Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Teen Whose Sister Attended Obama Gun Violence Speech

Murder charges have been filed against a man in connection with the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, 18, who was gunned down Friday just hours after her sister stood on stage with President Barack Obama as he delivered an address against violence.


Michael D. Johnson (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Man Charged After Woman Killed On Bishop Ford

A downstate man with a long criminal past has been charged in the death of a woman who was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway.


Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams, suspects in murder of Hadiya Pendleton

2 Charged In Hadiya Pendleton’s Murder

Two Chicago men have been charged with the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old high school honor student who was gunned down at a Kenwood neighborhood park late last month, only days after marching at President Obama’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

Jason Logsdon (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Evanston Man Charged As ‘Bad Hair Bandit’

An Evanston man has been charged with robbing nearly a dozen hair salons, authorities announced on Wednesday.


Alexander Villa (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged In Fatal NW Side Hit-And-Run

The mother of a man killed in a North Side car accident said Wednesday that she’s glad the other driver is facing justice on a felony charge of leaving the scene without calling the police.


Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Judge In Vanecko Case Has Ties To Daley, Will Step Down If Asked

The nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges in the 2004 death of a young man during a fight on the near North Side.


Virginia  Dinucci

Woman With Over 90 Animals In Home Charged With Cruelty

Bond was set at $1,000 for a northwest suburban woman who kept nearly 100 animals — dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, some of them deceased — in a home until they were discovered late last month.


Michael Izeta (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Elderly Pedestrian

Bond was set at $350,000 Sunday for the driver in a hit-and-run incident Friday morning that critically injured an elderly pedestrian in the Uptown neighborhood.


David Skeberdis, 57, checks a cage of birds he removed from his house in Aurora. Officials estimated there are 300 birds inside his home, which has been declared a nuisance due to high mold levels from the bird feces and piles of trash inside. (Credit: CBS)

Aurora Bird Hoarder Charged With Misdemeanor Offense

The Class-B misdemeanor of “companion animal hoarding” carries a potential jail sentence of up to six months and $1,500 in fines, Aurora officials say.


New Trier High School

New Trier Students Charged In ‘Sexting’ Case

Six male students at New Trier High School have been charged in a case involving photos sent through e-mail and text messages.


File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Father Charged With Accidentally Shooting His Son

The father of a 17-year-old boy who was accidentally shot as the two struggled for control of a handgun at their Rogers Park home has been charged in connection with the incident.


Chicago police investigate after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on the 4000 block of South Lake Park Avenue on Sept. 26, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Boy, 14, Charged With Killing Older Teen In Oakland Neighborhood

A 14-year-old boy stands charged with the murder of a boy three years older, who was gunned down while walking with friends in the Oakland neighborhood earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

Mia Graci Thompson, a 3-week-old girl, was the subject of an Amber Alert on Sept. 27, 2012, Illinois State Police said. (Credit:

Mom Charged In False Amber Alert, Abandoning Baby

Officials in Stark County, Illinois have charged the mother of a 3-week old in the child’s disappearance yesterday, that caused an Amber Alert.


Cop Faces Felony Charges For Alleged Sex In Jail

A Chicago police officer is facing a number of felony charges after allegedly having sex with a prisoner he promised to release from a lockup.


Wesley Woodson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Gunman Didn’t Even Know Who Evanston Boy Was

A suspect has been charged in the shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy on the west side of Evanston last weekend.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Police eradicated nearly 1,500 marijuana plants downstate. (Credit: KAMEG)

Police Bust $7 Million Pot-Growing Operation; Two Chicago Men Charged

Exposure of a $7 million marijuana growing operation downstate has led to drug charges against two Chicago men.


Antonio Olivier. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With Stabbing, Robbery Of Cab Driver In Park Ridge

A North Side man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing and robbery of a cab driver in Park Ridge.


Alprentiss Nash. (Credit: Department Of Corrections)

Prosecutors Dropping Murder Charges Against Man Jailed For 17 Years

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will dismiss criminal charges against a Chicago man in a 17-year-old murder case.


Keith Estes, left, and Johnathan Perkins, both 18, are charged in the shooting death of Wheaton athlete Megan Boken in St. Louis. (St. Louis Police Dept.)

Suspects In Volleyball Player’s Murder Face More Charges

The two cousins charged in the death of a former St. Louis University volleyball player from Wheaton are now facing more charges for another crime.



Illinois Tollway Apologizing For Bogus I-Pass Charges

You need to take a close look at your account, if you use a tollway I-PASS. Drivers with certain license plate numbers are finding they are being charged for other people’s tolls.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012