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Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect’s Charges

New questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Dave Duerson

Duerson’s Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion Dangers

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Don Cornelius

Cornelius’ Friends, Family Say They Didn’t See Signs Of Suicide

First came the shock of losing his friend Don Cornelius, then the discovery that just a few hours before his death, Cornelius left longtime friend and radio executive Marv Dyson three voice mail messages.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Don Cornelius

‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead Of Apparent Suicide

“Soul Train” creator and Chicago native Don Cornelius was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning in his Los Angeles home.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

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Man Found Dead In Suspected Suicide Near Beverly Fire

A man was found shot to death in a suspected suicide early Tuesday, near the scene of a fire that broke out in a house in the Beverly neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Schaumburg Fatal Shooting

Man Shoots, Kills Self In Front Of Police Outside Schaumburg Bar

A man is dead after shooting himself outside a popular sports bar in northwest suburban Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Ursula Nailor, 37, and her two sons, Darnell Holt Jr. and Daniel Nailor (Family Photo)

Friends, Relatives Remember Family Killed In Villa Park

One of the four people who was shot to death and then set on fire in a home in unincorporated Villa Park was honored at his high school on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Jurors For Accused Killer Vaughn Can See Late Wife’s Emails, Chats

Anticipating a “very rare” suicide defense from accused family killer Christopher Vaughn, a Will County judge ruled Thursday jurors may see several online chat messages and emails written by his late wife, Sun-Times Media is reporting.


Timmothy Pitzen

Sightings Of Missing Aurora Boy Turn Out To Be False

AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Police in Aurora say they have to depend on tips now in their search for kindergartner Timmothy Pitzen, whose mother committed suicide back in May. As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Marsett reports, […]

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Caitlin Lee, 15, killed herself in October 2011, when she ran away from the group home where she lived in Naperville, following a number of suicide threats. Her family believes the state should not have put her in a group home, but kept her at a different facility where she was doing well. (Family Photo)

Girl’s Suicide Raises Question About Home For Troubled Youth

A teenage girl who took her life on railroad tracks in Naperville last month was a resident of a home that is supposed to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable young people. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigated allegations the home was out of control.

CBS 2–11/30/2011

Timmothy Pitzen

Police Release New Surveillance Video Of Missing Aurora Boy

It has been more than six months since 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was last seen, and police have released new surveillance video in hopes that someone will come forward with information.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Develt Bradford, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for killing a security guard during a robbery at the Aldi in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Aldi Murder Suspect Found Hanged In Cell

A man charged in the murder of a security guard at an Auburn-Gresham neighborhood Aldi store was found hanged in his cell at a police station lockup early Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Delays On Blue Line After Man Jumps In Front Of Train

The CTA is reporting “major delays” on the Blue Line on the Near West Side after a person was struck by a train at the Medical Center stop.


Ashlynn Conner (WCIA/courtesy Conner family)

Family Blames Bullying In 10-Year-Old Girl’s Suicide

The family of a 10-year-old girl in east central Illinois says intense bullying caused the fifth-grader to kill herself late last week.


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Body Of Missing Man Found Hanging In Forest Preserve

A person walking through a northwest suburban forest preserve Tuesday evening encountered a grisly sight — the body of a man hanging from a tree, victim of an apparent suicide.


Timmothy Pitzen

Missing Aurora Boy’s Blood Found In SUV

Blood belonging to a 6-year-old missing Aurora boy whose mother committed suicide has been discovered in the woman’s van, although police say it could have been the result of a mere bloody nose.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Maria Marquez

Was Chicago Woman’s Death Murder Or Suicide?

Chicago Police say she committed suicide. Her family believes she was murdered. It’s another questionable case from 2010, the year the police claimed its crime fighting techniques had dramatically reduced the city’s murder rate.


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Man Found Dead On Lakefront Bike Path

The body of an Elgin man was found Monday morning on the lakefront bike path near North Avenue Beach.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

A Metra train on the Rock Island District Line struck a vehicle in Oak Forest on July 21, 2012, causing the lead car of the train to derail. (Credit: CBS)

Questions Remain In Fatal Metra-Car Collision

Autopsies were inconclusive on two elderly women who died Thursday when the car they were riding in collided with a Metra Rock Island District train.


Thomas Emma

Former Bulls Draft Pick Emma Found Dead, Apparent Suicide

Thomas Emma was drafted by the Chicago Bulls after a career at Duke University that included being named the captain of the 1983 team. On Wednesday, Emma was found dead in New York.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011