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Christopher Harris

Third Man Convicted In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

A Cook County jury convicted the gunman in the fatal drive-by shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez of murder and attempted murder after nearly seven hours of deliberation late Wednesday night

10/10/2013

James Ealy

Ealy Gets Life In Prison For Killing Burger King Manager

James Ealy strangled Mary Hutchinson, a 45-year-old wife and mother, after forcing her to open the safe as she was preparing to open the former Burger King store in Lindenhurst.

10/09/2013

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Rapist’s Appeal Will Stay In Cook County

Stanley Wrice has claimed he was tortured into a false confession and his attorneys have subpoenaed former Mayor Richard M. Daley to testify in a post-conviction appeal.

09/27/2013

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Ex-Naperville Police Commander Gets 18 Months For Embezzlement

James S. Bedell served 23 years as a Naperville police officer, and later became chief of police in downstate Edwardsville, where he embezzled nearly $140,000 from city coffers to bankroll a gambling addiction.

09/20/2013

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convict Who Claims Police Torture Wants Case Moved Out Of Cook County

Lawyers for a man who has spent 31 years in prison for a rape he claims he did not commit have requested the case be moved out of Cook County, after the judge hearing the politically-charged case recused herself.

09/11/2013

Jesus Zambrano (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Second Man Convicted Of 2009 Killing In Joliet

A jury deliberated for about six hours before finding Jesus Zambrano, 23, guilty of one count of first-degree murder for killing Robert Gooch on May 22, 2009.

08/21/2013

Jereme Richmond (Credit: Lake County)

Former Illini Basketball Player Convicted Of Threatening Probation Officer

The harassment charges resulted from alleged verbal threats and shooting gestures Jereme Richmond made after he became upset when his probation officer wouldn’t let him take a make-up drug test instead of requiring him to appear in cour

08/09/2013

Timothy Moore (left) and Cortez Lyons (right) were convicted of armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault in the 2006 rape and robbery of three teenage girls in Maywood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Men Get 120 Years For 2006 Rape, Robbery Of Teen Girls

Cortez Lyons, 25, and Timothy Moore, 26, were charged with armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault for the attack on three teens in a Maywood alley in 2006.

08/08/2013

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Teen Convicted Of Shooting 11-Year-Old Boy Last Year

A Cook County judge on Tuesday found a South Side teenager guilty of shooting and wounding an 11-year-boy looking for snakes with his friends.

07/31/2013

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Man Gets Life Sentence For 2004 Double Homicide

Zion resident Marcus Brown received a sentence of natural life in prison Monday for the 2004 double homicide of two North Chicago residents, including one who lingered in a paralyzed state for five years prior to her death.

07/30/2013

Wayne Weinke Jr. has been convicted of killing his mother, 77-year-old Gloria Weinke, after the two argued over family assets in 2006. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Park Ridge Man Convicted Of Killing Mother, 77

A middle-aged Park Ridge man was convicted Tuesday of murdering his mother by throwing her over a railing and down stairs after the pair argued over family assets.

05/29/2013

Johnny Borizov (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Johnny Borizov Convicted In Darien Triple Murder Trial

Johnny Borizov was found guilty of plotting to kill three members of his ex-girlfriend’s family three years ago in Darien.

05/14/2013

A tow truck in action. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Convicted For Extorting Tow Truck Drivers

A Chicago Police officer who allegedly sought and received extortion payments from tow truck drivers for steering vehicle tows from accident scenes was convicted on Friday as part of the FBI’s Operation Tow Scam corruption probe.

05/10/2013

Richard Strum has been convicted of reckless homicide in a crash that killed a mother and son in Jefferson Park in 2011. Authorities said he was driving with marijuana in his system. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted In Jefferson Park Crash That Killed Mother, Son

Richard Strum went behind the wheel of his Ford Mustang while he had marijuana in his system and crashed into Claudia Delia’s Honda Civic while it was parked at Austin and Sunnyside avenues in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, Cook County prosecutors said.

05/10/2013

Ex-doctor Ricardo Arze, 53, of Berwyn, was convicted of criminal sexual assault. (Berwyn Police Dept.)

Former Doctor Gets 13 Years For Raping Patient

A jury convicted Arze of criminal sexual assault in May 2012 for the attack on a 48-year-old woman in his Berwyn office.

04/15/2013

Sedrick Ballard (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney's office)

Man Convicted Of Punching 5-Year-Old In Groin

A former northwest suburban man was convicted Friday of punching his ex-girlfriend’s 5-year-old son in the groin multiple times and severely injuring the boy in 2011.

04/12/2013

Amanda Bach, 19, went missing on Sept. 15, 2011. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Dustin McCowan Convicted Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Amanda Bach

19-year-old Amanda Bach was shot and killed two years ago. Now a jury convicted her ex-boyfriend Dustin McCowan of murder.

02/27/2013

Fredrick Goings (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Mother Of Eddy Curry’s Slain Ex: Killer’s Conviction ‘Was Elation’

A day after a 40-year-old attorney was convicted of killing former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry’s ex-girlfriend and 10-month-old daughter, the woman’s mother was urging other victims of domestic abuse to take charge of their lives.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2013

A man and a woman wearing nun masks robbed a bank in south suburban Palos Heights on May 29, 2011. (Credit: FBI)

Judge Dons Nun Costume Before Convicting ‘Nun On The Run’ Bank Robbery Suspect

Judge Matthew Kennelly wore the nun costume to test out Navahcia Edwards’ defense that the May 2011 heist of a TCF Bank she worked at in south suburban Palos Heights was in fact carried out by a white robber, not an African-American like her.

02/07/2013

Convicted killer Steven Robbins is taken back into custody on Feb. 1, 2013, two days after Cook County authorities mistakenly set him free. He had been brought to Cook County from Indiana, where he was serving a 60-year sentence for murder, and was not supposed to go free until 2029 at the earliest. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Mistakenly Released Killer Back In Custody

Authorities have captured a convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released from the Cook County Jail earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2013

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