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Ten Years Since Girls’ Deaths, Suspect Awaits Trial

It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.


Byron Edwards (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 85 Years For 2008 Sexual Assault

Twenty-five-year-old Byron Edwards was sentenced on Thursday. He’d been convicted by a jury on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault for the November 2008 attack.


Leondo and LB Joseph are charged in a series of sexual assaults in Chicago. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Brothers Charged In Serial Rapes

Two brothers were being held without bond Wednesday, charged in a series of brutal sexual assaults dating back more than a decade.


Inmate Hopes DNA Tests Will Exonerate Him In North Chicago Murder

Forensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.


5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

New DNA Evidence Cited In Zion Baby Death Case

A new, “significant,” DNA report involving the murder of a 5-month-old baby from north suburban Zion last summer is being reviewed by prosecutors and defense attorneys for Demetries Thorpe, accused of murder in the case, but neither side was revealing information Monday morning.


Terrill Swift speaks to CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts about his wrongful conviction for the 1994 rape and murder of a prostitute. Swift, 17 at the time he was interrogated by police, says he was coerced into confessing with a promise he'd be able to go home if he admitted he did it. (Credit: CBS)

’60 Minutes’ Report: Feds Probing Chicago Police Interrogation Tactics

The U.S. Justice Department has been conducting an investigation into the interrogation practices at the Chicago Police Department, and “60 Minutes” is about to break the story wide open.

CBS 2–12/07/2012

Daniel Noe, of Peoria, went missing in 1978, after telling his parents he was hitchhiking from Washington state to the Chicago area to go back to college at Northwestern University. His family feared he had become a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, but DNA evidence confirmed he had died on a mountainside in Utah, where his body was found in 2010. (Photo Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Memorial Service To Be Held In 1978 Cold Case

Family members of an Illinois man who went missing 34 years ago will finally lay his remains to rest.



Lake County Prosecutors Dismiss 20-Year-Old Rape Case

Lake County prosecutors dismissed a 20-year-old rape case Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Balfour Defense Highlights Lack Of Physical Evidence In Hudson Murders

DNA evidence – or the lack of it – took center stage Wednesday at the trial of the man charged with killing three members of entertainer Jennifer Hudson’s family, as the defense shined a spotlight on the lack of physical evidence tying the alleged killer to the crime.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

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Prosecutors Drop Charges Against 4 Exonerated Men

Prosecutors have dropped charges against four men in a 1994 Chicago murder case.


Leonard Jamison, 46, is charged with burglarizing a car near the lakefront and police believe he burglarized several other vehicles after finding more than 100 gift cards, purses, wallets and numerous other stolen items in his home. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With Lakefront Car Burglary, Police Seek Other Victims

A West Side man has been charged with burglarizing a car near the lakefront on the South Side and police believe he burglarized several other vehicles after finding more than 100 gift cards, purses, wallets and numerous other stolen items in his home.


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Judge Tosses Convictions Of 4 Men In 1994 Murder, Orders New Trial

A Cook County judge has ordered a new trial for four men who had been convicted of raping and strangling a prostitute in Englewood 17 years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Gary Albert, 49, was charged with killing his teenage girlfriend in 1981 when she got pregnant. Prosecutors say he wanted her to tell her mother she was dating another boy or had been raped. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

State: Upset She Was Pregnant, Man Killed Girlfriend In 1981

A 49-year-old man went on trial Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death 30 years ago, after she told him she was pregnant and he tried to convince her to tell her mother she was dating another boy or that she had been raped.


Sally Katona-King (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Witnesses, DNA Evidence Led To Suspect In Katona-King’s Murder

She lost her life over an iPhone at a CTA train stop. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has exclusive new details about what led police to Sally Katona-King’s possible killer, a teenager who is being questioned in the case.

CBS 2–07/19/2011

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DNA Evidence May Clear Waukegan Murder Convict

A man who has spent 15 years in prison for murder might be cleared by DNA evidence.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Anthony Kemp

Man Indicted In 1983 Murder Of CTA Bus Driver

A convicted felon was indicted Wednesday in the 1983 murder of a CTA bus driver, a month after he was arrested when new DNA evidence linked him to the crime.


Anthony Kemp

DNA Evidence Leads To Charges In 1983 Murder

DNA evidence has led to a suspect in the murder of a CTA bus driver 28 years ago.


Marshall Smith

Man Charged With Raping 2 Teens

A 44-year-old Chicago man has been charged with raping two teenage girls after DNA evidence tied him to the attacks.