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Ricardo Harris (Booking Photo)

Convicted Killer, Former Death Row Inmate Dies In Prison

Ricardo Harris walked into an Oak Lawn liquor store on May 13, 1999 and shot four people with a handgun, killing two employees and wounding two sisters, leaving them for dead.

03/25/2014

Delbert K. Cooper (Aurora Police Dept.)

Aurora Man Gets 45 Years For 2011 Slaying

Delbert Cooper, 33, was convicted of Renee Perry’s murder in January by a jury that needed about six hours to reach a verdict.

03/25/2014

Miguel Leyva (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Charged With Murder For Fatal Shooting In Waukegan

Miguel Leyva, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Adrian Villarreal, who was found unresponsive in his vehicle near Hickory and Center streets in Waukegan on March 15.

03/24/2014

David Morris (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In South Shore Stabbings

A man has been charged with stabbing three people — killing one — in an attack Friday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.

03/24/2014

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Man Charged With Murdering 2-Year-Old Daughter In Lansing

The father of a 2-year-old girl is facing murder charges after the baby died Wednesday in south suburban Lansing.

03/22/2014

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dad Dies Protecting Daughter: ‘I’m Heartbroken’

He was a boxer in his native Belize. But the father, with a pacemaker, was no match for a man who punched him, costing him his life.

03/21/2014

Marco Lopez (Credit: Palatine Police)

Teen Charged With Killing Father, Son In Palatine

Marco Lopez, 17, is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, charged with the murders of Segundo Reynoso, 38; and his 15-year-old son Luis Reynoso.

03/21/2014

Jason "J-Rock" Austin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Feds Seek To Prove Convicted Drug Dealer Killed Chicago Cop

Federal prosecutors have sought the stiffest sentence possible for a purported gang leader convicted of drug trafficking, arguing he was the triggerman in the murder of a Chicago cop and his female friend.

03/21/2014

Joseph Firek (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder, Hate Crime In Death Of Rogers Park Man

Joseph Firek, 59, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and a hate crime for allegedly battering 59-year-old Michael Tingling in the 7100 block of North Clark Street Wednesday afternoon. The stress from the fight led to Tingling’s eventual death.

03/21/2014

Daniel Travis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Humboldt Park Stabbing Death

Daniel Travis, 61, stabbed 47-year-old Gregory Shanks in the chest and head a few minutes before 3 p.m. Wednesday as the two argued, a statement from police said.

03/20/2014

Drew Peterson is serving a 38-year prison term for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Drew Peterson Might Lose $79,000 Police Pension

Officials in southwest suburban Bolingbrook could begin an effort to strip former cop Drew Peterson of his pension, following his conviction for killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

03/20/2014

(Left to right) Two brothers, Jaquan and Dimitri Hosey-Green, have been charged with killing a man in an Aurora restaurant. (Credit: Aurora Police)

Prosecutors: Brothers Robbed, Killed Man At Aurora Restaurant

New charges filed against two Joliet brothers accused of murdering a 20-year-old Aurora man in January put into context what allegedly went down inside the bathroom of a west suburban Aurora restaurant where the young man was shot and killed.

03/20/2014

Matthew Nellessen. (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office)

Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Father In Arlington Heights Home

An Arlington Heights man was found guilty Wednesday of beating and stabbing his father to death at their northwest suburban home in 2011.

03/19/2014

James Harris is charged with killing his girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter, Ameriah Roberson. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Toddler Found In Riverdale

Cook County prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man in connection with the death of a toddler who was found dead last weekend in south suburban Riverdale.

03/19/2014

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Police: Man Stabbed To Death In Possible Home Invasion

Authorities found 32-year-old Paul Carter with stab wounds at his home Tuesday morning in the 5000 block of West Gladys Avenue.

03/19/2014

Hector Mauricio (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing WWII Vet To Be Resentenced

The man convicted of stabbing 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey to death in 2007 will be resentenced, after appellate court judges ruled that a Kane County judge placed too much emphasis on Ebey’s character when considering the man’s sentence

03/19/2014

Joseph Andrew Felton Jr. (Credit: Henry County Police)

LSD Standoff Suspect Charged; Faces Extradition To Georgia In Murder Case

A man suspected of killing his wife in Georgia was facing extradition there, after he was charged with several felonies in connection with an 8 1/2-hour standoff with Chicago police on Lake Shore Drive this weekend.

03/18/2014

Courtney Ealy (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Person Charged In February Murder Of Livery Driver

Courtney Ealy, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 22 death of 28-year-old Javan Boyd.

03/18/2014

Harold Cook / Chicago Police photo

Man Charged With Murder In West Side Shooting

A man has been charged with shooting a man to death Friday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

03/16/2014

Chicago Police Officer David Harris (Chicago Police Dept.)

Woman Charged With Murder In Crash That Killed Off-Duty Chicago Cop

Shanell Terrell, of Calumet Park, was charged with first-degree murder and possession of cannabis Saturday night, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.

03/15/2014

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