From Chicago Tribune:
Girl, 14, shot to death in North Chicago (09\06\10)
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl from Highwood in North Chicago early Sunday. Adriana Avila, of the 0-99 block of Walker Avenue in Highwood, was shot in the chest once and pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 1500 block of Victory Avenue, said Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller.
The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately known. Calls to North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, which also is investigating the incident, were not returned. North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham said he couldn't provide details of the incident, but said that no one was in custody, as far as he knew. "I give my condolences to the family for this most unfortunate incident," he said. "As the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and our department work the case, I would just hope that someone steps up" as a witness in the case.
At her Highwood apartment Adriana's older sister Denisse Avila said she went to a party at the North Chicago house with friends without the knowledge of their mother. "She just said she was going to her friend's. They must have invited her to the party," Denisse Avila said. "She pretty much told me what she was doing, even if she didn't tell my mom. We were really close." Adriana was dropped off by a friend at a street corner near the family's Highwood apartment, then was picked up a group of older teens who likely took her to North Chicago. Adriana had been grounded "forever" earlier this summer for hanging out with older kids, and was "forbidden" from going to North Chicago specifically, her sister said.
"She was warned so many times about choosing friends that were older kids," Denisse Avila said. "She was just a kid. They should never have taken her over there." Adriana was the second of four siblings and a popular student in the freshman class at Highland Park High School, which she started attending about two weeks ago. Funeral arrangements are pending at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home in Highland Park. - Andy Grimm and Andrew L. Wang
(Note: I know this isn't considered an unsolved case, but right now there aren't any suspects in custody in Adriana's case, plus I couldn't find a place to post this. Second, sorry about the underlined words. I couldn't get rid of them.)