Hobos Cousin Testifies For Defense, Faces Off With ProsecutorA cousin of alleged Hobos leader Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester took the witness stand Tuesday as Chester and five other allegedly high-ranking gang members set out to defend themselves in a federal racketeering trial that has already lasted 12 weeks.
Prosecution Wraps Up Case In Hobos Gang TrialThe trial still isn’t over, but U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. has said he is determined to end it by Christmas.
Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Railroad Security Guard In HarveyRashad Williams was taken into custody Sunday night in Chicago Heights, three days after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Arrest Warrant Issued In Slaying Of Security Guard In HarveyHarvey police said Rashad Williams is known to carry at least two guns at a time, and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Ex-El Rukn Gets Prison Break For Testimony, ‘Wanted Time Served’Derrick Kees is a former El Rukn enforcer who took orders back in the 1980s from the gang’s onetime leader, Jeff Fort.
Aurora Man Gets 48 Years For Murder Of Ex-GirlfriendA west suburban man has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for beating his his ex-girlfriend to death more than two years ago in Aurora.
Inmate Takes 2 Months In Jail Rather Than Testify Against HobosA man already serving a year in federal prison for dealing cocaine will serve an additional two months in jail for refusing to testify against Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos.
Hobo Defense Attorney Confronts Girlfriend Of Late FBI InformantKeith Daniels did an extraordinary amount of gambling near the end of his life, his girlfriend testified Tuesday. And it appears the late FBI informant gambled with more than money.
Ex-El Rukn Killer Denies Testimony That Aided City Led To FreedomA former El Rukn general and killer suspected of hatching a secret deal for early release testified Monday that “there wasn’t nothing in it” for him when he helped the city of Chicago defend a lawsuit brought by a man he was once convicted beside.
Girlfriend Of Informant, Slain In Front Of Her, Names His KillerWhen a masked gunman ambushed her family sedan in April 2013, Shanice Peatry reached around to her two startled children, pushing her 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter down into the back seat as bullets flew toward the car.
Man Charged In Death Of 8-Year-Old Olney GirlFirst-degree murder and predatory criminal sexual assault charges have been filed against a southern Illinois man accused in the death of an 8-year-old Olney girl.
Man Arrested In Death Of 8-Year-Old Olney GirlIllinois authorities have arrested a man in the death of an 8-year-old Olney girl who went missing last week.