A man charged with killing two girls in north suburban Zion was preparing to go on trial Monday in a separate slaying in Virginia.
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.
Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.
Jeremiah Thompson, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson.
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.
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.
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.
Delbert Cooper, 33, was convicted of Renee Perry’s murder in January by a jury that needed about six hours to reach a verdict.
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.
A man has been charged with stabbing three people — killing one — in an attack Friday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.
The father of a 2-year-old girl is facing murder charges after the baby died Wednesday in south suburban Lansing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Arlington Heights man was found guilty Wednesday of beating and stabbing his father to death at their northwest suburban home in 2011.
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.