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Convicted serial killer Nicholas Sheley (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing 4 With Hammer

A man serving life sentences for two killings was convicted Thursday in the deaths of four others who were fatally beaten with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment.

05/30/2014

Joseph Paul Franklin (Credit: Missouri Department of Corrections)

White Supremacist Serial Killer Executed In Missouri

Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first execution in nearly three years.

11/20/2013

Michael M. Romanenko, 42, of South Elgin, lost his job as a Comcast Internet technician and faces trial for disorderly conduct, after he allegedly claimed to be a serial killer and terrified two women inside a home in Naperville. | Courtesy of the Naperville Police Department

Joking About Being A ‘Serial Killer’ Gets Man Fired, Arrested

Michael Romanenko is free on bond and scheduled to appear Tuesday in Wheaton Field Court, charged with two counts of disorderly conduct/breach of peace.

11/14/2013

John Wayne Gacy

FBI Checking Gacy Travel Records For Links To Unsolved Murders

The search for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is now in the hands of the FBI.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home Up For Sale In Ohio

The childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is up for sale. The northern Ohio home was the site of Dahmer’s first murder in 1978.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Nicholas Sheley

Town Of Sterling, Ill., Recovering From Fear Of Serial Killer Sheley

The residents of a small Illinois town – where the victim of an accused serial killer once lived – are finding life a bit less fearful with the help of a new police program.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

John Wayne Gacy

Attorneys Believe Gacy Had Accomplices

Two Chicago lawyers have taken a fresh look at the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of three of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims, and have concluded that he had at least one accomplice.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

William George Bundy has been identified as one of John Wayne Gacy's victims. (CBS)

John Wayne Gacy Victim Finally Identified Through DNA

One of the unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy has been identified, more than 30 years after his death at the hands of one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

A gravemarker of one of the John Wayne Gacy's unknown victims.

Sheriff: 25 Legitimate Leads On Unidentified Gacy Victims

In the first 24 hours of the latest attempt to identify the eight unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says authorities have received a flood of calls.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Paul Runge

2 Cases Dropped Against Serial Killer Paul Runge

DuPage County prosecutors dropped two cases Wednesday against convicted serial killer Paul Runge, because he cannot be sentenced to any greater penalty.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

John Wayne Gacy

New Book Looks Back At John Wayne Gacy Case

A new book re-examines one of the most shocking crimes ever – John Wayne Gacy’s murder of 34 boys and young men in the 1970s.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Sonny Pierce

Police Search For Alleged Serial Killer’s Missing Victim

Police were search on the city’s Far South Side this afternoon for the body of the third victim of accused serial killer Sonny Pierce.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Esther Pierce-Pearson, Sonny Pierce

Mother: My Son Is Not A Serial Killer

As a Blue Island man sits behind bars accused of raping and murdering three women, his mother insists authorities have the wrong man.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

Sonny Pierce

Suspected Serial Killer Charged In 3 Rapes, Murders

A Blue Island man has been charged in the rapes and murders of three young women in 2009 and 2010 and authorities believe he might be a serial killer responsible for other potential victims.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Andrew Urdiales

Killer Escapes Death In Illinois, But Still May Be Executed

Convicted serial killer Andrew Urdiales has escaped death row twice while in Illinois, but he could face it a third time if extradited to California.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2011

Larry Eyler

New Push To ID 3 More Victims Of Serial Killer

They were slain by Larry Eyler, a Chicago house painter who admitted to killing nearly two dozen young men.

WBBM Newsradio–10/12/2010