Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.
An Arlington Heights man was being held on $1 million bail in Wisconsin, charged with killing his estranged wife with a hatchet, after she had fled to Mount Pleasant to stay with friends who offered her shelter from her husband. The murder brings to mind the story of another woman who was kidnapped in Racine County in 2004.
An Arlington Heights woman was slain in southern Wisconsin on Wednesday night, and her estranged husband has been taken into custody.
The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.
Eddie Robert Simmons, 21, of the 3400 block of West 5th Avenue; Ahmed Martinez Walker, 18, of the 700 block of West 50th Place; and Matthew Cobbs, 20, of the 2700 block of North Francisco, were each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that left 27-year-old Nacurvie Smith dead.
Steve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.
As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times
The case of a Southeast Side man found chopped up outside his garage last month isn’t expected to lead to any arrests, with investigators increasingly confident his live-in girlfriend — who later committed suicide — acted alone, sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kevin Toma, of Glendale Heights, was killed about 1 a.m. Nov. 5, 1994, while he was standing outside the rear exit of TOTO’s teen dance club at 1450 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg police said.
Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.
An arrest warrant was issued earlier this week for Jeremy Anderson, 36, for two counts of first degree murder, according to the Round Lake Beach police department.
After determining that her viciously abused and malnourished 3-year-old second cousin was dead, a West Ridge woman allegedly went out, bought some marijuana and then smoked it with the child’s parents near the toddler’s battered corpse.
Joshua Miner was not surprised by his murder conviction, his attorney said at the time. Miner shouldn’t be surprised by his sentence, either. Miner, 26, was convicted of the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Miner faced mandatory life sentence under Illinois law and on Wednesday that is what he received
Keith Martin, 47, of the 6200 block of South Rockwell is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.
With a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it’s hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.
Tylesha G. Griffin faces one count of first-degree murder, a statement from Chicago Police said. A police source confirmed the boy was her son, Donnell Coakley.
A manhunt was underway across the Chicago area, after a domestic dispute ended in murder in far north suburban Round Lake Beach.
Police in Lake County are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in Round Lake Beach Saturday night.
Marlon Boyce, 27, is charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Devonta Childress at 6:20 p.m. on July 6, 2011, Chicago Police said.
Retired Chicago Police Sgt. Thomas Wortham III recalled in court Thursday how, with a gun in each hand, he opened fire on two men who fatally shot his namesake son, also a Chicago cop, during an attempted robbery outside his Chatham neighborhood home in 2010.