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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his neighbor during a botched burglary in Elgin in 2013.
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.
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.
Michael Orozco was on his way to an ice cream shop with friends about 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2013, when he was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of South Leavitt, Chicago Police said at the time. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died less than an hour later.
It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.
Several men were breaking into cars parked at the Tan Tar A Apartments at 150 E. 59th Ave. in Merrillville, Ind., at 5:11 a.m. when they saw Cecil Pendleton Jr. and tried to rob him as he was getting in his van to go to work.
Police in Northwest Indiana are looking for the men who shot and killed a 55-year-old Merrillville man as he was leaving home for work early this morning.
A jury returned a guilty verdict against a man who killed a Chicago police evidence technician and housing authority officer in 2010 as the tech investigated a car burglary on the Southeast Side.
CHICAGO (STMW) — After failing to reach a verdict following six and a half hours of deliberations Tuesday night, Cook County jurors were sequestered by the judge in the Timothy Herring double-murder trial and sent […]
Minutes after a jury returned guilty verdicts for 21-year-old Juan Barraza, Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks convicted 19-year-old Luis Hernandez for Aliyah Shell’s murder.
A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.