Attempted Armed Robbery
Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.
A man who beat a woman with his belt after she refused to give him money appeared on court on Monday to face charges in the attack.
A man charged in connection with 16 armed robberies since last month allegedly was trying to get himself killed by police, because he was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend.
Bond was set at $250,000 for a man who was subdued by an off-duty Chicago Police officer after attempting to rob a gas station with a BB gun Friday night in the West Loop.
A 24-year-old man has been charged in the murder of an off-duty Chicago cop who was shot and killed a year ago, about a month before he was set to retire.