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Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Jurors See Video Of Ex-Cop Discussing Gruesome Torture-Murder Plot

Jurors watched videotape footage of former Chicago cop Steve Mandell laughing as he discussed mutilating the genitals of a businessman as part of a macabre alleged double murder plot Friday morning.

02/14/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Judge Allows Evidence Of Extramarital Affairs In Kustok Murder Trial

Allan Kustok is accused of shooting his wife in the head as she slept on the morning of Sept. 29, 2010, in their bedroom at their Orland Park house.

02/14/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Teen Charged With Murder In December Slaying

A teenage boy has been charged with murder in connection to a shooting late last year that left one man dead and another seriously wounded in the South Shore neighborhood.

02/14/2014

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff's officer (right) shot and killed one of the three men who tried to rob him at a Citgo gas station on Monday night. (Credit: Surveillance Video)

Teen Arrested, Charged With Murder In Robbery Of Off-Duty Cop

A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder, in connection with the robbery of an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s sergeant Monday night that left another suspect dead.

02/13/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Witness In Ex-Cop’s Trial: Torture Chamber ‘Would Make Stalin Proud’

The construction and planning of a torture chamber at his Northwest Side office took center stage in federal court on Wednesday, the second day of what’s expected to be Mandell’s two-week trial for a pair of separate murder plots.

02/13/2014

Kenneth Bardlett (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

$2.5M Bail For Suspect In Murder Of Bensenville Store Clerk

Prosecutors said Kenneth Bardlett admitted to being one of the two men caught on surveillance video as they tried to rob Sam’s Tobacco and Foodmart on Jan. 19, although Bardlett is not accused of being the gunman who shot the clerk, Husein Saghir.

02/12/2014

Tyrell Jackson (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Drug Murder, Gets 25 Years

Tyrell Jackson, 26, of Villa Park, had faced up to 70 years in prison, until his original conviction on a charge of first-degree murder was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court.

02/12/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Feds: Ex-Cop Planned Murder With Meat Cleaver, Ambien, Torture Chamber

Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and alleged accomplice Gary Engel aimed to pose as cops to abduct Riverside businessman Steve Campbell, tie him to a wheelchair, blindfold him, mutilate his genitals, then drug him with Ambien sleep pills and kill him, federal prosecutors said.

02/12/2014

Tramian Barnes (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teen Extradited From Georgia To Face Murder Charges

Tramian Barnes, of Joliet, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Alex Anderson as the two were driving in the Portage Park neighborhood on Jan. 20.

02/12/2014

Rekeia Williams paid for this billboard for what would have been her son's 19th birthday. Williams has gotten personally involved in the investigation into her son's murder, and thinks more parents of murder victims should do the same. (Credit: CBS)

Murder Victim’s Mom Thinks Parents Need To Get Involved In Investigations

A Chicago woman who lost her son to street violence said if more parents were doing what she’s doing, police might be able to solve more murders.

02/11/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Trial Begins For Ex-Cop In Twisted Torture-Murder Plot

Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and the key government witness who helped set him up are due to face each other across a packed courtroom Tuesday on the first day of what’s likely to be one of the wildest federal court cases Chicago has seen in years

02/11/2014

Bond was set at $2 million for Allan Kustok, who stands accused of murdering his wife, Jeanie. (ORLAND PARK POLICE)

Trial Nears In Kustok Murder Case

With a week to go before Allan Kustok goes on trial for allegedly murdering his wife, one of his lawyers indicated Monday that he may need more time to review evidence in the case.

02/11/2014

Lazarus Jones.

Mother Turns To Social Media To Find Killer Of 13-Year-Old Son

On February 19, 2007, 13-year-old Lazarus Jones was beaten to death on a Chicago street corner. Pamela Jones is still looking for the killer of her son, who police believe was a victim of mistaken identity.

02/09/2014

Brandon Lee Allen Hinton (Credit: Evanston Police)

Man Gets 35 Years In 2011 Beating Death

A south suburban man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for attacking a 61-year-old man as he walked to work in Evanston in 2011, taking $10 from the his pocket as he lay bleeding and unconscious in the street.

02/07/2014

Robin Johnson. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Gets Life In Prison For Killing Cop In 2008

A 50-year-old woman convicted of killing a Chicago Police officer with his own gun during a disturbance on a CTA bus will spend the rest of her life in prison.

02/05/2014

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Man Accused Of Six Murders Wants To Delay Trial

According to a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Ind., attorneys for Juan Briseno say they are still going through evidence turned over by federal attorneys and will not be ready to start by the scheduled trial date of April 7.

02/04/2014

Carl Shampine (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Held Without Bond In Cicero Slaying

Carl Shampine, 49, had been drinking with friends at the home about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when Santiago Salgado arrived and they got into a fight

01/29/2014

Credit: Orland Police)

Woman Accused Of Killing Brother Rice Teacher Waives Extradition

Alisha Walker is accused of fatally stabbing Alan Filan at his home in Orland Park. Police said Walker has a history of prostitution and battery and that she admitted to stabbing Filan.

01/27/2014

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Prosecutors: Naperville Man Was Killed By New Roommate

A 21-year-old man allegedly strangled a man he met this week through a Craigslist ad seeking a roommate, the Naperville Sun is reporting.

01/25/2014

Brother Rice High School teacher Al Filan. (Credit: brotherrice.org)

Cops: Woman Charged In Brother Rice Teacher’s Murder

Police said the suspect was an acquaintance of Alan Filan, who was found dead Tuesday in the kitchen of his home in the southwest suburb.

01/24/2014

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