47th Place Shooting

5 Teens Among 8 Wounded By Gunfire In Another Violent Night

It was another night of violence across Chicago, with five teenagers among the wounded in eight separate shootings.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Patrick Kolp, Matthew Kataura

Glen Ellyn Teens Charged With Shooting Out 30 Car Windows

Two Glen Ellyn teenagers are facing felony charges for allegedly shooting out car windows in three western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Two teens were seriously hurt after jumping from a moving freight train near Pulaski Road and Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

2 Teens Seriously Hurt After Jumping Off Moving Freight Train

Two teenagers were hospitalized after they jumped off a moving freight train they were playing on Saturday night on the Northwest Side.



Kane County Sheriff: Parents Need To Be Aware Of Heroin Epidemic

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/02/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Advocate: Legalized Marijuana Would Prevent Trade By Teens

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.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Matthew Hermann

Teen Charged With Hate Crime In Attack On Classmate

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.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

West Woodlawn Shooting

4 Teens Shot In West Woodlawn

Four teenage boys were shot and critically wounded overnight after a shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood near Washington Park.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Arianna Gibson, 6, (right) was shot and killed as she slept at her grandmother's house in Englewood on Aug. 7, 2011. (Family Photo)

6-Year-Old Killed, 2 Teens Wounded In Englewood Shooting

A 6-year-old girl was killed and two teenagers were wounded Sunday morning when someone fired shots into the living room of a home in the Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2011


Michigan Man Arrested In Tinley Park For Pimping Teens

A Michigan man was in federal custody after he was arrested last week for allegedly bringing a woman and two teenagers to south suburban Tinley Park to engage in prostitution at what he thought was a bachelor party.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Announces Summer Jobs Program For Teens

Even though the calendar reads July and summer jobs are scarce for teens, the state of Illinois has hundreds of unfilled jobs for those 16-19 years old.


(AP Graphic)

More Than 1 in 4 Teens Unemployed In Illinois

Illinois’ unemployment rate jumped a bit in May to 8.9 percent. The state’s teen unemployment rate is a whole another story.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011


13-Year-Olds Accused Of Texting Nude Photos

Two students at a northwest Indiana middle school are the subject of a police investigation into nude pictures they allegedly sent to each other.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

Parents struggle with the issue of how to monitor their teens' behavior. (CBS)

Parents Go To Extremes To Keep Tabs On Kids

There are so many temptations for teenagers these days. So how do you keep them safe? CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Teen Driving

How To Say No To Your Teen, And Stick To It

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has this advice for saying, “No,” to your teenager, and sticking to it.

CBS 2–05/11/2011

(AP Graphic)

Unemployment Crisis Hits Teens

The worsening economy has now hit teenagers, and new statistics for Illinois show that African-American teens in particular are more likely to be without a job.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

80th And Loomis

At Least 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

At least 15 people were shot and wounded in the city over the weekend, all on the South and Southwest sides.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

Teen Sex Graphic

State Rejects Bill To Help Some Teens On Sex Offender List

State lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have given teenagers who had consensual sex a means of getting off the sex offender registry.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Teens Charged With Setting Fires At S. Elgin High

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with setting fires in the restroom at a South Elgin high school.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

Police Generic

11 Teens Charged In Michigan Avenue Shoplifting Spree

Eleven teenagers have been arrested after they allegedly shoplifted merchandise from three stores on North Michigan Avenue on Wednesday.


Hoodie (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Suit: Mall Security Assaults Teenage Girls

According to a lawsuit, a trip to the Ford City Mall got ugly when three teenage girls were allegedly assaulted by security when one girl refused to take down the hood on her sweatshirt.