Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.
South Elgin residents Chemyra Barnett, 18, of the 300 block of Watch Court; and Jacqueline Santos, 18, of the 1300 block of Timber Lane, are charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping.
Some local schools have begun warning parents of a new smartphone app that kids can use to anonymously post vicious and nasty comments about each other.
This winter has been tough for just about everyone in Chicago, including students who spend each morning waiting on the corner for their school buses – especially when some don’t make it any easier on themselves with their choice of winter clothing.
The popular trend of teens taking group “selfies” might be leading to another less appealing trend: the spread of head lice.
The shooting happened 5 p.m. Friday near 79th and South Vernon Avenue on the city’s South Side.
The five are charged with two shootings moments apart late Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.
The city of Chicago is launching a new effort to try to stop young people from taking up smoking, by targeting menthol cigarettes.
They were standing on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Vernon Avenue at 9:08 p.m. when a male shooter walked up and started firing.
A West suburban shopping mall is telling teenagers to find another place to hang out at night on the weekend.
Two teenagers were killed when the SUV they rode in crashed into a tree Monday night in north suburban Antioch, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.
Police in Riverside late Monday shut down an underage drinking party that attracted dozens of teens from across the western suburbs.
Three teenage boys were shot Saturday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
It was another night of violence across Chicago, with five teenagers among the wounded in eight separate shootings.
Two Glen Ellyn teenagers are facing felony charges for allegedly shooting out car windows in three western suburbs.
Two teenagers were hospitalized after they jumped off a moving freight train they were playing on Saturday night on the Northwest Side.
The top law enforcement officer in Kane County says he is disappointed more parents aren’t showing up for eye-opening presentations on the use of heroin by teenagers in the exurban county west of Chicago.
An advocate for the legalization of marijuana says teens would never have been able to buy and sell pot at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, if the substance were legal and regulated.
An African-American teenager says he was attacked, strangled with a noose and racially taunted by three white youths because of his relationship with a suspect’s family member.