Why Is Chicago A Murder Capital? Clues From A Bloody MonthAn analysis of the August toll shows more clearly than ever who's dying in the Chicago slaughter and what's behind it.
Chicago Woman, Sister Found Dead At Resort In SeychellesA Chicago woman and her sister are the subjects of a mysterious death investigation at a luxurious resort on an island paradise off the East African coast.
Second Fatal Shooting In 7 Hours On Eisenhower ExpresswayIllinois State Police are investigating another fatal shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway, less than seven hours after a man was killed and a woman was critically wounded when they were shot on the Eisenhower less than a mile away.
Man Found Not Guilty In 2014 Chatham Porch MurderA 36-year-old man has been released from jail after he was acquitted of a 2014 murder in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Teacher Carjacked Outside School In Auburn GreshamPolice said the 29-year-old woman was attacked outside Perspectives Middle Academy charter school at 81st and May streets as she arrived for work around 6 a.m.
1 Dead, More Than 100 Hurt When Commuter Train Crashes In New Jersey At least one person died, and more than 100 people were injured when a commuter train in New Jersey crashed into a wall after entering a station in Hoboken on Thursday.
Mayor Plans To Buy Hundreds Of New Squad Cars For CPDMayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the City Council to approve $25 million in new borrowing to purchase about 600 new squad cars for the Chicago Police Department, to provide vehicles for the nearly 1,000 new police officers he plans to hire over the next two years.
1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Eisenhower Expressway ShootingIllinois State Police said the shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. in the outbound lanes of the Eisenhower near Laramie Avenue.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Settles Chicago Heights Lawsuit For $15 MillionA federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction.
Man Shot In Brighton ParkAbout 4:23 a.m., the 20-year-old was sitting in his parked vehicle in the 3000 block of West 39th when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot him in the arm, according to Chicago Police.
Convicted Hillside Sex Offender Deemed ‘Sexually Violent’ By JuryLawrence Schauer, 63, has been ruled sexually violent and must remain in the custody of IDHS for treatment following a one-day DuPage County trial, according to a statement from the Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.
1 Dead, 7 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across ChicagoA man fatally shot someone who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police.

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