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David Chereck was 15 when he was strangled in January 1992.  (Photo courtesy Cook County Sherriff)

Suspect Arrested In L.A. For 1992 Murder Of Skokie Teen

A Los Angeles man who was a suspect in the 1992 murder of 15-year-old David Chereck, from Skokie, has been arrested in connection with the case.

07/24/2014

Murder victim Tammy Zywicki (Illinois State Police)

The Unsolved Tammy Zywicki Case: ‘Murder Is Forever,’ Says Former Investigator

A former state investigator believes he knows who killed Tammy Zywicki, more than two decades after the college student was abducted and murdered.

05/23/2014

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Investigator Dedicated To Identifying 7 Unknown Gacy Victims

On a day of another Gacy answer, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards looked at the Gacy questions: the known unknowns.

04/23/2014

Gary A. Warwick (Porter County Sheriff)

Murder Suspect Returned To Illinois To Face Trial

Gary Allyn Warwick, 62, of Portage, had signed a waiver of his rights to a formal hearing before appearing in Porter Superior Court via video link from the Porter County Jail.

09/17/2013

Gary A. Warwick (Porter County Sheriff)

Ind. Softball Coach Charged With Murder In 1972 Death Of Illinois Baby

Gary Allyn Warwick, 62, was arrested without incident at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Portage, Ind., according to the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force.

09/13/2013

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Police Digging At Wisconsin Site For Girl Missing For 66 Years

“It would really be nice to know really what did happen,” said Wayne Weckler, whose cousin, Georgia Jean Weckler, was last seen walking on a country road on May 1, 1947.

08/06/2013

Frank Buschauer (Credit: South Barrington Police)

Man Charged With Drowning Wife 13 Years Ago In South Barrington

Frank Buschauer, 65, of Pell Lake Wis., was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife Cynthia Hrisco, who was 47 when she drowned in her South Barrington home on Feb. 28, 2000.

04/26/2013

Fred Rogers pleaded guilty to a 1977 cold case: the murder of a Homewood teen. (Homewood Police Dept.)

1977 Murder Case Put To Rest With Guilty Plea, Sentence

More than 35 years after Kenny Hellstrom took his last breath as his mother cradled his bleeding body, a man admitted fatally stabbing the Homewood teen.

06/15/2012

Lane Bryant Massacre

Tinley Park Lane Bryant Massacre Remains Unsolved 4 Years Later

On this day four years ago, five women were shot to death in a Tinley Park Lane Bryant store. The gunman has never been found.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Holly Staker

Nearly 20 Years Later, Girl’s Murder Investigation Begins Anew

Waukegan police have re-opened the nearly 20-year-old investigation into the rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Prosecutor: Suspect In 1957 Murder To Return To Illinois Soon

The DeKalb County prosecutor said Tuesday that the man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl could be sent back to Illinois within weeks.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Alma Mendez (family handout to CBS)

COLD CASE FILES: Suburban Mom Murdered While Jogging

Alma Mendez went for a run in October 2007 on a Chicago Heights trail and never returned. Her sisters want help in solving her violent death.

03/07/2011

Deontae Smith

Mom Seeking Answers In Son’s 2009 Murder

A Chicago mother was going door-to-door in the Englewood neighborhood Saturday, hoping to find justice for her son who was gunned down more than a year ago.

CBS 2–10/09/2010