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DCFS investigating death of 8-month-old boy in Gresham
State child welfare authorities are investigating the death of an 8-month-old boy Thursday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
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Audit finds wards stranded in shelters, psych hospitals
CHICAGO (AP) - A state audit finds children in the care of Illinois' welfare system are being housed in psychiatric hospitals and shelters hundreds of days longer than necessary because of the difficulty of finding placements in foster care. The review of the Department of Children and Family Services was ...
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Judge to review case files in Kenilworth murder 50 years ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Fifty years after a 21-year-old woman was killed in her home in a suburb north of Chicago, police are fighting the release of documents in the case, arguing the investigation remains active. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2cJ65Rm ) reports that a Cook County judge ordered Kenilworth officials to ...
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Video shows Chicago man, 71, shot and robbed on front lawn
A young suspect is seen shoving the man to the ground, shooting him and bolting off on his bike.
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Officials seek to try teen as adult in kidnapping of Wheaton College student
A juvenile is now in custody in last month's armed robbery and kidnapping of a Wheaton College student. The youth, 17, appeared at a brief hearing Wednesday in DuPage County juvenile court, where he is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of armed robbery/armed with a...
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Police: Man killed in Uptown shooting
A man was shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, according to Chicago Police.
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Bensenville man killed in SW Side motorcycle crash
A northwest suburban motorcyclist was killed in a Southwest Side crash Sunday night.
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Aurora man sentenced to 28 years for 2013 gang shooting
A west suburban Aurora man was sentenced to nearly three decades in prison Wednesday for a 2013 attempted murder.
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Carpentersville police seize 6.5 pounds of heroin
Bail was set at $4 million each this week for two Carpentersville men arrested Wednesday with nearly 6.5 pounds (3 kilograms) of heroin valued at $400,000 and $10,000 in cash, officials said.Mario Betancourt, 36, 2100 block of Morningside Circle, and Misael Oropez-Garcia, 30, 0-100 block of Wren...
1654 points by Chicago Tribune | Kilogram Mass Metric system Kane County Illinois Gram Police Carpentersville Illinois Chicago metropolitan area
Underage limo driver gets probation for fatal I-90 crash
The underage limo driver in a crash that left one passenger dead and five others injured last year on I-90 won't serve any jail time.
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Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
CHICAGO (AP) — The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
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Gary man charged with reckless homicide for shooting cousin
A 21-year-old Gary man has been charged with reckless homicide for shooting his consign on Tuesday while they were playing with a gun.
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Man gets 45 years for killing elderly grandmother for her money
A former northwest suburban man who murdered his grandmother to get his inheritance was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Thursday.
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ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta.
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Ald. Austin’s grandson charged with Louisville murder: report
Kenneth Austin is being held at the Cook County Jail, the Cook County sheriff's office confirmed Saturday.
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Wheaton woman wins $250K lottery prize
A west suburban Wheaton woman recently won $250,000 playing an Illinois Lottery Crossword ticket.
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Blue Island cops injured pursuing alleged car thieves
Two Blue Island police officers were injured early Saturday morning after crashing into a vehicle allegedly being driven by armed robbers, police said. The incident began at about 12:45 a.m. when three suspects stole a black Infinity at gunpoint in the 1400 block of West 127th Street in Calumet...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cook County Illinois Robbery Chicago metropolitan area Theft Transport
Police investigate battery of woman in Cary
Police are investigating the battery of a northwest suburban Cary businesswoman by someone claiming to be a chiropractor.
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Whiting girl, 13, killed and grandmother injured in Hammond crash during police chase
A 13-year-old Whiting girl was killed, and her grandmother seriously injured Wednesday evening at a North Hammond intersection after a crash with a vehicle that was allegedly fleeing East Chicago and Hammond Police. Hammond Police Department spokesman Lt. Patrick Vicari said East Chicago Police...
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Girl, 13, killed when police chase ends in Hammond crash
A 13-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother critically injured when an SUV being chased by police in northwest Indiana slammed into their car.
7 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Northwest Indiana Lake County Indiana Chicago metropolitan area Hammond Indiana Indiana Area code 219 Four-wheel drive United States
Darien man died of cold-related causes on Christmas
A west suburban man who died of cold-related causes in Chicago on Christmas Day has been identified.
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Man charged with fatal Des Plaines hit-and-run crash
A man has been charged with striking two men with his van, killing one, then taking off Tuesday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines.
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Man wanted for attempted murder arrested in Mount Prospect
A man who skipped bail on a charge of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery was arrested last month in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
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U of Rochester abduction victim describes weekend of torture
“I didn't think I was going to make it until Monday,” Nicholas Kollias, 23, said.
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Chicago woman gets 7 years for 2015 identity theft
A Chicago woman was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for committing identity theft in 2015.
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48 arrested in Chicago area in last week's immigration raid
Federal authorities arrested 48 unauthorized immigrants across the Chicago area last week in a series of immigration enforcement raids, officials said. Of those arrested, 45 were convicted criminals and 20 were previously deported, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said. Chicago's...
1930 points by Chicago Tribune | Crime Criminal law U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chicago metropolitan area Criminology Immigration Immigration to the United States Conviction
61-year-old man killed in fire at Lake in the Hills home
A man died died Sunday night in a fire at his home in Lake in the Hills.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Autopsy Pathology Coroner McHenry County Illinois Kane County Illinois Chicago metropolitan area Huntley Illinois Chicago
Suburban Chicago man charged in wife's shooting death
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park say a 60-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Raymond Homolka of Orland Park is scheduled to appear at a bond hearing in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Orland Park ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Cook County Illinois Chicago metropolitan area Chicago Illinois Orland Park Illinois Orland Township Cook County Illinois Oak Forest Illinois Homicide
Man in custody after woman found shot to death in Orland Park
A man was arrested after a woman was found shot to death Friday afternoon in the garage of her southwest suburban home.
