Loop Flood

On This Day 20 Years Ago: The Great Chicago Flood

On this day 20 years ago, an estimated 250 million gallons of Chicago River water poured through a crack into a little-used network of tunnels under the Loop, creating what is now known as the Great Chicago Flood.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Report: Evidence May Support 1992 Uptown Murder Convict’s Alibi

A man who has spent nearly half his life behind bars may not have been physically able to commit the murders for which he is in prison.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

John Wayne Gacy

CBS 2 Vault: John Wayne Gacy Speaks

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy spoke exclusively to CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson in 1992. Here is the revealing, and sometimes disturbing, story.

CBS 2–01/20/2012

Juan Rivera (CBS)

Prosecutor To Decide On Further Action After Inmate’s Tossed Conviction

Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller is expected to meet Monday with his appellate prosecutors to decide whether to pursue any further criminal action against Juan Rivera.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Daniel McCormack

Lawsuit: Archdiocese Knew About Pedophile Priest As Far Back As 1992

A new lawsuit claims that the Chicago Archdiocese knew as long ago as 1992 that an incarcerated former priest was molesting young boys, bud swept it under the rug until his arrest in 2006.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011