Murder

Matthew Quigley (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Gets 109 Years For Two 2002 Murders

A man who was 17 years old when he fatally shot two people in separate 2002 incidents in west suburban Aurora was sentenced Friday to 109 years in prison after a life sentence was overturned.

06/15/2015

Authorities investigate a double stabbing that left one person dead at a west suburban party on Saturday. | Network Video Productions

Glendale Heights Man Charged With Murder At Glen Ellyn Party

A west suburban man has been charged with a murder that happened at a graduation party Saturday night in Glen Ellyn.

06/09/2015

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Logan Square Man Charged In Deadly Humboldt Park Street Shooting

Joseph Thrane was in a black Saturn SUV with fellow Latin Kings flashing gang signs before he gunned down Ruben Feliciano in the Humboldt Park neighborhood May 24, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

06/02/2015

A police vehicle sits outside Noah Foods in the Austin neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: 161 Murders In 151 Days In Chicago This Year

The 46 slayings in May, as measured by the Chicago Police Department, are the most in any month this year, but the total is not out of the ordinary. Police reported 47 homicides in May 2013, and 50 in May 2012. There were 40 killings during the month last year.

06/02/2015

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Friends Organize National ‘Wear Orange’ Anti-Violence Movement

You’ll be seeing a lot of orange in Chicago and in cities across the country on Tuesday, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, inspired by the friends and family of a high school honor student slain in Chicago two years ago.

06/02/2015

The shooting occurred in a gas station near Wood Street and Sibley Boulevard. (Credit: Captured News)

Son Killed, Mother Wounded In Shooting At Harvey Gas Station

A 17-year-old boy was killed and his mother was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon inside a south suburban Harvey gas station.

05/31/2015

Kristopher K. Pitts (Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged In Fatal Lake View Robbery

Kristopher K. Pitts, 22, faces one count each of first-degree murder and robbery armed with a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

05/30/2015

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Family Of Murdered Father Passes Out Flyers Hoping For Information On Killer

Friends and family members of a murdered Bronzeville man handed out more than 1,200 flyers Saturday in the neighborhood in which he was murdered.

05/30/2015

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Inmate Cleared Of Lake County Murder Freed From Prison

Jason Strong asserted for years he was innocent, but his claims were rejected by Lake County prosecutors. He is the sixth inmate cleared of a major felony in the county since 2010. Five others spent a combined total of 80 years behind bars.

05/28/2015

Kortillious Gipson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Gunning Down Humboldt Park Father In 2014

Kortillious Gipson, 23, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 34-year-old Sam Walker on July 31, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

05/28/2015

Angelo Bennett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 45 Years For Deadly Road Rage Incident

Angelo Bennett said all he’s ever wanted to do since he was charged with murdering a gentlemen’s club manager was apologize to the slain man’s family. He got his chance on Wednesday.

05/28/2015

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Man Charged With Murder For Fatal Bridgeport Shooting

A McKinley Park man has been charged with murder for a Thursday night shooting in the Bridgeport neighborhood that left one man dead and another wounded on the South Side, police said.

05/24/2015

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Mother Asking For Help To Solve Murder Of St. Rita Student

Family and friends of St. Rita High School student who was shot to death more than six years ago returned to the neighborhood where it happened, passing out flyers hoping to get some leads for police, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

David Stewart (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Allegedly Kills Friend For Not Protecting Dead Pal

David Stewart and Demetrius Pitts had lost a friend to gun violence on a summer day in 2010. They joined a crowd at a memorial site at Kildare Avenue and Jackson Boulevard that evening to mourn the death; but before the night was over, Stewart allegedly opened fire and killed Pitts for failing to “protect” their slain pal.

05/22/2015

Wojciech Sadelski (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Mother, Attacking Brother In Archer Heights

Maria Sadelski, 54, was found at 8:10 p.m. in the basement of her home in the 4800 block of South Karlov Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She had apparent “blunt trauma to the head” and was dead at the scene, authorities said.

05/22/2015

Daniel Olaska (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Daniel Olaska Gets 43 Years For Fatally Stabbing Teacher Shaun Wild During Bar Fight

A 31-year-old west suburban man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for fatally stabbing an elementary school teacher and stabbing two other men during a bar fight in Naperville in 2012.

05/20/2015

Antonio Harris (Credit: Lake Station Police)

Man Charged With Killing Toddler In Northwest Indiana

Antonio Harris, 19, is charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, and battery in connection with the death of Nieyely Lopez of Lake Station, Ind., according to the Lake County (Ind.) state’s attorney’s office.

05/20/2015

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Man Found Guilty Of Murder In 2013 Elgin Stabbing

An man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his neighbor during a botched burglary in Elgin in 2013.

05/19/2015

Melvin Jacobs, Jr. (Source: Chicago Police)

Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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Man Convicted Of Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana is set to be sentenced Sept. 16 after a federal jury found him guilty late Tuesday on all four murder-for-hire counts he’s faced since his arrest in October 2013, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

05/13/2015

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