Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Fatally Shooting Cop, Former CHA Employee Gets Life In Prison

Timothy Herring was convicted in the fatal shooting of a city police officer and former Chicago Housing Authority employee who were investigating an auto burglary.


Joseph Bigsby (right) was convicted of killing Chicago Police Officer Edward Barron (left) in 1973, and sentenced to 200 years in prison, but granted early release on June 25, 2015. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation/Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Cop Killer Granted Early Release For 1973 Murder

After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.


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Construction Worker Gunned Down In South Holland

CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports on a family’s grief and an investigation that may be expanding.


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Teen Charged In Fatal Humboldt Park Shooting

Jeremiah Nieves, 17, of the 1300 block of North Monticello, faces one count of first-degree murder, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.


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Three Boys Charged With Fatal Shooting During North Lawndale Robbery

Three teenagers have been charged with shooting a 15-year-old boy to death last week during an attempted robbery in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.


Joshua Enriquez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Deadly Crash

Joshua Enriquez apologized Tuesday for killing two women and seriously injuring two others after he intentionally rammed into their car and caused it to crash on the Northwest Side.


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Homeless Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing Outside Uptown Target

Ross Feiwell, who stumbled into court mumbling to himself Tuesday, was caught killing Thomas Sawyer, 49, on surveillance cameras from a Target store in the 4400 block of North Broadway, Assistant State’s Attorney Enrique Abraham said


Nicholas Sheley is serving six life sentences for a string of murders in Illinois, and faces trial for two more slayings in Missouri, where prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Murders

Prosecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley’s execution if he’s convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.