Two Inmates Charged With Taking Hostage At Cook County JailDivision 10 detainees Cordarryl Stevenson and Martin Alvarado took control of the housing unit about 4:30 p.m. on July 28, covering the floor with soapy water and obscuring the fixed cameras in the unit before tearing them down completely, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Second Suspect Charged In Lake Shore Drive DeathA second man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman who was struck by a pickup truck on Lake Shore Drive while fleeing an armed robbery in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Police Officer Injured Breaking Up Fight In ElginAbout 7:50 a.m., officers responding to the 1500 block of Larkin Avenue attempted to separate several individuals who were fighting, according to a statement from the Elgin Police Department. During the incident, an officer was injured and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Protesters Arrested After Throwing Rocks At Alderman's HomeOn Saturday, demonstrators pelted the home of Ald. George Cardenas (12th) with rocks and other debris. Three people – 23-year-old Efrain Montalzo, 29-year-old Javier Ramos, and 25-year-old Billie Kincaid – were charged with misdemeanor mob action, police said.
Pair Charged With Murder In Fatal Lincoln Square StabbingRaymond Boyle, 21; and Dalton Stropes, 20, are each charged with two counts of murder, one count of mob action, and one count of aggravated battery with a weapon, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
Two Men Charged After Shooting, 4-Hour Standoff In AuroraKenneth F. Newsome, 19, faces 15 felony charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Edwardo Correa Hernandez, 20, was charged with a felony count of mob action and a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a knife.
Police At U Of I Warn Of Attacks, RobberiesPolice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.
Man Charged With April Slaying Of Simeon Football PlayerKenneth K. Jackson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder, murder during commission of a felony, and mob action, all felonies, in connection with the death of 16-year-old Michael Flournoy III, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Charges Dismissed Against Aunt Of Accused Teen KillerProsecutors argued Vandetta Redwood initially told police she was not there when 14-year-old Endia Martin was shot, but a cell phone video obtained by police put her at the scene. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. called the video “choppy” and “poor,” then ruled the state did not meet the burden of proof.
Prosecutors Seek 14 Years For "NATO 3"A judge will decide whether to heed the prosecutors' request that three protesters accused of plotting Molotov cocktail attacks at a 2012 NATO summit in Chicago serve more than a decade in prison.
Rapper Lil Reese Arrested On Downstate Warrant For Videotaped 2012 BeatingChampaign police identified Chicago rapper and Chief Keef pal Lil Reese as the alleged attacker in the 2012 videotaped beating of a Downstate woman, leading to his arrest Sunday in Chicago.
Three Plead Guilty In Videotaped Wrigleyville BeatingThree men have been sentenced to probation for a July 2012 beating in Wrigleyville that left four injured — including a police officer — and was filmed as a part of a rap video.