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Michael L. Marzo, 23, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother. (Credit: Bolingbrook Police Department)

Man Not Guilty Of Killing His Mother By Reason Of Insanity

A judge on Friday said that a southwest suburban man likely stabbed his mother to death in 2011, but found him not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

10/11/2013

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Gary Man Convicted Of Killing Stranger Who Gave Him A Ride Home

Robert Lewis III, 40, was convicted of murder, murder in perpetration of criminal deviate conduct, criminal deviate conduct and resisting law enforcement in the beating and strangulation death of Jennifer Kocsis, 37.

10/11/2013

Mordecai Faskowitz (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Edgewater Stabbing

An elderly man has been charged after a 70-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood apartment they shared.

10/11/2013

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Third Man Convicted In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

A Cook County jury convicted the gunman in the fatal drive-by shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez of murder and attempted murder after nearly seven hours of deliberation late Wednesday night

10/10/2013

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Ealy Gets Life In Prison For Killing Burger King Manager

James Ealy strangled Mary Hutchinson, a 45-year-old wife and mother, after forcing her to open the safe as she was preparing to open the former Burger King store in Lindenhurst.

10/09/2013

A blue canopy obscures an excavation in the Scottsdale neighborhood Friday. (CBS)

Third Person Arrested In Grisly Southwest Side Killing, Dismemberment

Police have arrested the man they believe is the main assailant in the brutal murder of a Humboldt Park construction worker whose body was dismembered and buried.

10/07/2013

Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Prosecutors: Woman Killed Baby Granddaughter With Sledgehammer, Knife

Sources tell CBS 2 the grandmother, who immigrated from Poland decades ago, has mental health problems.

10/06/2013

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Man Charged With Murder Of Woman Found In Glen Ellyn Park

A man was charged Tuesday with murdering a Wheaton woman who was found stabbed to death in a park in west suburban Glen Ellyn.

10/01/2013

Yongfei Ci (Credit: Champain County Sheriff's office)

$10M Bond For U Of I Student Charged With Killing Ex-Girlfriend

Bond was set at $10 million for a University of Illinois student charged in connection with the murder of this ex-girlfriend.

09/28/2013

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Infant Dies From Child Abuse In West Englewood

A Friday autopsy determined Demari Brown died from multiple blunt force injuries and child abuse, and the death was ruled a homicide,

09/27/2013

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Feds Announce Charges Against Gang Members

The incoming U.S. attorney for Chicago faces increasing pressure to help make streets safer, rather than go after crooked politicians.

09/26/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

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Former Lake County Store Clerk Testifies At Check ’n Go Murder Trial

A former clerk from Ma & Pa’s Corner Store in Beach Park gave dramatic testimony Wednesday that Montago Suggs, currently on trial for the shooting death of a Waukegan store clerk, pointed a gun at his head and tried to shoot him, but the gun did not fire.

09/26/2013

Santos Loza (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Joliet Man Found Guilty Of Beating 9-Month-Old To Death

A jury on Tuesday found a southwest suburban man guilty of murder for the beating death of a 9-month-old boy he was babysitting in October 2008, the Herald-News is reporting.

09/24/2013

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Woman Found Slain In South Side Apartment

April Dixon was found dead with multiple stab wounds about 7:10 p.m. inside the apartment in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue.

09/24/2013

Robert Danno (left) and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez (right) are accused of strangling Danno's wife and her mother in Chicago, then stuffing their bodies in a car trunk, and setting the car on fire near a forest preserve in Palos Park. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pair Denied Bond For Murders Of Mom, Daughter Found In Burning Car

Robert Danno, 50, and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez, 24, are accused of strangling Danno’s wife and her elderly mother in Chicago.

09/24/2013

Andre Ford and his mother, Helen Ford, are charged with murder in the death of his 8-year-old daughter, Gizzell Ford, who was beaten, tortured, and strangled. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who Died

When a skeletal Andre Ford was wheeled into court last week, even prosecutors said the ailing man was too frail to beat the 8-year-old daughter he is accused of murdering, but what Ford couldn’t do with his hands, he allegedly did with his mouth.

09/23/2013

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Teen Charged In Slaying Near Evanston H.S.

Matthew A. Dubose, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Cardereon Priester on Sept. 10.

09/20/2013

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Evidence Of Stolen Car To Be Allowed At 2007 Murder Trial

A defense motion to exclude portions of an interrogation in which Suggs admits to stealing a car to escape the murder scene, and other statements in which says he has stolen other cars, was denied Monday

09/18/2013

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Murder Suspect Returned To Illinois To Face Trial

Gary Allyn Warwick, 62, of Portage, had signed a waiver of his rights to a formal hearing before appearing in Porter Superior Court via video link from the Porter County Jail.

09/17/2013

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