He was a boxer in his native Belize. But the father, with a pacemaker, was no match for a man who punched him, costing him his life.
Joseph Firek, 59, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and a hate crime for allegedly battering 59-year-old Michael Tingling in the 7100 block of North Clark Street Wednesday afternoon. The stress from the fight led to Tingling’s eventual death.
A black family in Mount Prospect is suing their white neighbor – accusing her of harassing and terrorizing them for the past five years.
The mayor of Waukegan said Thursday an arrest is imminent in a spate of vandalizations of north suburban houses of worship.
On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov broke the story about a 14-year-old student who was charged with a hate crime against a fellow classmate.
Police are calling it a robbery, but the family of an 18-year-old murder victim says his death wasn’t about money or valuables.
A 47-year-old Tinley Park man is accused of a hate crime, after he allegedly attacked an African American man working on a house in his neighborhood on Sunday.
A self-avowed white supremacist who has already served time for a hate crime was charged Wednesday with trying to set fire to the home of his Joliet neighbors – an African-American family with eight children.
Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.
A former Elmhurst College student has been convicted of a hate crime, for carving racist epithets outside a dorm at the school.
A teen charged with a hate crime in Oak Park says he attacked and beat up his victim because he was angry about the Trayvon Martin case.
A suburban college student was beaten at Illinois State University over the weekend and he said he was targeted because he was gay.
An African-American teenager says he was attacked, strangled with a noose and racially taunted by three white youths because of his relationship with a suspect’s family member.
A 23-year-old downstate man appears before a judge in Champaign for a bond hearing Thursday, one day after he allegedly stabbed a University of Illinois College of Law faculty member in the neck.
One of three teens charged with a hate crime for making derogatory statements and threatening a man near Millennium Park last summer was sentenced to two years’ probation on Wednesday.
An Oswego man will spend the next two years in prison, after admitting to attacking and brutally beating another man because he was gay.
Bond was set at $50,000 for two teens charged along with a juvenile with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park.
The victim says he was accosted by three individuals Thursday night near Millennium Park, and police say the comments they made violated the state’s hate-crime law.
An Illinois football player arrested in an attack that police say may have been motivated by the victims’ sexual orientation has a previous felony conviction for cocaine possession.
Was the vandalism of 51 floats for the Gay Pride Parade this past weekend a hate crime?