A man charged with killing two girls in north suburban Zion was preparing to go on trial Monday in a separate slaying in Virginia.
Ricardo Harris walked into an Oak Lawn liquor store on May 13, 1999 and shot four people with a handgun, killing two employees and wounding two sisters, leaving them for dead.
A former death row inmate who was cleared of a double homicide in a re-trial five years ago was denied his “certificate of innocence” Tuesday after a judge issued a lengthy ruling doubting his credibility.
Will County Judge Gerald Kinney ordered the evaluation Monday for Joshua Miner, 25, at the urging of Miner’s defense attorney.
A man was arrested Friday and charged with the May shooting deaths of two men in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Relatives said the couple had been separated for four years. The girl’s father apparently followed his wife and daughter to Chicago after the girl visited him in Miami for a week.
Investigators spent the night at Evanston Pipe & Tobacco, after 38-year-old Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem and 34-year-old Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem were found in the basement.
A Latin Kings street gang member will serve 25 years in prison in connection with his part in the double homicide outside a Griffith restaurant in February 2007.
An 18-year-old man is being held on $7 million bail for a Tuesday gang shooting that left two teens dead and another wounded.
Five people were shot to death between Thursday night and early Friday morning in the city of Chicago, including two men whose bodies were found outside a South Deering neighborhood car wash.