| 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2009
The leisurely walk to school -- once a tradition in American education -- took on an air of fear and anxiety Monday as some Fenger High School students returned to campus for the first time since a classmate was beaten to death during a vicious melee near...
| Mar 7, 2010
Garrard McClendon describes it as a "divine" moment.
Last October, moments before he was to go on air to host his CLTV show, "Garrard McClendon Live," his wife, Quanica, called him at his desk. She was frantic.
"Leave the office," she said, before...