| 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...
| 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 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-...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2010
Fenger High School Principal Elizabeth Dozier had lost students to violence before. But on Sept. 24, just a month into a new year at a new school, the young principal lost another one. This time was different.
When Derrion Albert was punched, stomped and...
| Apr 18, 2010
In the seven months since Fenger High School honors student Derrion Albert was beaten to death after school, police and school officials have refocused efforts to keep a closer watch on violence at and around city schools and to share information....
| 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...