Denzell Walker escaped the medium-security Illinois Youth Center, at 3825 Campton Hills Dr., around 10 p.m., according to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
The Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s office was reviewing mountains of evidence, as authorities try to piece together exactly how a convicted killer escaped the county jail, and made it to Chicago before he was captured.
Officers responding to a call of a suspicious person about 9 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Stony Island found escapee Kamron T. Taylor, who led them on a brief foot chase, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a convicted killer who escaped from a Kankakee jail earlier this week.
A massive manhunt continued early Thursday in central Illinois, a day after a 23-year-old convicted killer escaped from a Kankakee County jail by overpowering a guard and donning his uniform.
A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.
Marcus Battice was captured around 7:30 a.m., about 3.5 miles away from the Vandalia prison, according to IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer.
An inmate who escaped from Gary Police turned himself in Saturday afternoon, according to a Gary Police spokesperson.
Three veteran Palos Hills police officers were being honored Thursday for the capture of Kenneth Conley, one of two federal prisoners who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in December, using a rope made of bedsheets.
The FBI has expanded its search for a convicted bank robber who is still on the lam nearly two weeks after escaping the federal jail in downtown Chicago.
The FBI said Wednesday they believe Kenneth Conley, the federal inmate who – along with his cellmate – made a dramatic escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center last week has likely left the Chicago area.
Police in west suburban Riverside are on the lookout for a former resident who escaped a Wisconsin jail last month.