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Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Zion Double Murder Suspect Faces Separate Murder Trial In Virginia

A man charged with killing two girls in north suburban Zion was preparing to go on trial Monday in a separate slaying in Virginia.

03/31/2014

Surveillance photo of a man who robbed a bank branch in Melrose Park on July 2, 2013. Eric Murchinson, 44, has been charged in that robbery, as well as a fatal stabbing in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood the same day. (Credit: FBI)

Melrose Park Bank Robbery Suspect Charged In Roseland Murder

A South Side man suspected of robbing a west suburban Melrose Park bank last year has been charged with murder in connection with a 2013 fatal stabbing in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side that happened the same day.

03/28/2014

Derrick Steele (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Stateville Inmate Convicted Of Murder Dies In Custody

Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.

03/27/2014

Jeremiah Thompson (Credit: Lansing Police)

Bail Denied For Man Charged With Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter

Jeremiah Thompson, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson.

03/26/2014

Darryel Garner (Booking Photo)

Waukegan Man Gets 47 Years For Killing Cabbie In 2010

The voice of the late Patrick Foster rang out clearly in a north suburban courtroom Tuesday, as prosecutors played the 911 tape in which, after being shot five times, he called police and held his attacker down until they arrived.

03/25/2014

Sanity Evaluation Ordered For Naperville Murder Suspect

The case against Mark R. Lewis has been on hold since last March, when he was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial for the June 6, 2011 slaying of his older sister, Cathleen A. Lewis.

03/25/2014

Ricardo Harris (Booking Photo)

Convicted Killer, Former Death Row Inmate Dies In Prison

Ricardo Harris walked into an Oak Lawn liquor store on May 13, 1999 and shot four people with a handgun, killing two employees and wounding two sisters, leaving them for dead.

03/25/2014

Delbert K. Cooper (Aurora Police Dept.)

Aurora Man Gets 45 Years For 2011 Slaying

Delbert Cooper, 33, was convicted of Renee Perry’s murder in January by a jury that needed about six hours to reach a verdict.

03/25/2014

Miguel Leyva (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Charged With Murder For Fatal Shooting In Waukegan

Miguel Leyva, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Adrian Villarreal, who was found unresponsive in his vehicle near Hickory and Center streets in Waukegan on March 15.

03/24/2014

David Morris (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In South Shore Stabbings

A man has been charged with stabbing three people — killing one — in an attack Friday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.

03/24/2014

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Man Charged With Murdering 2-Year-Old Daughter In Lansing

The father of a 2-year-old girl is facing murder charges after the baby died Wednesday in south suburban Lansing.

03/22/2014

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Dad Dies Protecting Daughter: ‘I’m Heartbroken’

He was a boxer in his native Belize. But the father, with a pacemaker, was no match for a man who punched him, costing him his life.

03/21/2014

Marco Lopez (Credit: Palatine Police)

Teen Charged With Killing Father, Son In Palatine

Marco Lopez, 17, is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, charged with the murders of Segundo Reynoso, 38; and his 15-year-old son Luis Reynoso.

03/21/2014

Jason "J-Rock" Austin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Feds Seek To Prove Convicted Drug Dealer Killed Chicago Cop

Federal prosecutors have sought the stiffest sentence possible for a purported gang leader convicted of drug trafficking, arguing he was the triggerman in the murder of a Chicago cop and his female friend.

03/21/2014

Joseph Firek (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder, Hate Crime In Death Of Rogers Park Man

Joseph Firek, 59, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and a hate crime for allegedly battering 59-year-old Michael Tingling in the 7100 block of North Clark Street Wednesday afternoon. The stress from the fight led to Tingling’s eventual death.

03/21/2014

Daniel Travis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Humboldt Park Stabbing Death

Daniel Travis, 61, stabbed 47-year-old Gregory Shanks in the chest and head a few minutes before 3 p.m. Wednesday as the two argued, a statement from police said.

03/20/2014

Drew Peterson is serving a 38-year prison term for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Drew Peterson Might Lose $79,000 Police Pension

Officials in southwest suburban Bolingbrook could begin an effort to strip former cop Drew Peterson of his pension, following his conviction for killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

03/20/2014

(Left to right) Two brothers, Jaquan and Dimitri Hosey-Green, have been charged with killing a man in an Aurora restaurant. (Credit: Aurora Police)

Prosecutors: Brothers Robbed, Killed Man At Aurora Restaurant

New charges filed against two Joliet brothers accused of murdering a 20-year-old Aurora man in January put into context what allegedly went down inside the bathroom of a west suburban Aurora restaurant where the young man was shot and killed.

03/20/2014

Matthew Nellessen. (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office)

Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Father In Arlington Heights Home

An Arlington Heights man was found guilty Wednesday of beating and stabbing his father to death at their northwest suburban home in 2011.

03/19/2014

James Harris is charged with killing his girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter, Ameriah Roberson. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Toddler Found In Riverdale

Cook County prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man in connection with the death of a toddler who was found dead last weekend in south suburban Riverdale.

03/19/2014

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