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Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Source: Not Enough Evidence Yet For Charges In Gary Cop’s Murder

A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.

07/11/2014

Jorge Galvez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Infant Daughter, Soliciting Murder

A Cicero man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of his three-week-old daughter and trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend’s relatives has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

07/11/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop’s Murder

Authorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.

07/10/2014

Richard Magnan (Credit: Chicago Police)

Evergreen Park Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Near Midway

Richard Magnan, 35, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in a Walgreens parking lot early July 5.

07/09/2014

Demetries Thorpe. (Credit: Zion Police)

Prosecutors Agree To Plea Deal In Zion Baby’s Death

A 26-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend’s infant son last summer and tossing the body in a Dumpster.

07/08/2014

Nancy Rish (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Nancy Rish To Make New Bid For Clemency In 1987 Murder Case

A woman who has long maintained she took no part in an infamous 1987 kidnapping and murder in Kankakee was set to make another bid to get out of prison on Tuesday.

07/08/2014

Terence Doddy. (Credit: Rock County Sheriff's Office)

Double Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Terence Doddy appeared in Rock County Courthouse in Wisconsin via closed circuit TV Monday afternoon.

07/07/2014

Randy Ruiz and Jeremy Medina (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Gang Members Kill Man Who Claimed To Be Latin King

Even after Jimero Starling told a group Latin Kings that he also was in their gang, they still killed him, Cook County prosecutors said.

07/04/2014

Terence Doddy, a suspect in two murders in Illinois, crashed a stolen car into a tree in Rock County, Wisconsin, after a high-speed chase on Friday. (Credit: WISC-TV)

Double Murder Suspect In Custody In Wisconsin

The Rockford man wanted for killing two people earlier this week was in custody in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon, after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed into a tree.

07/04/2014

Police have released this image of murder suspect Terence Doddy. (ISP)

Police Release New Information In Search For Rest-Stop Killer

Authorities are searching for 36-year-old Terence Doddy of Rockford in connection with the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44, and Todd Hansmeier, 37.

07/03/2014

Jose Becerra (Booking Photo)

Oswego Man Gets Probation For Villalpando Murder Coverup

Jose Becerra, 22, pleaded guilty to attempted obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation for his part of the crime.

07/03/2014

Terence Doddy / photo from Illinois State Police

Police Searching For Rockford Man Wanted In Connection With Two Murders

Illinois State Police are searching for a Rockford man in connection with the murders of two people.

07/02/2014

Howard Kim (Credit: Morton Grove Police)

Elderly Man Charged With Killing Wife In Morton Grove

A 74-year-old north suburban man has been charged with the fatal shooting of his wife last week in what police believe was a failed murder-suicide attempt.

07/01/2014

William Paschal (Chicago Police Department)

Police Charge Suspect In Phone Robbery, Murder Of Chicago College Student

Kevin Baker, 19, was on his way home from class at Harold Washington College when two people — one armed with a handgun — got out of a dark-colored van and demanded his and his cousin’s cellphones.

06/30/2014

Johnny Reese (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Woman On Mother’s Day

Johnny Reese, 23, is charged with two counts of murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Summer Moore, according to Chicago Police.

06/30/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge: Double Murder Suspect’s Statements Can Be Used At Trial

A Will County judge on Thursday ruled that statements a man accused in the grisly murders of two Joliet men allegedly made to police without an attorney present may be used against him.

06/20/2014

Mary Austgen. (Credit: Griffith Police Department)

Trial Set In 2013 Murder Of Indiana Businesswoman

Ralph Perez Martinez, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal confinement in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, Ind., who was found dead in her 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the garage of the Majestic Star Casino.

06/19/2014

Takia Lanza (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Charged With Killing Uncle On Father’s Day

Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that before Takia Lanza stabbed her uncle to death, she “reproached the victim about how he was spending his time,” near their home in Washington Heights.

06/18/2014

Daniel Shoffner (Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff)

Police: Man Claimed He Accidentally Stabbed Elderly Woman To Death

Daniel Shoffner, 47, has been charged with murder in the death of 73-year-old Birdie Elder, whose body was found inside a freezer in the home they shared.

06/18/2014

Philip Vatamaniuc (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Attorney Removed In Highland Park Murder Case

Judge Victoria Rossetti agreed with a motion from prosecutors claiming that defense attorney Robert Ritacca’s representation of Vatamaniuc, as well as a potential material witness in the case who is facing a separate drug charge, created a conflict of interest.

06/17/2014

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