Concussion Diagnoses For Illinois Kids Up 83 PercentNew data show that the percentage of Illinois youth diagnosed with concussions grew by 83 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Deadline Looms For Youth Summer Jobs ProgramChicagoans from 14 to 24 have until Friday to apply for the One Summer Chicago program. CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports.
2 Investigators: Schools Using Football Helmets With Low Safety Ratings2 Investigator Dave Savini took helmets belonging to a middle-school player and had them tested at a Virginia lab. The outcome raises concerns for many young players.
President To Recognize Chicago Program For At-Risk YouthThe Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Crowds Pay Respects To Hadiya Pendleton During VisitationFuneral directors on Friday held the visitation for the 15-year-old Chicago teen who performed at President Obama's inauguration festivities only to be gunned down days later on the South Side.
Emanuel Becomes Emotional As He Discusses Challenges Facing Chicago YouthIt happened when CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asked the mayor about his own experiences growing up in Chicago.
Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash MobsFlash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
Gun Violence Leaves 4 More Chicago Youth WoundedFour youngsters are among the latest victims caught in Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.
Preckwinkle Funnels Extra $120K To Youth Summer Jobs ProgramCook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle said county officials have found more money to add to a summer jobs program for youths in high-crime neighborhoods.
Jackson: Structure, Activity For Youth Is Answer To Stopping MobsThe Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday said more structure and activity for Chicago youth could go a long way to prevent the teenage mob violence that has been seen in the city in recent weeks.