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Man Kills Self In Standoff With Police, After Woman Found Dead In Antioch

A man was found dead inside a mobile home in north suburban Antioch late Friday morning, more than four hours after he barricaded himself inside, in apparent connection to the death of a woman outside the home.


Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself

A Kansas City Chiefs player reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend Saturday morning, then later took his own life.



25-Year-Old Killed While Playing With Gun In West Town

A 25-year-old man died after he accidentally shot himself in the face in his West Town home late Friday.


Dave Duerson

Duerson Family Donates Concussion Test Kits To High Schools

Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson took his life in 2011 after suffering years of concussion symptoms. Now his family is donating concussion testing kits to the Chicago Public School District.


West Chicago Death Investigation

Police: West Suburban Officer’s Death Appears To Be Suicide

A west suburban police officer apparently killed herself on Monday in her home in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Two students were found dead in unrelated incidents at Illinois State University. (CBS)

Multiple Student Deaths Cause Alarm At ISU

After an unusually high number of student deaths this past school year, administrators at Illinois State University in downstate Normal are taking another look at their policies.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Hospital Employee Attacks Co-Worker, Kills Self

A cafeteria employee at the Stroger Hospital committed suicide Monday after getting into a physical fight with a female co-worker.


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.