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Guilty Verdict In 2004 Zion Double-Homicide Case

A jury convicted a north suburban Zion man of double homicide after deliberating for about four hours Friday, June 7.


An elderly Burbank couple was murdered earlier this week. (CBS)

Elderly Man, Woman Found Dead In Burbank Were Shot And Stabbed

The victims—identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 79-year-old Peter Mountain and 80-year-old Sally Lopez—were found unresponsive in a bedroom, according to police.


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Two Men Shot To Death In Second Double-Homicide Of The Day

Two men were killed on the West Side Thursday afternoon in the Chicago’s second double-homicide shooting of the day.


Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Death Of Man Beaten, Stunned By Police Ruled Homicide

The new Lake County Coroner has revised the finding of his predecessor, ruling the death of a man who was shocked with a police stun gun and allegedly beaten by police to be a homicide.



Man Dies After West Town Shooting

A man died Saturday after being shot in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.


Chicago police investigate, after a 40-year-old man was shot and killed outside a convenience store in the 4900 block of West Augusta Boulevard on Dec. 27, 2012. The murder brought the city's homicide total for the year to 500. (Credit: CBS)

Police: City Hits 500 Murders in 2012

The shooting death of a 40-year-old man on the West Side was the city’s 500th murder this year, city officials said Friday after initially disagreeing on the tally.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

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Elderly South Side Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide

Della Cotton, of the 400 block of West Marquette Road, was found decomposed in her home, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.


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Man Found Shot Dead Near Evanston High School

A 23-year-old Evanston man was fatally shot in the head, his body left in a rear alley just north of Evanston High School.


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Authorities: Body Found In NW Ind. Is Calumet City Woman

Lake County Coroner Merrilee D. Frey says Gena Chiodo’s decomposed body exhibited signs of “external and internal traumatic injuries due to assault, including multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries.”


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Death Of Teen Shot In Struggle Over Gun With Dad Ruled Homicide

The death of a Rogers Park teen who was shot in the head last week when he and his father were struggling over a handgun has been ruled a homicide, an autopsy on Saturday found.


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Doctor Who Ruled Savio’s Death A Homicide Speaks Out About Peterson Trial

The pathologist who ruled Kathleen Savio was the victim of a homicide after authorities reopened their investigation into her death said being skeptical was the key to determining it was no simple accident.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Highland Park Teen Charged With Homicide In Death Of Little Girl

A Highland Park teenager was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide after she struck and killed a five-year-old girl.


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Doctor Testifies At Peterson Trial About Conflicting Savio Autopsies

For a second day, the focus in the Drew Peterson murder trial has been the two autopsies that came to different conclusions about Kathleen Savio’s death, and the judge has had to tell the lawyers to stop bickering in front of jurors.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

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Woman Found Stabbed To Death; Search For Her Boyfriend Ends With His Death

A Merrillville, Ind. military veteran was discovered stabbed to death in her home after police did a welfare check Friday.


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Woman Fatally Shot, Man Injured In Attempted Suicide In Westchester

A 29-year-old woman was killed and a man was injured in an accompanying attempted suicide in Westchester Sunday morning.


Ronald Susek, retired Melrose Park police sergeant.

Investigation Continues Into Shooting Death Of Retired Melrose Park Cop

Former Melrose Park police Sgt. Ronald Susek was fatally shot in the backyard of his home on June 14.


A 29-year-old man was fatally shot at this Waukegan Burger King restaurant. (CBS)

Man Shot Dead At Waukegan Burger King

Police said the fatal shooting of the 29-year-old victim happened during some kind of an altercation in the parking lot.


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Missing Racine Girl, Father Found In Chicago; Mother Slain

A missing 2-year-old girl from Racine, Wis., was found with her father on the city’s Southeast Side Wednesday morning, after the girl’s mother was killed in a homicide.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

A 60-year-old man died in a fire at at 4246 W. 63rd St. Officials said the fire appeared suspicious. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Death In Suspicious Westlawn Fire Ruled A Homicide

The death of a 60-year-old man killed in a Saturday morning arson at his Southwest Side apartment has been ruled a homicide.


Country Club Hills police investigate a double homicide at a townhouse complex Saturday. (CBS)

Two Found Shot To Death In Country Club Hills

The bodies of two people were found shot to death inside their home in Country Club Hills early Saturday, and family members said a relative was in police custody.