Murder

Mark Maxson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Child Killer To Get DNA Test In 1992 Slaying

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office agreed Wednesday to conduct DNA tests on blood and hair found on the body of a young boy murdered more than two decades ago.

02/05/2015

Paris McGee, left; Toyious Taylor (Cook County Sheriff)

Sentencing In Cop’s Murder To Be First Test Of Cameras In Cook County Courtroom

For the first time in Cook County, cameras will be allowed inside a criminal courtroom, when a judge sentences two men convicted of killing a Chicago police officer.

02/04/2015

Dwight Brown (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Man Beat, Hacked Mother To Death With Knife

Dwight Brown, 40, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery, police announced late Tuesday.

02/04/2015

Reginald James Scott (left) and Daniel Gonzalez (right) are accused of killing University of Illinois student Vicente Mundo during a planned robbery. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff)

Two Charged With Killing U Of I Student From Chicago

Vicente Mundo, 20, a resident of the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago, was a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He had been missing for a week when his body was discovered on Jan. 31.

02/03/2015

Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer (right) walk to a prisoner car at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 28, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside an exclusive hotel in August 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Murder Trial To Continue For Chicago Couple

An Indonesian court decided Monday to go ahead with the trials of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.

02/02/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Rockford Man Shot And Killed In Bridgeport

About 3 a.m., officers found Israel C. Pena unresponsive on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 1200 block of West 32nd Street, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

01/30/2015

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Chicago Shooting Deaths Are Up … Or Down, Depending On How You Look At It

Johnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!

01/28/2015

Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer (right) walk to a prisoner car at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 28, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside an exclusive hotel in August 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Prosecutor: Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial Should Proceed

Indonesian prosecutors said Wednesday the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother should proceed, defending their indictment against defense arguments that it has inaccuracies and should be annulled.

01/28/2015

Christopher Garcia (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Robbery, Fatal Shooting In South Shore

Christopher Garcia, 26, faces one count each of first-degree murder, murder while committing another forcible felony and attempted robbery with the discharge of a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

01/22/2015

Heather Mack (right)  and Tommy Schaefer (left, in sunglasses) of Chicago, on trial for being involved in Mack's mother's murder, walk to a holding cell at a court in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 21, 2015.  Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack, 62, whose body was found in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in August, 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers: Indonesian Murder Charges Against Chicago Couple Absurd

Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately in Bali. They could face the firing squad if found guilty of premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel Aug. 13.

01/21/2015

Todd Mandoline (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Villa Park Man Convicted Of Murder For 2012 Arson Fire

It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.

01/21/2015

Heather Mack, of Chicago, stands as she arrives in a courtroom during her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Judge Releases $150K From Trust Fund To Bali Murder Suspect

A 19-year-old Chicago woman facing murder charges in the death of her mother in Bali has been given access to more than $150,000 from her mother’s estate to pay her legal expenses in Indonesia.

01/20/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Boy, 15, Charged With Murder In Washington Heights

About 6:50 p.m. Saturday, officers responding to a call of a shots fired in the 9600 block of South Green Street found 18-year-old Bernard Pippen lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the neck, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

01/19/2015

Heather Mack, of Chicago, stands as she arrives in a courtroom during her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Judge: Chicago Woman Has Right To Trust Fund For Bali Murder Defense

Heather Mack, who is 19 and pregnant, is accused of killing her mother — who set up the trust fund — while they were vacationing at a luxury resort in Bali last year. Mack is charged along with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, who is 21.

01/16/2015

Jeffrey Keller (left) is accused of fatally shooting Nate Fox (right) in December 2014. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff/Supplied Photo)

Hinsdale Man Charged With Killing Former Pro Basketball Player

Jeffrey Keller, a businessman from Hinsdale, allegedly believed Nate Fox, 37, was having an affair with a woman in whom Keller had a romantic interest. The woman once worked with Fox, but denied having any relationship with him.

01/16/2015

Heather Mack (left) speaks with her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) inside a holding cell at the procecutor's office in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 8, 2014. The Chicago area couple is accused of murdering Mack's mother at a luxury Bali hotel and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Mack and Schaefer will stand trial in January, an Indonesian prosecutor said on December 8.  (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Accused Of Killing Mom In Bali, Chicago Woman Wants Trust Fund For Defense

First, authorities say, Heather Mack murdered her mother at a luxury resort in Bali. Now, the 19-year-old Chicago area woman wants the trust fund that her mother set up for her to pay for her criminal defense

01/16/2015

Anthony Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Beating CTA Rider To Death At Green Line Station

A middle-aged college student from the South Side was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for stomping a fellow CTA commuter to death on a Green Line platform.

01/16/2015

Lorenzo Jones (Credit: Chicago Police)

Iowa Man Charged In Fatal Christmas Shooting In North Lawndale

Lorenzo Jones, 29, of Iowa City, Iowa, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

01/14/2015

Heather Mack (left) waits in a cell before her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesia Trials Begin For Chicago Couple Charged With Bali Murder

The badly beaten body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately at the Denpasar District Court on Bali.

01/14/2015

Marquelle Palmer (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With 2012 Lawndale Murder

A Bloomington man has been charged with murder for the death of a woman who was found in an abandoned Lawndale building in 2012.

01/07/2015

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