Murder

Hezekiah Whitfield (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Gets Life In Prison For 1994 Murder Of Waukegan Business Owner

Hezekiah Whitfield was able to avoid listening to statements Tuesday from loved ones of the man he killed, but he couldn’t escape the sentence of natural life in prison that followed.

08/13/2014

Edgar Guevara (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Already Jailed Charged With 2012 Murder

Edgar Guevara, 18, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in the Little Village neighborhood on Aug. 19, 2012.

08/13/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Chicago Woman Slain In Bali, Daughter And Daughter’s Boyfriend Arrested

Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found stuffed in a suitcase, dead from blunt force trauma, outside an upscale resort in Indonesia. Her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend have been arrested after they allegedly left the suitcase in the trunk of a taxi.

08/13/2014

Patrick Tantillo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

$5 Million Bail For Man Charged In Fatal Evergreen Park Stabbing

Bail was set at $5 million Tuesday for a Minooka man charged with stabbing a Chicago man to death early Sunday after they got into an argument at a party in southwest suburban Evergreen Park.

08/12/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecution Rests In Joliet Double-Murder Trial

Bethany McKee, 20, is on trial for the murders of two 22-year-olds, Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover. Their bodies were found Jan. 10, 2013, in Alisa Massaro’s home at 1121 N. Hickory St. in Joliet. Closing statements in McKee’s trial could begin as early as Tuesday.

08/12/2014

Mark A. Ballard (Romeoville Police Department)

Man, Juvenile Charged With Fatally Beating Romeville Man

Charged with first-degree murder are Mark A. Ballard of Romeoville, 42, and a 15-year-old suspect, Romeoville police said. Bond was set at $5 million and $1 million respectively.

08/11/2014

Stanley Parker (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Fatal South Shore Shooting

A South Side man charged in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in the South Shore neighborhood has been ordered held without bond.

08/11/2014

Devin Alridge, left; Mark Hall (Chicago Police Department)

Pair Charged In Murders Of Deacon, Musician Last December

Devin Alridge and Mark Hall, both 23, are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the Dec. 19, 2013, shootings that killed Deacon Willie Cooper and musician Eric “Guitar” Davis, authorities said.

08/08/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Joliet Murder Defendant’s Father ‘Couldn’t Fathom’ Call From Daughter About Killings

Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/07/2014

Inmate Hopes DNA Tests Will Exonerate Him In North Chicago Murder

Forensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.

08/07/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant Describes Gruesome Joliet Double Murder In Video Statement Played In Court

In her own words, Bethany McKee talked about how she and three others killed the pair, partied after the murders and then planned to get away with it.

08/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

First Defendant In Gruesome Joliet Double Murder To Go On Trial

Elusive details of one of Joliet’s most gruesome double homicides could finally be revealed this week when one of four people arrested in the case is set to go on trial.

08/04/2014

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Reward Offered For Information In Roseland Murder

Cook County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help to solve a murder.

08/02/2014

Murder victim Jennifer Boyd is memorialized on a balloon. (Courtesy: Rebecca Hernandez)

As Bedford Park Cold Case Marks 12th Anniversary, Police Look At Persons Of Interest

It was Aug. 3, 2002. Jennifer Boyd, 27, was working at a Public Storage facility in the suburb. She was found stabbed to death.

07/31/2014

Michael Platt (Credit: Palatine Police)

Man Held On $2M Bond For Palatine Punching Death

Ryan Flannigan, 26, was discovered lying unconscious and bleeding from his head in the 0-100 block of North Bothwell Street about 11:30 p.m. on July 18.

07/30/2014

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Prosecutors: Teen Fatally Shot Boy, 16, Through Bedroom Window

Judge Donald Panarese called 15-year-old Rasaan Price “a danger to society” after prosecutors detailed how he allegedly fatally shot 16-year-old Darren Foggey through a bedroom window

07/30/2014

Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Officer’s Son Wants Youth Baseball Board Ousted For Letting Cop Killer Coach

Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.

07/29/2014

Antonio Tolbert (photo provided)

Owner Of Gary Auto-Body Shop Gunned Down At Work

Right after Antonio Tolbert’s family learned he had been murdered, they rushed to the body shop he owned in Gary. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/28/2014

Tevin Lee (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Teen Charged With Killing 11-Year-Old Was Aiming For Gang Rivals

Cook County prosecutors said the 18-year-old man accused of killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was aiming for a group rival gang members who had attacked a friend in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, even though that friend told him the boys who had beaten him were not there.

07/25/2014

Alisha Bromfield. (Credit: alishaandavabromfield.com)

Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door County

Brian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister’s wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield’s baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield’s boss.

07/25/2014

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