Family, Friends Pay Last Respects To Marlen Ochoa"She didn't deserve this, her family didn't deserve this. She's an angel and she's in heaven. I know that."
Pregnant Mom And Family Take Asylum In Chicago Lawn Church To Avoid Deportation To MexicoFacing a deportation order, Adilene Marquina and her family are taking asylum in a Chicago Lawn church for the foreseeable future, because she fears threats from Mexican drug cartels.
Lightfoot To Discuss Memorial Day Crime Plan After 11 Shot Across Chicago OvernightOn the heels of a night that saw at least 11 people shot across Chicago, two of them fatally, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was expected to reveal how the city is preparing for the Memorial Day weekend, which has often been one of the deadliest of the year.
Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm PurchasesGun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system.
Mayor Lightfoot Lays Out Grand Plan To Fight Gun Violence; 'You Have To Bring People Together'On Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first full day in office, we’re hearing more details on the ways she plans to tackle gun violence, which she said will be her biggest challenge as mayor.
Lightfoot Vows 'No More Water Shutoffs,' Plans To Cut City Council Committee Budgets When She's MayorLori Lightfoot won’t be sworn in as mayor until Monday, but after receiving a report from her transition advisory team on Friday, she pledged to make one drastic change: eliminating water shutoffs for struggling homeowners.
Three People Have Been Charged In The Death Of Marlen OchoaThree people were charged Thursday afternoon in the death of pregnant teenager Marlen Ochoa, whose body was discovered in a garbage can and her baby cut out of her womb.
3 Arrested, 1 Other Questioned In Murder Of Pregnant Teen Marlen Ochoa; Baby Cut From Her Womb Remains In Critical ConditionChicago police are questioning four people in the brutal murder of Marlen Ochoa, a pregnant teenage mother whose unborn child was cut from her womb. Her body was found at a home in the Scottsdale neighborhood three weeks after she went missing, and her baby is in critical condition.
Report: DCFS So Focused On Keeping Families Together, Agency Often Puts Kids In DangerA report has found that it's so difficult to remove children from their parents' care, that many DCFS workers won't even recommend removal to prosecutors.
Police Release Surveillance Images Of 2 Suspects In Argyle Red Line ShootingPolice have released surveillance images of two men wanted in connection with a shooting at the Argyle stop on the CTA Red Line on Monday.
R. Kelly's Attorneys Still Haven't Received Copy Of Video In Sex Abuse Case; 'Maybe The Squirrels Are Working Slowly'“The state has the tape. I can’t get it from them. They have to produce it. They have an obligation to produce it,” defense attorney Steve Greenberg said. “Maybe the squirrels are working slowly.”
Judge In R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case Could Rule On Bid To Preserve Communication Between Prosecutors And Michael AvenattiSinger R. Kelly is due back in court this morning for a hearing on his sex abuse case, and a judge could rule on his attorneys’ request to preserve all communications between Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti.
Search Continues For Missing Chemical Plant Worker After Deadly Waukegan ExplosionThe search continues for one man still missing after a deadly explosion at the AB Specialty Silicones plant in Waukegan this weekend.
Five Teens Charged With Vehicle Break-Ins At Loop Parking GarageFive teenagers have been charged with breaking into several cars in a Loop parking garage earlier this week.
Chicago Weather: Persistent Rain Flooding Roads Across City And SuburbsIt’s been a soggy start to the morning for Chicago area commuters, with lots of delays and detours due to persistent rain that left many roads flooded.