Murder

Dzevad Avdic (top left), Jeremy Ly (top right)  Myles Hughes (bottom right) and  Nicholas Smith (bottom right)

Skokie Police Release 5th Suspect In Student’s Slaying

Skokie police have released the person they say pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of a Niles North High School student last month. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office did not think there was enough evidence at this time to charge him, according to Skokie police officials.

10/07/2014

Antoine Reynolds (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Englewood Man Charged With Killing Teen In 2011

Antoine Reynolds, 28, of the 5600 block of South Shields, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Devonta Childress, records show.

10/06/2014

Anthony Davis is charged with killing 16-year-old Cortez Rivers in the West Garfield Park neighborhoood on Sept. 20, 2014. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Killing Teen In West Garfield Park

Anthony Davis, 33, of the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street, is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 20 shooting death of 16-year-old Cortez Rivers in the West Garfield Park neighborhoood, authorities said.

10/04/2014

Robert Smith is accused of killing Camerion Blair on Sept. 30, 2014. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal South Shore Shooting

Robert Smith, 21, of the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 30 shooting death of 16-year-old Camerion Blair, authorities said.

10/04/2014

Samuel Higgins (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Murder And Robbery Of Elderly Man

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder and robbery of an 88-year-old barber, described by those who knew him as a pillar of the community.

10/04/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Police: Racial Slur Sparked Grisly Murder Of Chicago Woman In Bali

Indonesian police investigating the death of a Chicago woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase say the woman’s daughter told them her boyfriend killed her mother after she used a racial slur against him.

10/03/2014

Tyrik Knight / photo from State Police

Man Charged With Murder In Girlfriend’s 2009 Death

The boyfriend of a Chicago woman found strangled in a south suburban waterway in 2009 is now charged in her death, authorities announced Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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No Bond For Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, 7-Year-Old Daughter

A Northwest Side man accused of viciously stabbing his live-in girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter to death nearly decapitated his child and plunged a knife so deep into the girl’s chest, the blade came out of her back, Cook County prosecutors said.

09/30/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Closing Arguments Conclude Joliet Double-Murder Trial

Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday morning in the trial of the accused ringleader of a grisly double-homicide in 2013. A verdict on the fate of Joshua Miner, 26, is expected from Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Oct. 8.

09/30/2014

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Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, Daughter

A Northwest Side man accused of viciously stabbing his live-in girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter to death nearly decapitated his child and plunged a knife so deep into the girl’s chest, the blade came out of her back, Cook County prosecutors said.

09/30/2014

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Woman, Young Girl Found Murdered Inside Dunning Home

A woman and a young girl were found dead Sunday morning inside a home in the Dunning neighborhood shortly after a man told police in north suburban Waukegan that he had “harmed his family.”

09/28/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Expert Says Blood On Accused Joliet Killer’s Clothes Matches That Of Victim

Blood found on the clothes of accused killer Joshua Miner matched the blood of one of his alleged victims in a double murder in Joliet, according to an Illinois State Police forensic scientist.

09/27/2014

Nicholas Heisler (Credit: Chicago Police)

Third Suspect Charged In Murder Of Retired Chicago Cop

Nicholas Heisler, 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged with murder and two counts of home invasion in connection with the shooting death of 73-year-old Elmer Brown in Hegewisch, police announced late Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

09/25/2014

Quinton Evans (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Jesse White Tumbler

Quinton Evans, 19, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of 16-year-old Devonshay Lofton, according to Chicago Police.

09/24/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge To Hear Recording Of Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders

The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.

09/24/2014

Mark Oelerich

Murder Defendant Says Demons, God Controlled Him

Jurors heard graphic details of a fatal head-on crash and allegations of bizarre behavior from the defendant during opening statements Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Oelerich.

09/24/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Attorney: Oak Park Man Did Not Confess To Killing Girlfriend’s Mom In Bali

The attorney for an Oak Park man accused of killing his girlfriend’s mother in Indonesia has disputed a report by police in Bali that his client confessed to the murder.

09/23/2014

File photo of girl holding candle at a vigil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Relatives Of Murder Victims Gather For Memorial Service At UIC Forum

Hundreds of relatives of murder victims in Cook County gathered for a memorial service yesterday at the UIC Forum.

09/21/2014

Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Ex-Con Found Guilty In Murder Of Southwest Suburban Teen

Kelli O’Laughlin was killed after police say she interrupted John Wilson Jr. burglarizing her family’s home.

09/15/2014

Michael Martinez, Courtney McFields, and Richard Nunez

Three Men, Including Convicted Killer, Charged In Little Village Burglary Ring

Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.

09/12/2014

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