Search Suspended For Teen Missing After Being Struck By Metra Train In JolietAt least one teenager was killed by a Metra Rock Island train Wednesday night, and authorities are searching for a second teen who is missing and presumed dead in Joliet.
Argo Community High School Students Wait For New Graduation Date, Face Increased Security After ThreatsSeniors at Argo Community High School in southwest suburban Summit are waiting to find out when their graduation will be rescheduled, after Tuesday night’s commencement was postponed due to social media threats.
Hammond To Close 3 Schools, Cut At Least 130 Staff PositionsThree schools in Hammond will close for good this summer, and more than 100 staff positions will be cut, due to a budget deficit of more than $10 million.
State Health Officials To Probe Christ Medical Center's Handling Of Marlen Ochoa Case, After Alleged Killer Passed Baby Off As Her OwnThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office is asking the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to look into how Advocate Christ Medical Center handled the Marlen Ochoa case.
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.
Remains Found At Home Where Mother Went To Pick Up Baby Clothes Are Marlen Ocha, Medical Examiner SaysThe remains found at a home where 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa was said to have gone to pick up free baby clothes are hers, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Part Of Railroad Bridge Collapses Near Chicago SkywayPart of a railroad overpass collapsed Tuesday morning on the South Side, near the Chicago Skyway.
West Side Lawmakers Hold Emergency Meeting On Opioid Epidemic In Wake Of Heroin OverdosesA group of lawmakers held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss ways to fight the ongoing opioid crisis, nearly two weeks after at least 20 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side.
Mourners Gather At Crystal Lake Funeral Home To Honor 5-Year-Old A.J. Freund, 'Everybody's Little Boy'Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a Crystal Lake funeral home to pay their final respects to 5-year-old A.J. Freund, whose brutal murder has brought the community together in mourning.
Chicago Weather: Flooding Concerns Mount; Up To 6 Inches Of Rain Already This Week, With More On The WayWith more than 5 inches of rain already in some areas, the wet weather is making it pretty miserable in the western and southwestern suburbs and northwest Indiana.
Shootings And Murders Down For Chicago Through April, Police SayChicago police say shootings, murders, and overall crime are down for the first four months of the year, compared to 2018, but some say there’s still work to be done.
As Police Prepare Summer Safety Plan, Supt. Johnson And Mayor-Elect Lightfoot Seek To First Keep Kids Out Of TroubleThe Chicago Police Department is preparing its plan to fight violent crime this summer, but Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot already has some tough talk about the department’s handling of rowdy crowds of teenagers in recent weeks.
A.J. Freund's Mother Appointed Public Defender In Murder Case; Father Seeks More Time To Decide On LawyerThe parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund are back in court today, to be arraigned on charges they forced their son to stand in a cold shower for an extended time, and then beat him to death.
A.J. Freund's Parents Accused Of Killing And Burying 5-Year-Old Three Days Before Reporting Him MissingA.J. Freund's parents forced the 5-year-old into a cold shower for an extended period of time, and the 5-year-old was repeatedly struck all over his body, leading to his death, McHenry County prosecutors alleged in court Thursday morning.