In June, a fifth person was found guilty in the death of Derrion Albert, the 16-year-old Chicago honor roll student beaten to death on the street in 2009.A graphic cellphone video captured the attack and made Albert's homicide a national story, but it was only one of hundreds investigated by Chicago
In 2006, then Curie High School student Eddie Robles talked about his efforts to dodge violence after school. As part of the series Southwest Side Stories, Robles presents his story.Music Button: Mr. Pauer, "Escaping", from the CD Soundtrack, (self released)
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
Some community leaders on Chicago’s West Side don’t like the way Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is doling out funds in a $31 million program to combat Chicago-area youth violence. They wonder why aldermen are involved and why the pastor of Ald.