If you were the victim of a vicious beating prompted by bigotry, could you forgive the assailant? That is the subject of an Oscar-nominated film that will be screened in Chicago on Monday night.
Charges have been upgraded to murder against a 64-year-old man whose wife died three days after a beating in their home in northwest suburban Huntley.
Two men, who police tracked through a stolen iPhone, have been charged with beating and robbing a man Wednesday night during an argument over gas money in west suburban Oak Brook.
Steven Blanchard, 26, who was charged with first-degree murder, is accused of being the triggerman who killed Leroy Griffin. He was ordered held without bail during a brief appearance before Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.
A man is facing a felony charge of beating a police officer after he was among three people arrested in the Loop Wednesday afternoon while protesting the decision of a Missouri grand jury to not charge a Ferguson police officer with fatally shooting an unarmed 18-year-old black man.
During the fight at a Loop garage with Joseph E. Baskins of Country Club Hills, the Chicago police sergeant pulled his gun. Another man kicked the gun away.
A man who turned himself in to police in south suburban Harvey on Saturday in connection with the beating and robbery of an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant was released Sunday without charges, officials said.
Video showing a 13-year-old being beaten on his way to school has surfaced and the boy’s outraged parents say school officials put him in danger. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has their story in this Original Report.
The 57-year-old was at a tailgate before the game a few minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday in Section 1E of the McCormick Place parking lot when he got into an argument that turned physical, police said. The man was discovered “incapacitated” near his SUV with blunt trauma to the head and face,
A South Shore man was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly beat his girlfriend and her son early Monday before throwing her 8-month-old daughter from a moving vehicle, which then ran the baby over in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.
Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer were arrested Tuesday, after a taxi driver found the body of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack inside a bloody suitcase the couple allegedly left in his cab.
Charged with first-degree murder are Mark A. Ballard of Romeoville, 42, and a 15-year-old suspect, Romeoville police said. Bond was set at $5 million and $1 million respectively.
A southwest suburban man was beaten to death with baseball bats Sunday morning after confronting a group of teens for stealing his son’s skateboard several days earlier.
A Morton Grove woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carbondale, the city’s police chief, and the man she believes killed her 19-year-old son in February.
Marco Alvarado, 21, is charged two counts of murder and one count of robbery in connection with the April 28, 2014 beating death of Jacob Klepacz, authorities said.
Police said Walter Watkins’ sister stopped by his house Tuesday morning to bring him breakfast, and noticed evidence of a break-in. She found her Watkins inside, suffering from head injuries.
Police said the boy was held in the basement of an Albany Park barber shop for a week; handcuffed to a table saw, and regularly beaten with a belt.
A manhunt was underway Tuesday morning for a parolee accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home over the weekend and beating her.
Dozens of Chicago police officers descended a home in the 3500 block of West 79th Place, after receiving reports of people shot shortly before 9 a.m.
The boys have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.