| 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...
| 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...
| May 10, 2011
| 1:18 PM
A Cook County jury convicted a South Side man of first-degree murder this afternoon in the 2009 videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert.
Eugene Riley, 20, showed no reaction when the jury announced its verdict after...
| 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.
| Aug 29, 2011
| 11:43 AM
A Cook County judge today sentenced a man to 32 years in prison in the 2009 videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert, marking a legal end to the case that made worldwide news after the brutal video went viral on the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 3:33 PM
CHICAGO -- Eighteen-year-old Eugene Bailey was denied bail today after prosecutors said he threw the "knockout punch" at Derrion Albert, the 16-year-old who was beaten to death last week on his way home from Fenger High School.
Three other teens,...
| 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.