Kidnapper Who Got The Wrong Guy: Let Him Go, But Beat Him FirstThey abducted their victim at gunpoint in broad daylight in Berwyn. They blindfolded him. They demanded a ransom. And they threatened to cut off his fingers. hen the kidnappers realized they had “a little situation”: They kidnapped the wrong guy. They wanted his brother.
Relative Of Endia Martin's Alleged Killer Invokes 5th AmendmentA relative of the teenage girl accused of shooting Endia Martin invoked the Fifth Amendment when she took the stand at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse Thursday night.
Jury To Deliberate: How Much Do Chicago Panhandlers Make?Two panhandlers contend Cook County Sheriff's deputies improperly barred them from panhandling at Daley Plaza. Jurors must decide multiple issues. But the judge has already ruled deputies violated the men's free-speech rights to beg at least once. So no matter what, jurors will have to consider how much a day of begging is worth.
Teen Describes Shooting That Killed Endia MartinLanekia Reynolds used to be good friends with the girl who shot her. They had been tight since grammar school. But in 2013, the two fought over a boy. A year later, the girls’ hatred snowballed and Reynolds and her rival challenged each other to a fight. When that fight was over, Reynolds was wounded and Endia, 14, was dead.
Openings Expected In Red Light Camera Bribery TrialJohn Bills is accused of fixing a key commission vote to secure an initial deal for Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. in 2003. Redflex later signed other deals for Chicago's first red light enforcement program.
Trial Of Prostitute Accused Of Killing Brother Rice Teacher Gets Under WayAlisha Walker loudly sobbed for several minutes when detectives told her that the Brother Rice High School teacher who had hired her for sex had died after they fought in his Orland Park home.
Ex-Bank CEO Goes On Trial For Fraud Tied To Ex-Country Club Hills Police ChiefRobert Michael, the former CEO of the failed Citizens Bank played the role of federal defendant Monday as prosecutors put him on trial for alleged fraud, lies and money laundering tied to real estate deals involving disgraced former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Former City Official's Red Light Cameras Bribery Trial To StartJury selection in John Bills' trial gets underway Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Chicago U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon will be among the trial prosecutors.
Vice Lord 'Prince' Convicted In Federal CourtU.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo convicted Joseph “Little Joe” Faulkner and Otis “O” Sykes after the pair went on trial for their roles in a conspiracy involving an open-air drug market at Thomas and Keystone on the West Side.
Police Commander Glenn Evans Acquitted Of Brutality ChargesA Chicago police commander has been acquitted of all charges for allegedly shoving a gun in a suspect's mouth two years ago.
Verdict Expected Monday In Trial Of Chicago Police CommanderA Cook County judge is expected to announce a verdict in the case of a Chicago police commander accused of shoving a gun down a suspect's throat.
Police Brutality Trial Of Cmdr. Glenn Evans Nears EndEvans has been charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery.