Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois LawAn Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.
Commission: Remove Juveniles From Sex Offender RegistriesRequiring juveniles to register as sex offenders impairs rehabilitation efforts for a crime that very few of them ever commit again, according to a study released Tuesday.
Court Allows New Sentencing For 100 Convicted KillersAll 100 convicts were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes, and some were accomplices who weren’t directly involved in killing the victim in their case, but they all received mandatory life sentences.
2 Adults, 3 Teens Charged In South Chicago ShootingsThe five are charged with two shootings moments apart late Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Lifeguard Thwarts iPhone Robbery During Air ShowFive suspects – including three juveniles – face charges, following three separate robberies on Saturday, two of them at the Air & Water Show.
Governor Signs Bill Aimed At Keeping Teachers Safer At SchoolGov. Quinn has signed a law that will allow school officials and law enforcement authorities to share juvenile criminal records on a limited basis.
20 Juveniles, 4 Adults Arrested In Gold Coast RuckusAbout 20 juveniles and four adults were arrested after police responded to reports of people being pushed in the Gold Coast Saturday.
Cops Arrest 28 For Underage Drinking At Party In RiversidePolice in Riverside late Monday shut down an underage drinking party that attracted dozens of teens from across the western suburbs.
Sources: 28 Arrested In Series Of Overnight Mob AttacksSources say at least 28 people were arrested overnight for a series of violent attacks across the city, including 11 arrested for beating a man leaving the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier.
Police: 2 Men Robbed, Tried To Rape Juveniles In Villa ParkPolice in west suburban Villa park have issued a community alert after two men allegedly robbed two juveniles and tried to sexually assault them as the victims were walking home from McDonald's.
Green Line Robbery Suspects Include 10-Year-Old: PoliceTwo days after warning the public about the theft of electronic devices on Green Line trains, police arrested four suspects Thursday, the youngest being a 10-year-old boy.
2 Teens Charged After Police ShootingTwo 15-year-old boys now face charges after a police shooting on the city’s West Side.