Police Investigate Possibility Of Tainted Heroin After Spike In OverdosesThe Chicago Fire Department said paramedics saw heroin overdoses skyrocket this week. In a span of 24 hours, at least 23 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side. So far, one of those victims has died.
Slain Fox Lake Police Officer Was Shot With His Own WeaponLake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was shot twice with his own weapon -- once on the right front side of his protective vest, and once in the upper chest. However, Filenko said gunshot residue tests were inconclusive in determining whether Gliniewicz fired the weapon.
DA: No Evidence Tampered With In Patrick Kane Case; Investigation Is Ongoing“The forensic evidence in this case was not tampered with, nor was it compromised,” Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said at a news conference in Buffalo late Friday morning. “We believe that a person — the complainant’s mother — has engaged in an elaborate hoax.”
Rockford Police Check Possible Link Between Garfield Park Remains, Missing ToddlerPolice are checking to see if the child’s remains found in the Garfield Park lagoon over the Labor Day weekend might belong to a Rockford toddler reported missing last week.
County Official Disputes Attorney's Claim That Evidence Bag Was Tampered With In Patrick Kane Rape InvestigationThis is a stunning twist in the Kane rape investigation.
Texas Grand Jury Could Get Sandra Bland Case Next MonthAssistant Attorney General Seth Byron Dennis told a federal judge that the findings of the Texas Rangers' investigation of the arrest of Sandra Bland would be turned over to the Waller County district attorney, then submitted to a grand jury "probably mid to late October" to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.
Retired Cop Charged With Threats In Fox Lake Case Released On BondA retired Chicago police officer made an unsuccessful bid for reduced bail Tuesday morning, on charges he threatened Lake County officials investigating the shooting death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz.
Police Release Sketch Of Toddler In Garfield Park Lagoon CaseChicago police have released a sketch of the toddler whose severed head, hands, and feet were found in the Garfield Park lagoon over the weekend.
Three Bodies, "Other Remains" Found In Garage In RiverdaleThe discovery of human remains on the property of a home in south suburban Riverdale has taken an eerie twist, and Illinois State Police have taken over the investigation.
Police Go Door-To-Door As Lagoon Drained In Probe Of Child's Dismembered BodyChicago police continued to drain the Garfield Park lagoon on Wednesday, searching for more evidence after a child’s severed head, hands, and feet were found in the water over the weekend. Officers also were going door to door in the neighborhood, to try and gather information that might help them solve the mystery.
Police: Three Men Spotted On Fox Lake Video Not Involved In Cop's DeathPolice in north suburban Lake County said Tuesday the three men recorded on various surveillance cameras near the scene of a police officer's slaying last week were not involved in the fatal shooting.
Police Draining Garfield Park Lagoon After Child's Body Parts DiscoveredPolice began draining the lagoon at Garfield Park as investigators continue their probe of the death of a child whose body parts were found there over the weekend.