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Six Killed, 12 Hurt In Weekend Violence

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.


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No Murders In Aurora In 2012

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.


Elzbieta Plackowska (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Naperville Woman Charged In Kids’ Murders Due In Court

A court appearance is scheduled today for the Naperville woman, accused of murdering her son and the child she was babysitting last week.


Justin Plackowski and Olivia Dworakowski (Naperville Community Unit School District 203/Facebook)

Woman Charged With Killing Kids Made Them Pray Before Stabbings

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.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy rides patrol on a Chicago street on Sept. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Murder Rate Down In September; McCarthy: ‘Something’s Working’

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.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Reduce Tourist Fears With More Cops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat from an anxious tourism industry over recent killings, CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson says.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: What Is City Hall Doing To Stop The Murders?

It seems to be generally agreed that the holiday weekend was a nice one, except for the murders in Chicago.

CBS 2–05/29/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

High Court Justice Weighs In On Tweeting Ban At Hudson Murder Trial

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.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his decision to consolidate Chicago Police district stations and detective divisions, a move that will reduce the number of district stations from 25 to 22 by the fall. The number of detective divisions has been cut from five to three. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Long-Term Strategies Needed To Lower Spiking Crime

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.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

New Trial For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb?

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.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

Hearing Set For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb

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.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

No Murders For 5 Days, But Homicide Rate Still Up

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.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Only 30 Percent Of Last Year’s Murders Have Been Solved

Murders in Chicago were down last year, but it’s a different story when it comes to the number of murders actually solved.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2012

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

New Gary Mayor Introduces Public Safety Team

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.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Sauk Village Murders

Real Estate Showing Leads To Discovery Of 2 Bodies

A property owner and a prospective buyer were shocked by a discovery they made Tuesday night during a showing in the south suburbs.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Prosecutors Seek E-Mails From Wife Of Family Massacre Suspect

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.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

Cardell Taylor, Devin Bickham Jr., Devin Bickham Sr. (Credit: River Forest Police)

Ex-Cop Offered $400 To Kill Girlfriend: Prosecutors

A former North Chicago police officer offered to pay a man $400 — including $200 upfront — to kill his girlfriend, prosecutors alleged Friday.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Michael Gargiulo (left); Tricia Pacaccio (CBS)

Report: Detectives Think ‘Hollywood Ripper’ May Have Killed 10 More Women

A detective in California thinks the man charged with the 1993 murder of a young Glenview woman, already dubbed “the Hollywood Ripper,” might also be responsible for as many as ten other killings.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Simon Peter Nelson (Credit: Illinois Department Of Corrections)

Man Who Killed Six Children Up For Parole

A 79-year-old Rockford man is up for parole again – 33 years after being convicted of killing all six of his children.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

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Four Dead, Nine Wounded In Weekend Violence In Chicago

Four people were killed and at least nine others wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, while a fifth person died in a suburban shooting.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011