Man Gets 55 Years For Fatal Shooting Last Year In West Garfield ParkAlexander Scott, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Feb. 12 after a bench trial before Judge Charles Burns, according to Cook County court records.
No Bail For Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldA Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Officer Jason Van Dyke was expected to appear for a bond hearing at noon Tuesday.
Person Of Interest In Boy's Street 'Execution' Free On $1 Million BondA person of interest in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee is free on bail after meeting the $1 million bond requirements ordered on a weapons charge.
Girl, 12, Says 'Clown' Told Her To Kill StepmomA 12-year-old girl has told authorities that a fictional clown named "Laughing Jack" told her to kill her stepmother in July.
Teen Charged With Killing Newborn To Stay JailedAs Mubashra Uddin stood with her head bowed in court Thursday, her attorney Barry Sheppard urged the judge to set bail for the 19-year-old. But after hearing the details of the baby girl’s death, Brown ordered that Uddin remain held without bond in Cook County Jail while she awaits trial for murder.
Murder Victims' Relatives Apprehensive Ahead Of Torture Panel's VoteJerry Mahaffey was convicted decades ago of killing Dean and JoEllen Pueschel, and beating their 12-year-old son almost to death.
Two Charged With November Murder Of 19-Year-Old Aurora ManTwo men have been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old man last month in west suburban Aurora.
Appeals Court Upholds Drew Peterson's Murder ConvictionAn Illinois appeals court has affirmed former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson’s conviction and prison sentence in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Reward Increased For Arrest Of Aspiring Model's KillerThe father of a 20-year-old model who was shot and killed in Englewood earlier this month has announced an increased reward for information leading to his daughter’s killer.
Mourners Bid Farewell To 9-Year-Old Murder Victim Tyshawn LeeLoved ones were saying goodbye Tuesday morning to a 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed in what police called a gang-related execution.
Testimony That Led To Mistrial In El Rukn Case A $68,000 ErrorTestimony by a former Chicago police detective that triggered a mistrial in the ongoing saga of a wrongfully convicted former death row inmate has turned out to be a $68,000 mistake.
Testimony Concludes In Trial Of Man Charged With Killing Nailah FranklinTestimony finished Monday in the murder trial of real estate investor Reginald Potts, who is accused of strangling ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007 after she threatened to reveal his criminal past.