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Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

10 hours ago

Amin Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In 2002 Back Of The Yards Murder

Amin Williams didn’t pull the trigger, but he was with his friend Shaunte Robertson when Robertson shot two men for laughing at him when they saw him getting beaten up a few days before, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.

18 hours ago

Antonio Smith. (Family provided photo.)

Parents Mourn 9-Year-Old “Little Homey” Slain In Grand Crossing

The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action.

19 hours ago

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Motive Still Unclear In Bali Slaying Of Chicago Woman

Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.

08/21/2014

Heather Mack, 19, (left) and Tommy Schafer, 21, (right) are escorted by police officers during a in investigation into the death of Mack’s mother, who was found stuffed inside a suitcase the couple allegedly left in the trunk of a taxi outside a resort on the Indonesian resort island Bali.  (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple Arrested In Bali Murder Placed On Suicide Watch

Haposan Sihombing, an Indonesian lawyer assigned by Bali police, said Heather Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are still refusing to talk to investigators.

08/20/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Woman Slain In Bali Received $840K From Cruise Line Settlement

As authorities in Indonesia investigate the asphyxiation death of a Chicago woman whose body was stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, a picture has begun emerging of a long history of bad blood between her and her daughter, who has been arrested in her death.

08/20/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Slain Chicago Woman’s Body To Be Flown Home From Bali

The body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found inside a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi in front of the upscale St. Regis Bali Resort in the island’s exclusive Nusa Dua section.

08/19/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Ringleader Of Grisly Joliet Murders Could Go On Trial Next Month

Will County Judge Gerald Kinney scheduled Joshua Miner’s murder trial for Sept. 22 during a court appearance Thursday for Miner, 26, and Adam Landerman, 21. But the trial could be postponed if a pending evaluation of Miner’s sanity at the time of the killings is not complete.

08/15/2014

Heather Mack, 19, (left) and Tommy Schafer, 21, (right) are escorted by police officers during a in investigation into the death of Mack’s mother, who was found stuffed inside a suitcase the couple allegedly left in the trunk of a taxi outside a resort on the Indonesian resort island Bali.  (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Teen And Boyfriend Charged With Killing Her Mother In Bali

Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer were arrested Tuesday, after a taxi driver found the body of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack inside a bloody suitcase the couple allegedly left in his cab.

08/15/2014

A police officer escorts suspect Heather Mack, 19, (center) during an investigation at a police office in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on August 13, 2014, Mack's mother's battered body was found in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi outside a Bali resort.        (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen’s Attorney Says She Wasn’t Involved In Mom’s Gruesome Death In Bali

A Chicago attorney said Thursday he’s been hired by a 19-year-old woman who was arrested in Indonesia this week, after her mother’s body was found stuffed inside a suitcase, and he said his client was not involved in her mother’s death.

08/14/2014

Hezekiah Whitfield (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Gets Life In Prison For 1994 Murder Of Waukegan Business Owner

Hezekiah Whitfield was able to avoid listening to statements Tuesday from loved ones of the man he killed, but he couldn’t escape the sentence of natural life in prison that followed.

08/13/2014

Edgar Guevara (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Already Jailed Charged With 2012 Murder

Edgar Guevara, 18, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in the Little Village neighborhood on Aug. 19, 2012.

08/13/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Chicago Woman Slain In Bali, Daughter And Daughter’s Boyfriend Arrested

Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found stuffed in a suitcase, dead from blunt force trauma, outside an upscale resort in Indonesia. Her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend have been arrested after they allegedly left the suitcase in the trunk of a taxi.

08/13/2014

Patrick Tantillo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

$5 Million Bail For Man Charged In Fatal Evergreen Park Stabbing

Bail was set at $5 million Tuesday for a Minooka man charged with stabbing a Chicago man to death early Sunday after they got into an argument at a party in southwest suburban Evergreen Park.

08/12/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecution Rests In Joliet Double-Murder Trial

Bethany McKee, 20, is on trial for the murders of two 22-year-olds, Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover. Their bodies were found Jan. 10, 2013, in Alisa Massaro’s home at 1121 N. Hickory St. in Joliet. Closing statements in McKee’s trial could begin as early as Tuesday.

08/12/2014

Mark A. Ballard (Romeoville Police Department)

Man, Juvenile Charged With Fatally Beating Romeville Man

Charged with first-degree murder are Mark A. Ballard of Romeoville, 42, and a 15-year-old suspect, Romeoville police said. Bond was set at $5 million and $1 million respectively.

08/11/2014

Stanley Parker (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Fatal South Shore Shooting

A South Side man charged in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in the South Shore neighborhood has been ordered held without bond.

08/11/2014

Devin Alridge, left; Mark Hall (Chicago Police Department)

Pair Charged In Murders Of Deacon, Musician Last December

Devin Alridge and Mark Hall, both 23, are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the Dec. 19, 2013, shootings that killed Deacon Willie Cooper and musician Eric “Guitar” Davis, authorities said.

08/08/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Joliet Murder Defendant’s Father ‘Couldn’t Fathom’ Call From Daughter About Killings

Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/07/2014

Inmate Hopes DNA Tests Will Exonerate Him In North Chicago Murder

Forensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.

08/07/2014

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