Adam Ruiz | Chicago Police Department

Man Charged With Strangling Sister, Another Woman At NW Side Home

A 22-year-old man will appear in court Saturday after confessing to strangling his sister and another woman at a Northwest Side home last October before setting the house on fire, authorities said.


James Thomas (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In West Garfield Park Woman’s Death

James E. Thomas, 49, was charged with one county of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault to a peace officer with a weapon, according to a statement from Chicago Police.


Santos Crespo | Cook County sheriff's office

Oklahoma Man Charged With ’99 Strangling On NW Side

An Oklahoma man has been charged with strangling a man nearly 16 years ago in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.


Matthew L. Stoecklein, 55, of Elgin is accused of strangling an elderly man. (Elgin Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Strangling His Elderly Neighbor In Elgin Committed Suicide In Jail

Matthew Stoecklein, 58, was pronounced dead at the jail at 2600 S. California Ave. at 1:55 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.


James Ealy

Sentencing Set For Next Month In Burger King Murder

Almost seven years after Mary Hutchison, a 45-year-old wife and mother, was strangled as she was preparing to open the former Burger King restaurant in Lindenhurst, final preparations for the sentencing of her killer are under way.


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Mom Sought To Regain Custody Of Slain Girl

Eight months before 8-year-old Gizzell Ford suffered a horrifying demise, allegedly at the hands of her paternal grandmother, court records show the girl’s mother tried to win back custody of her daughter.


Adam M. Landerman (clockwise, from top left), Alisa R. Massaro, Joshua F. Miner, and Bethany L. McKee. (Will County Sheriff's Dept.)

Joliet Authorities: 4 Young Adults Rob, Murder 2 Friends, Then Continue ‘Party Atmosphere’

– Police say four young adults, one the son of a Joliet police sergeant , lured two friends to a house, robbed and strangled them and then played video games until police arrived.



Woman Found Strangled In Edgewater Alley

A woman whose body was found in an Edgewater neighborhood alley Saturday morning was strangled and her death has been ruled a homicide, an autopsy Sunday has found.



Chicago Man Charged With Strangling Death In Park Ridge

A Chicago man has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling a Park Ridge man in a dispute over drug money.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012


Two Questioned In Strangling In Little Village

Police were questioning two men in the murder of a man found strangled on Tuesday in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

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Man Due In Court For Elderly Mom’s Murder

A Berwyn man was due in bond court Thursday, charged with strangling his 90-year-old mother at her west suburban home.