Whitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.
A former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.
In an unusual move, a suburban police chief has filed an official complaint against a judge for letting a defendant walk without a cash bond.
Jennifer Del Prete spent a decade without her children because she was convicted of killing someone else’s baby. She’s now free because of evidence never turned over at her 2005 trial.
R.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.
Stanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.
Aurora police say, even though she has been released, the case is “pending further investigation.”
Former Gov. George Ryan officially became a free man today, a day earlier than expected.
In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.
Alvarez said there were no Illinois charges pending against convicted murderer Steven Robbins, because a January 1993 arrest warrant for armed violence and cocaine possession had been dismissed in 2007.
A deputy fire chief for south suburban Chicago Ridge has been released on bond, and placed on house arrest, after he was charged with breaking into a neighbor’s condo in Tinley Park, beat her, and threatened to kill her.
Former Near North Insurance magnate Mickey Segal, convicted of stealing approximately $30 million from his company, is now a free man.
Media mogul Conrad Black has been released from prison, having completed about three of his 6 1/2–year sentence for defrauding investors.
Nearly four months after suffering a stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is now back at his Highland Park home.
A Chicago Police officer nearly killed last week in a shooting has an extra reason for getting better and returning to the street.
A 36-year-old Chicago woman was allowed to drive away with a blood alcohol level of 0.295, according to a published report.
Waukegan police have re-opened the nearly 20-year-old investigation into the rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker.
The two bald eaglets rescued and raised in captivity after a springtime storm tore down their nest in Kane County are now creatures of the wild.
Four days after the murder of a 6-year-old South Side girl, the person police were questioning about the crime is no longer in custody.