Not only did Amy Pherigo look the other way as her boyfriend was beating her 4-year-old son severely, but she kept the boy inside and put make-up on him so others could not see the bruises, according to prosecutors.
Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was sentenced Tuesday to more than 2 ½ years in jail for abusing and threatening his estranged wife.
Milton Bradley, 35, was convicted after a four-week trial of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is among those expected to speak at a weekend summit sponsored by the Illinois State Crime Commission.
The former soccer player is one of four onetime students who are suing amid allegations that sexual abuse occurred on multiple occasions.
Goldine Williams was ordered held Thursday in lieu of $200,000 bond on charges of aggravated battery to a child.
There are more than 70 alleged abuse cases from Illinois — the earliest from 1960, the latest 1985.
If you had any doubts state lawmakers played favorites when awarding free state college scholarships over the years, doubt no more.
Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.
A Brookfield man stands accused of neglecting the medical needs of his bedridden wife for years, refusing to even purchase a proper bed or basic first aid products while spending his wife’s disability checks.
A west suburban Aurora man has been charged in connection with the abuse of a 3-year-old boy.
Chicago Police detectives are questioning the mother of an 11-month-old baby who was taken to a hospital with extensive injuries.
Another push is underway to eliminate the frequently-abused legislative scholarships that state lawmakers are allowed to hand out to students in their districts.
A Wicker Park man is facing charges after a neighbor reportedly saw him dragging a puppy down a sidewalk this morning.
A Chicago man and a 13-year-old boy are facing numerous charges after allegedly posting videos of themselves torturing puppies on YouTube.
The Will County State’s Attorney has a new employee. He’s a 3-year-old, 63-pound Labrador Retriever named Jackson.
Paul Smith, the man who is seen being roughly treated by a North Chicago police officer in surveillance video, is speaking out for the first time.
When unexplained bruising appeared on one of a Lincoln Park family’s infant twin boys, their doctor suggested installing a home surveillance system — a hidden “nanny cam,” police say.
A Chicago animal rights group went undercover at a North Carolina turkey farm, and what they found was shocking and severe enough to warrant the attention of police.
Vernon D. Widener, 55, and Tina Louise Graham, 40, both of Lowell, Ind., allegedly abused Graham’s teen son between August 2008 and January 2011.