Chicago, which has about a third of the population of New York City, recorded three times more homicides than the Big Apple in the month of January.
For the first time, a sample of John Wayne Gacy’s blood has been entered into a nationwide system to see whether Gacy committed more than the 33 murders that authorities know about.
A new report aims to put faces and names to the number of murders that Chicago saw last year.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Monday he will personally prosecute the murder case against four young men and women accused of strangling two friends in Joliet, then attempting to dismember their bodies.
From Uptown to Englewood, Irving Park to Brighton Park, Humboldt Park to the Back of the Yards, gunshots were heard throughout the city this weekend.
Good news on the crime front in Illinois’ second largest city. There were zero murders in Aurora in 2012. That hasn’t happened since 1946.
A court appearance is scheduled today for the Naperville woman, accused of murdering her son and the child she was babysitting last week.
Before killing her own 7-year-old son and the 5-year-old girl she was babysitting, Elzbieta Plackowska allegedly told them to get on their knees and pray.
With Chicago’s murder rate capturing national headlines, Police Supt Garry McCarthy is on the defense, touting recent progress his department has made in the fight against crime.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat from an anxious tourism industry over recent killings, CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says.
It seems to be generally agreed that the holiday weekend was a nice one, except for the murders in Chicago.
The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court is weighing in on the restrictions the trial judge has placed on tweeting from the courtroom in the trial of William Balfour.
Facing a setback in efforts to reduce gun violence and make Chicago a safer place to live, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that police are focusing on long-term strategies to target street gangs.
The man convicted of killing an Addison woman in 1995 and cutting an unborn baby from her womb should find out Wednesday when he will get a hearing that could lead to a new trial.
One of the people convicted of the murder of a pregnant woman and cutting out her unborn child over 15 years ago is headed back to court next week.
Less than two weeks after city officials touted the fact the city went 24 hours without a single shooting or homicide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Monday that the city’s murder rate is up significantly during the first month of the year.
Murders in Chicago were down last year, but it’s a different story when it comes to the number of murders actually solved.
Gary’s new mayor is pledging to put the brakes on a growing number of burglaries in the city. That’s just one item on Karen Freeman-Wilson’s “to-do” list after taking office as Gary’s first female mayor.
A property owner and a prospective buyer were shocked by a discovery they made Tuesday night during a showing in the south suburbs.
Prosecutors want hundreds of pages of e-mails for the murder trial of Christopher Vaughn of Oswego, who is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007.