| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...