Madeline Buckley,

Madeline Buckley

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Madeline:

Reported suicide attempts among black teens have spiked since 1991, study shows, raising concerns about availability of mental health care

Suicide attempts that were self-reported by black teens have spiked since 1991, even as their peers in other groups have experienced a downward trend or remained unchanged, according to a new study. → Read More

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: ‘I never thought and never said the shooting of Laquan McDonald was justified’

Chicago police officials held a press conference Saturday. → Read More

Monday will likely be the only dry period in coming days, weather service says

Meteorologists predict that periods of showers and thunderstorms will move through the area every day through Wednesday, except on Monday, which will see warm and humid weather with predicted highs of about 88 degrees. → Read More

Financial toll of priest sex abuse on Chicago Archdiocese? $220 million and climbing

A lawyer who has represented more than 150 victims of priest sex abuse in the Chicago area said the archdiocese has paid $80 million to his clients alone since 2001. → Read More

Lawsuit: Data breach at publishing giant compromised data on a million students, including tens of thousands in Chicago area

An Illinois woman and her daughter filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against education publishing giant Pearson, accusing the British-owned company of negligently handling student data and causing a data breach that compromised the personal information of nearly one million students in 13 states, including tens of thousands in the Chicago area. → Read More

R. Kelly was written up for refusing to take a cellmate at federal jail in Chicago: ‘I was told I didn’t have to take a cellie’

After R. Kelly was jailed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago last month on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges, the disgraced musician was written up for refusing to take a cellmate, according to newly disclosed prison records. → Read More

11-year-old ‘Yummy’ Sandifer was on the run for killing a teenage girl. Then he was killed by his own gang in a Chicago story that shocked the nation 25 years ago.

There was a moment when it appeared 11-year-old Robert “Yummy” Sandifer might escape with his life. → Read More

Cook County prosecutors seek to raise bond on R. Kelly even though he’s already in custody on federal charges

In the first court hearing in Cook County since R. Kelly was charged in separate federal indictments in Chicago and New York, prosecutors at the Leighton Criminal Court Building asked a judge to boost bail for the musician in light of the new charges. → Read More

A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased’

A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased.’ → Read More

‘I’m going to kill someone, or someone will kill me’: How a Southwest Side bungalow became a refuge from violent street life

Young men find refuge from street violence in red brick bungalow on a quiet Southwest Side street. → Read More

Woman, 22, slashed in face and neck on street near DePaul University fought back, foiled sexual assault

A 22-year-old woman was found with her neck and face slashed near DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus. → Read More

2 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash on Stevenson

A wrong-way crash on the Stevenson Expressway on Saturday morning left two people dead and two injured, police said. → Read More

Counties going back decades to collect debts: ‘Illinois is so broke, they’re having to track down people from the ’80s’

Illinois county clerks say they are outsourcing collections to save money while bringing in needed revenue they are owed. → Read More

Documents from R. Kelly divorce, child custody fight to be unsealed as early as Monday

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that the vast majority of records in singer R. Kelly’s court fight over child support with his ex-wife will be made public as soon as Monday. → Read More

Police: Woman sexually assaulted near Millennium Park after chasing phone snatcher

A woman reported she was sexually assaulted after she chased a man from the Loop to near Millennium Park after he snatched her phone, according to Chicago police. → Read More

Family: Niece of woman killed by CTA train fatally shot over Fourth of July weekend ‘wasn’t just another gunshot victim'

Brandy Martin learned that barely a week after her sister was killed by a CTA train while retrieving a cellphone, her 22-year-old daughter was gunned down in street violence. → Read More

Man charged in stabbing, sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

Isaiha Nevitt, 19, was arrested on July 3, 2019 in the 700 block of E. 111th Street and charged with stabbing and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Moran Park last month. → Read More

Summit of mental health experts recommends reforms after cluster of suicides by Chicago cops

After a cluster of suicides in the Chicago Police Department, mental health experts have come up with recommendations to improve the department's mental health programs. → Read More

Ex-gang members and concerned neighbors say they need help from new mayor to fight violence in Chicago

As the calendar approaches Memorial Day weekend, generally thought to mark the beginning of summer gun violence, violence programming is at a critical point. → Read More

Gunman who fired at police, sparking West Side shootout dies

One person was shot after a gun battle with Chicago police officers. → Read More