Joseph Bigsby (right) was convicted of killing Chicago Police Officer Edward Barron (left) in 1973, and sentenced to 200 years in prison, but granted early release on June 25, 2015. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation/Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Cop Killer Granted Early Release For 1973 Murder

After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.


Police investigate scene where a 17-year-old was fatally shot Sunday night. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Teen Shot And Killed In Morgan Park

Jerome N. Harris, 17, was shot in the neck about 9 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 112th Place.


The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Juvenile Court building. (Credit: CBS)

Rules Agreed To For Juvenile Detention Hearings

Illinois will implement new rules to help ensure the due-process rights of juveniles in a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit that alleged hundreds of children on parole are illegally detained each year, according to recent federal court filings.


(Left to right) Convicted cop killers Joseph Hurst and Ronnie Carrasquillo. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Chicago Cops To Testify Against Parole For 2 Cop Killers

Anytime an inmate convicted of killing a Chicago police officer comes up for parole, officers go to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to stand for the fallen.


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Officers Travel To Springfield To Block Cop Killer’s Parole

A busload of Chicago police officers headed to Springfield Thursday to oppose parole for a convicted cop killer.


Police Officers Push To Keep Cop-Killer Behind Bars

A bus load of Chicago police officers and supporters is headed to Springfield this morning to try to make sure a convicted cop killer remains behind bars.


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Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Missing Woman Found During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop of a car in Gurnee Saturday night yielded come crack cocaine, a loaded handgun and a missing, possibly endangered person — all in the company of a man out on parole for homicide, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.


David Shotkoski was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985. He was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 1995 while he was in spring training. (Family Photo)

Murder Victim’s Parents Angry Killer Set Free 10 Years Early

A convicted killer was let out of a Florida prison Tuesday, 10 years earlier than expected. The man he murdered was a Chicago native his parents said they’re shocked and angry to hear the news of the killer’s release.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Grants 75 Pardons, Clemency Petitions

A Chicago woman who was paroled 45 years ago is among dozens pardoned or granted clemency by the Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese is all smiles Friday as she holds a weekend-long garage sale of her possessions. (CBS)

Betty Loren-Maltese: Story About Gun Is Fishy

Federal agents found an unregistered gun in the Las Vegas home of former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese – a development that could be problematic given that she is on parole.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

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

Patricia Columbo (Ill. Dept. of Corrections)

Murderer Patricia Columbo, 54, Denied Parole

Patricia Columbo will have to wait another three years before she asks to be released from prison for the 1976 murders of her parents and younger brother.