A man who was 17 years old when he fatally shot two people in separate 2002 incidents in west suburban Aurora was sentenced Friday to 109 years in prison after a life sentence was overturned.
A west suburban man has been charged with a murder that happened at a graduation party Saturday night in Glen Ellyn.
Joseph Thrane was in a black Saturn SUV with fellow Latin Kings flashing gang signs before he gunned down Ruben Feliciano in the Humboldt Park neighborhood May 24, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The 46 slayings in May, as measured by the Chicago Police Department, are the most in any month this year, but the total is not out of the ordinary. Police reported 47 homicides in May 2013, and 50 in May 2012. There were 40 killings during the month last year.
You’ll be seeing a lot of orange in Chicago and in cities across the country on Tuesday, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, inspired by the friends and family of a high school honor student slain in Chicago two years ago.
A 17-year-old boy was killed and his mother was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon inside a south suburban Harvey gas station.
Kristopher K. Pitts, 22, faces one count each of first-degree murder and robbery armed with a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Friends and family members of a murdered Bronzeville man handed out more than 1,200 flyers Saturday in the neighborhood in which he was murdered.
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.