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Man Charged With Murder In Girlfriend’s 2009 Death

The boyfriend of a Chicago woman found strangled in a south suburban waterway in 2009 is now charged in her death, authorities announced Wednesday.

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No Bond For Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, 7-Year-Old Daughter

A Northwest Side man accused of viciously stabbing his live-in girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter to death nearly decapitated his child and plunged a knife so deep into the girl’s chest, the blade came out of her back, Cook County prosecutors said.

09/30/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Closing Arguments Conclude Joliet Double-Murder Trial

Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday morning in the trial of the accused ringleader of a grisly double-homicide in 2013. A verdict on the fate of Joshua Miner, 26, is expected from Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Oct. 8.

09/30/2014

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Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, Daughter

A Northwest Side man accused of viciously stabbing his live-in girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter to death nearly decapitated his child and plunged a knife so deep into the girl’s chest, the blade came out of her back, Cook County prosecutors said.

09/30/2014

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Woman, Young Girl Found Murdered Inside Dunning Home

A woman and a young girl were found dead Sunday morning inside a home in the Dunning neighborhood shortly after a man told police in north suburban Waukegan that he had “harmed his family.”

09/28/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Expert Says Blood On Accused Joliet Killer’s Clothes Matches That Of Victim

Blood found on the clothes of accused killer Joshua Miner matched the blood of one of his alleged victims in a double murder in Joliet, according to an Illinois State Police forensic scientist.

09/27/2014

Nicholas Heisler (Credit: Chicago Police)

Third Suspect Charged In Murder Of Retired Chicago Cop

Nicholas Heisler, 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged with murder and two counts of home invasion in connection with the shooting death of 73-year-old Elmer Brown in Hegewisch, police announced late Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

09/25/2014

Quinton Evans (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Jesse White Tumbler

Quinton Evans, 19, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of 16-year-old Devonshay Lofton, according to Chicago Police.

09/24/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge To Hear Recording Of Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders

The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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Murder Defendant Says Demons, God Controlled Him

Jurors heard graphic details of a fatal head-on crash and allegations of bizarre behavior from the defendant during opening statements Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Oelerich.

09/24/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Attorney: Oak Park Man Did Not Confess To Killing Girlfriend’s Mom In Bali

The attorney for an Oak Park man accused of killing his girlfriend’s mother in Indonesia has disputed a report by police in Bali that his client confessed to the murder.

09/23/2014

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Relatives Of Murder Victims Gather For Memorial Service At UIC Forum

Hundreds of relatives of murder victims in Cook County gathered for a memorial service yesterday at the UIC Forum.

09/21/2014

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Ex-Con Found Guilty In Murder Of Southwest Suburban Teen

Kelli O’Laughlin was killed after police say she interrupted John Wilson Jr. burglarizing her family’s home.

09/15/2014

Michael Martinez, Courtney McFields, and Richard Nunez

Three Men, Including Convicted Killer, Charged In Little Village Burglary Ring

Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.

09/12/2014

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New DNA Tests OK’d In Murder Of Former Bears Player’s Girlfriend

Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.

09/11/2014

Mason Johnson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 20 Years For Stabbing Father To Death

Mason Johnson, 26, was charged in the March 23, 2013, stabbing death of his father Kenneth Johnson during a domestic dispute at the older man’s home in the 11400 block of South Rockwell, authorities said previously.

09/11/2014

Demetrius Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Killing Man Who Intervened In Fight

Demetrius Jackson, 34, was found guilty of first-degree murder on June 16 following a bench trial, according to court records.

09/11/2014

Nicholette Lawrence (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Tragic Details Of Girl’s Death Shock Neighbors, Police

CHICAGO (STMW) – While a north suburban neighborhood remained in shock Monday over the death of an 11-year-old girl, some neighbors also expressed surprise to learn that Raasania Coley had been living on their block. […]

09/09/2014

Orhan Cerimagic (left) and Brittney Mitchell (right) are charged with murder in a home invasion that left their victim and an accomplice dead of stab wounds. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man And Woman Charged In Fatal Norwood Park Stabbing

A man and woman were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder for their roles in a fatal home invasion in the Norwood Park neighborhood that left a resident and one of the robbers’ accomplices dead.

09/08/2014

Nicolette Lawrence. (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Woman Charged With Murdering Daughter

A mother has been charged with the murder of her 11-year-old daughter in Waukegan.

09/07/2014

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