Former Alderman Sandi Jackson Released From PrisonFormer Ald. Sandi Jackson has been released from a minimum security federal prison camp in West Virginia, after serving nearly 11 months of a one-year sentence for filing a false federal income tax return.
Convicted Killer, Child Molester Freed From Prison AgainA man convicted of killing two children and molesting a third has been freed from prison for a second time, prompting police to warn residents in northwest Indiana to steer clear of him.
Cardinal George Back Home From HospitalFrancis Cardinal George, who is battling cancer, was admitted late last month for dehydration and pain management issues. The Archdiocese of Chicago reports he is feeling better.
Former Congressman Jackson Arrives At Halfway HouseJackson left the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base through a back gate, avoiding the media. He arrived hours later in Baltimore.
Officials: Man Questioned In Beating Of Off-Duty Cop ReleasedA man who turned himself in to police in south suburban Harvey on Saturday in connection with the beating and robbery of an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant was released Sunday without charges, officials said.
Skokie Police Release 5th Suspect In Student's SlayingSkokie police have released the person they say pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of a Niles North High School student last month. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office did not think there was enough evidence at this time to charge him, according to Skokie police officials.
Whitney Young Students Help Raise, Release Snapping TurtlesWhitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.
Former Joliet Man Coming Home After Honduras Drops Smuggling ChargesA former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.
Chief Objects After Suspect Who Threatened To Kill Cop ReleasedIn an unusual move, a suburban police chief has filed an official complaint against a judge for letting a defendant walk without a cash bond.
Woman Freed In Baby's Death: 'I'm Not Bitter' Jennifer Del Prete spent a decade without her children because she was convicted of killing someone else's baby. She’s now free because of evidence never turned over at her 2005 trial.
Daley Nephew Completes Jail Term In 2004 Manslaughter CaseR.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.
Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind BarsStanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.
Aurora Police Release Woman Questioned In Fatal StabbingAurora police say, even though she has been released, the case is "pending further investigation."
George Ryan A Free Man, Ends Home Confinement A Day EarlyFormer Gov. George Ryan officially became a free man today, a day earlier than expected.