gangs, board buses at chaotic stops and...
| 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...