Chester Weger, 75, came closer to gaining his freedom last year than he did this year. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 7 to 7 last year. This time it voted 9-3 against parole.
The great aunt of two of the suspects charged with killing an honor roll student during a mugging last week said her nephews were good boys growing up, and she hopes, whatever happens with the case, her nephews can be shown mercy.
Lawrence Myers, 64, was previously convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fire on Feb. 14, 2010, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Deafro Brakes, 17, Tarik Brakes, 16 and Isiah Penn, 17 were each charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted armed robbery with a firearm. Tuesday afternoon, a judge ordered Deafro and Tarik Brakes held without bail, and set Penn’s bond at $2 million.
A reporter previously held in contempt of court while covering a grisly Joliet double-homicide will not have to disclose his source, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
Two more suspects were in custody Monday morning in the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while protecting his brother from muggers this weekend. Sources said charges were likely Monday afternoon.
Two south suburban men have each been sentenced to 95 years in prison in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man mistakenly thought to be involved in an earlier fight with one of the men.
A twisted murder plot by a former Chicago police officer ended Thursday with Steve Mandell sentenced to life in prison, plus five years.
Willie Brown, 18, was charged with murder for the death of 4-month-old Demari Brown, whom he was watching on Sept. 26, 2013 at the child’s home in the 6000 block of South Honore, authorities said. Brown was found not guilty of all charges Tuesday following a bench trial before Judge Vincent Gaughan, court records show.
Family and friends were remembering a slain Loyola University student Tuesday morning, four days after he was shot and killed during a robbery near campus.
Indonesian police said Monday that they have completed their investigation into an American couple accused of battering the woman’s mother to death and stuffing the body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
Deonte Smith, 25, was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated fleeing and eluding, according to a statement from Riverdale police.
Ladarius Harris, 22, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Ephram Nelson Jones and 19-year-old Cyrus Johnson.
As of November 30th, Chicago’s homicides are down when compared to last year. Though it looks likely 2014 will see fewer homicides than 2013, there are many factors, including a substantial rise in homicides in November, that could stop that from happening.
Chicago police are continuing to investigate last weekend’s murder/suicide inside the Nordstrom store on North Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
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.