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Maya Angelou In Chicago: 'I Know The Children Are Being Murdered'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Poet Maya Angelou has often visited St. Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side to read her poetry. This week, after a rash of shootings in Chicago, ...

7-Year-Old Girl SHOT In Chicago Drive-By

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl remains in intensive care Thursday after being shot in the head Wednesday evening on the South Side. Desaree Sanders was riding he...

Isiah Stroud Murder: Man Arrested In NY For Teen's 2008 Slaying On North Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man was arrested in New York this week more than a year after his alleged involvement in the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in the North Side R...

'This Is A State Of Emergency'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to a wave of teen violence and the brutal killing of honor student Derrion Albert, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopped on a school bus to escort ...

A Post-Olympic Plan for a City Under Siege

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Coval

The city will be abuzz with language and records of now from people who are normally never heard from, the youth. Seen and now heard. And safe.

Derrion Albert Beating Death: 14-Year-Old Is 4th Teen Charged

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A fourth teen is facing murder charges in the beating death of a Chicago high school honor student last month. The 14-year-old's name...

Duncan: School Reform Not Related To Surge In Teen Violence

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday pledged federal support to fight a surge in youth v...

Yes, Institutional Violence Does Exist and It Exacerbates Youth Violence

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

Who in their right mind thought it would be a good educational decision to move black kids from 95% black North Lawndale to Little Village High School in a 95% Latino community? Racial violence was predictable if not guaranteed.

Daley Holds Violence Meeting In Wake of Derrion Albert Beating Death

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUREEN O'DONNELL AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On his first day back at work after the Olympics debacle, Mayor Daley called a high-level meeting Monday with city and school officials to seek an ans...

Neighborhood School Carver Will Be Opened To Some Fenger Students Following Derrion Albert's Death

Chicago Breaking News | Azam Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced today it will open enrollment at a South Side military academy for students who no longer want to attend Fenger High ...

Rash Of Teen Deaths, Violence Due To School Reform?

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in the cold rain, Danielle Jones would rather stand on the street and wait for her father to pick her up from her high school on ...

Is This The Plan To Combat Youth Violence, Killings?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's proposing several plans to curb youth violence, including adding more police officers at schools...

Fatally Beaten Teen Mourned At Funeral

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The funeral of a Chicago teen who was beaten to death on his way home from school drew civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and ...

Ebert: Put Olympics Effort Toward Derrion Albert's Memory

Chicago Sun-Times | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We have lost the Olympics bid. Perhaps this is our opportunity to win Derrion Albert's bid. He was an honor student, not a gang member, not a drop out...

Another Teen Critically Beaten In Chicago

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he was chased down and beaten by a mob of other teens in the Edgewater neighborhood, in an...

White House Sending Officials To Chicago Over Teen's Fatal Beating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Chicago next week to discuss ...

White House Reacts To Teen's Fatal Beating

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the beating death of 16-year-old honor student Derrion Albert was discussed at President Obama's morning meeti...

Derrion Albert Beating Death: 4 Teens Charged With Murder

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking a 16-year-old honors student with splintered railroad ties ...

Public Health Key To Reducing Urban Violence: Kotlowitz

The Daily Northwestern | Lauren Kelleher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to acclaimed author Alex Kotlowitz, an unlikely tool - public health - can be used to help combat violence in Chicago's impoverished neighbo...

Murder Charges Filed In Teen's Taped Beating Death

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Four teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in Derrion Albert's beating death. Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric...

Derrion Albert, 16, Beaten To Death In 'Mob Action'

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Family and friends believe 16-year-old Derrion Albert was beaten to death by other teens because he resisted joining a gang that was forming near Feng...

Uptown Alderman Helen Shiller: 'I Am Not In Hiding'

CBS 2 | Jim Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Where is Helen Shiller? That's what people in Uptown have been asking for weeks, demanding answers and help from the 46th Ward alderman. As their conc...

Uptown Residents Demand Action After Gang Violence Erupts In Streets (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED Uptown residents are furious over escalating neighborhood violence and what they perceive as their alderman's ambivalence to it. Fed up afte...

Alisa Campos Is 3rd Person Charged In Burning, Shooting Murder Of Boy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A 22-year-old suburban Chicago woman has been ordered held without bond in the death of a Chicago teen whose body was found severely b...

Hudson Deaths Shine Light On South Side Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — During the same weekend that county pathologists conducted autopsies on the bodies of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother and brot...