Andre Alejandro (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Gang Member Gets 40 Years For Killing Boy At Uptown Pizzeria

Andre Alejandro, 25, pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder before Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer, according to court records.


Giovanni Donancricchia, slain inside his restaurant. (Credit: Donancricchia Family)

Cicero Pizzeria Reopens 1 Week After Owner Fatally Shot

A Cicero family pizzeria re-opens for business just one week after the owner was shot and killed in a robbery.


Josiah McCroskey (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Last Of Serial Pizzeria Robbers Sentenced

A West Aurora student who saved the life of a choking schoolmate last year will be honored in an episode of the Steve Harvey show that airs Thursday, the Aurora Beacon-News reports.



Woman Shot In Face Outside Pilsen Pizzeria

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man and a woman were hurt, one critically, in a shooting outside a pizzeria in the Pilsen neighborhood early Sunday. The shooting occurred outside Benny’s Pizza, 1244 W. 18th St., about […]


Laurie's Pizzeria And Liquors

Boy, 13, Shot Dead Near Foster And Broadway

A 13-year-old boy from West Rogers Park is dead after being shot early Tuesday in the Uptown neighborhood, near Foster Avenue and Broadway.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

An employee at this Rally's in Gary, Ind., shot and killed one of two would-be robbers on Jan. 11, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Gary, Ind., Fast Food Worker’s Concealed Gun Helps Foil Robbery

The Indiana law that allows licensed residents to carry concealed firearms has apparently helped break up what could have been a bloody robbery.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

Cory M. Paytes, 22, and Travis J. Gamble, 22, were charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and resisting a peace officer.

Serial Pizzeria Robbers Caught After Latest Heist

Two serial pizzeria robbers were caught red-handed Monday night after ordering employees into a freezer while robbing a west suburban restaurant at gunpoint.


Maria Garza (left); Carmelo Rios (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Buffalo Grove Pizzeria Owners Charged With International Drug Trafficking

Barely a month ago, the owners of DeLuca’s Pizzeria were the subject of a feature article in the Buffalo Grove Patch, in which they talked about fine-tuning recipes and the seasonal cycles of the pizza business.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Lightning Generic

Moms Say Niles Pizzeria Locked Them Out During Storm

A pizzeria in Niles is being criticized for its alleged treatment of two women and the five children they had with them at the height of Tuesday night’s storm.

WBBM Newsradio–06/24/2011


Giordano’s Pizzeria Files For Bankruptcy

Chicago-based Giordano’s Pizza has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but wants to keep the business running during its reorganization.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

Division Street Fire

Fire Breaks Out At Division Street Pizzeria

A fire broke out this morning at a pizzeria on the ground floor of a prewar high rise in the Division Street nightlife district.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010