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Mutahir Rauf (courtesy of Loyola University Chicago)

Slain Loyola Student’s Family Seeks “Peace, Not Vengeance”

Family and friends were remembering a slain Loyola University student Tuesday morning, four days after he was shot and killed during a robbery near campus.

12/09/2014

Heather Mack (left) speaks with her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) inside a holding cell at the procecutor's office in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 8, 2014. The Chicago area couple is accused of murdering Mack's mother at a luxury Bali hotel and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Mack and Schaefer will stand trial in January, an Indonesian prosecutor said on December 8.  (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Completes Probe Into Slaying Of Chicago Woman

Indonesian police said Monday that they have completed their investigation into an American couple accused of battering the woman’s mother to death and stuffing the body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

12/08/2014

Deonte Smith (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Shooting Two In Riverdale, Leading Cops On Chase

Deonte Smith, 25, was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated fleeing and eluding, according to a statement from Riverdale police.

12/04/2014

Ladarius Harris (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Double Murder In Ford Heights

Ladarius Harris, 22, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Ephram Nelson Jones and 19-year-old Cyrus Johnson.

12/04/2014

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2014 On Track To See Fewer Homicides, With Some Chicago Neighborhoods Still Being Left Behind

As of November 30th, Chicago’s homicides are down when compared to last year. Though it looks likely 2014 will see fewer homicides than 2013, there are many factors, including a substantial rise in homicides in November, that could stop that from happening.

12/04/2014

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Nordstrom Murder Victim Reported Incident To Police A Week Before Shooting

Chicago police are continuing to investigate last weekend’s murder/suicide inside the Nordstrom store on North Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

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Year After Year, These Chicago Neighborhoods Continue To See The Most Homicides

Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.

11/26/2014

Christian Loga-Negru (Racine County Sheriff)

Suburban Woman’s Murder In Wisconsin Resembles 2004 Kidnapping Case

An Arlington Heights man was being held on $1 million bail in Wisconsin, charged with killing his estranged wife with a hatchet, after she had fled to Mount Pleasant to stay with friends who offered her shelter from her husband. The murder brings to mind the story of another woman who was kidnapped in Racine County in 2004.

11/21/2014

Christian Loga-Negru (Racine County Sheriff)

Arlington Heights Woman Killed In Wisconsin; Estranged Husband Arrested

An Arlington Heights woman was slain in southern Wisconsin on Wednesday night, and her estranged husband has been taken into custody.

11/20/2014

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The Chicago Neighborhoods That Didn’t See A Drop In Homicides

The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.

11/19/2014

Ahmed Martinez Walker, Eddie Robert Simmons, and Matthew Cobbs (left to right) are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nacurvie Smith (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Charged In Fatal Old Town Shooting

Eddie Robert Simmons, 21, of the 3400 block of West 5th Avenue; Ahmed Martinez Walker, 18, of the 700 block of West 50th Place; and Matthew Cobbs, 20, of the 2700 block of North Francisco, were each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that left 27-year-old Nacurvie Smith dead.

11/18/2014

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

Lawyer Seeks Less Than 12 Years For Ex-Cop In Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot

Steve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.

11/14/2014

Cinque Lee (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 14 Years For Killing CPS Basketball Star

As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times

11/14/2014

Milan Lekich (Credit: Chicago Police)

Sources: Girlfriend, Acting Alone, Killed Hegewisch Man Before Killing Herself

The case of a Southeast Side man found chopped up outside his garage last month isn’t expected to lead to any arrests, with investigators increasingly confident his live­-in girlfriend — who later committed suicide — acted alone, sources tell the Chicago Sun-­Times.

11/14/2014

Police say they are looking for this suspect in the 1994 shooting death of Kevin Toma. (Schaumburg Police)

Schaumburg Police Take Another Crack At Teen’s Unsolved Murder

Kevin Toma, of Glendale Heights, was killed about 1 a.m. Nov. 5, 1994, while he was standing outside the rear exit of TOTO’s teen dance club at 1450 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg police said.

11/13/2014

Paris McGee, left; Toyious Taylor (Cook County Sheriff)

Two Defendants In Officer’s 2010 Shooting Death Found Guilty

Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.

11/13/2014

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jeremy Anderson, on two charges of murder. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder Arrested In Gary

An arrest warrant was issued earlier this week for Jeremy Anderson, 36, for two counts of first degree murder, according to the Round Lake Beach police department.

11/13/2014

(Left to right) Donnell Coakley Sr., Tylesha Griffin, and Dominique Lott are charged with the murder of 3-year-old Donnell Coakley Jr. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Parents, Cousin Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old

After determining that her viciously abused and malnourished 3-year-old second cousin was dead, a West Ridge woman allegedly went out, bought some marijuana and then smoked it with the child’s parents near the toddler’s battered corpse.

11/13/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders Gets Life Sentence

Joshua Miner was not surprised by his murder conviction, his attorney said at the time. Miner shouldn’t be surprised by his sentence, either. Miner, 26, was convicted of the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Miner faced mandatory life sentence under Illinois law and on Wednesday that is what he received

11/12/2014

Keith Martin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Extradited From Wisconsin For July Shooting Death

Keith Martin, 47, of the 6200 block of South Rockwell is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

11/11/2014

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