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Orland Park woman found shot to death in garage
A 60-year-old Orland Park woman was found shot to death in her garage Friday, and police have taken her husband into custody, police Cmdr. Anthony Farrell said Saturday. Orland Park police discovered the body of Mary Homolka, 60, in her garage after being called to her residence at 14000 Sheri...
230 points by Chicago Tribune | Death Cook County Illinois Orland Park Illinois Orland Township Cook County Illinois Oak Forest Illinois Punk rock Chicago metropolitan area Chicago
Paternal grandmother of Heather Mack's daughter petitions for custody
The toddler lives in a Bali prison, raised by a mother convicted of helping commit murder while on a luxury island vacation, but now the little girl's paternal grandmother is petitioning for guardianship to bring her back to the Chicago area. Stella Schaefer was born in Indonesia on March 17, 2015,...
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Tinley Park opts out of new Cook County rules
Tinley Park has become the latest community to opt out of new Cook County laws boosting employees' minimum wage and providing paid sick leave. In an ordinance approved unanimously at Tuesday's Village Board meeting, the village requires Tinley Park private sector employers to abide by state and...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cook County Illinois Minimum wage Employment Chicago Employment compensation Chicago metropolitan area Wage Will County Illinois
Zombie state: Illinois gears up for apocalypse
After a lively debate that "awakened various zombies in the chamber," Illinois lawmakers approved a resolution declaring October 2017 to be the inaugural “Zombie Preparedness Month.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Illinois mayor says he was punched while shopping at store
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A mayor in southern Illinois says a man punched him in the face while he was shopping at a store.
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Man gets 15 years in prison for stealing PlayStation
A southwest suburban Bolingbrook man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for stealing a PlayStation video game system.
143 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Video game console Chicago metropolitan area Crime Burglary Robbery Interstate 355 Theft Prison
Beaten boy invited to Wrigley by Cubs' Anthony Rizzo returns home
SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — A 12-year-old boy who was invited to Wrigley Field for a game by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo after suffering a severe beating at his suburban Chicago middle school has returned home from the hospital.
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Suburban Chicago man arrested in death of ex-wife
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man was heading for O'Hare International Airport for a flight to Hawaii when he was arrested on murder charges in the death of his ex-wife. Authorities say 56-year-old Lee Leinweber is charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 30 slaying of 58-year-old Erin ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Murder Chicago Chicago metropolitan area DuPage County Illinois Naperville Illinois Cook County Illinois Will County Illinois Kane County Illinois
Naperville to Caterpillar: 'We're open for business'
With tiny yellow Caterpillar excavators, dump trucks and front end loaders sitting on city council desks dais Tuesday night, the City of Naperville sent a message to Caterpillar: We want you. "We want them to know we're open for business," Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico said. "We'd certainly love...
427 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago DuPage County Illinois Chicago metropolitan area O'Hare International Airport United Airlines Illinois Aurora Illinois Naperville Illinois
2 men wounded in Dolton shooting
Two men were wounded when someone fired nine shots into a home in south suburban Dolton early Tuesday.
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Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society halts dog adoptions due to canine flu
The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago has suspended dog adoptions because of an outbreak of canine influenza. The group suspended dog adoptions Monday for the next three to four weeks after discovering several dogs at the shelter, 157 W. Grand Ave., had the disease, according to statements on the...
436 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago metropolitan area Dog Influenza Illinois Cook County Illinois Lake County Illinois Lake County Indiana
Illinois secretary of state seeks funds for mailings
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is asking lawmakers to help bring in money by allowing advertising on vehicle registration reminders that are mailed out to millions of homes each year. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2jYHtXX ) reports that the idea is to avoid a repeat of October ...
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Suburbs, city poised for Cat fight
It's on: Suburbs versus the city. That's among the area's oldest economic development matchups and, right now, an interesting contest is shaping up over who is going to win the headquarters of massive manufacturer Caterpillar, which last week said it was leaving longtime home Peoria for the "Chicago...
5 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago DuPage County Illinois Cook County Illinois O'Hare International Airport Illinois Chicago metropolitan area Chicago Midway International Airport United Airlines
Dense fog advisory in effect for northern Illinois, NW Indiana
A dense fog advisory is in effect throughout the Chicago area Tuesday morning.
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Man gets 2 years in prison for unlicensed plumbing work
A northwest suburban man was sentenced to two years in prison for violating a court order that prohibited from performing plumbing work in Illinois.
292 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Judge Contempt of court Contract Lawyer Chicago metropolitan area Jury Plea Cook County Illinois
Ride-hailing service Lyft expands north to Milwaukee, west to Elgin
Trying to compete with ride-hailing giant Uber in the Chicago area, Lyft launched a major expansion Monday, growing its service area in the northern suburbs to Milwaukee and west to Elgin. "The main reason is we saw a lot of dropoffs in those areas, but people couldn't get picked up in those areas,"...
93 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago metropolitan area Illinois Joliet Illinois New York City Civil liberties Kendall County Illinois Will County Illinois
Person found dead under I-90 overpass in West Loop
A person was found dead Saturday night underneath an I-90 overpass in the West Loop.
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Man dies after being struck in head at construction site
A man died after he was struck in the head by a falling object on Saturday at a construction site on the North Side.
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Police investigating homicide in Wheaton, seek victim’s car
The death of a 58-year-old Wheaton woman is being investigated as a homicide by authorities in the west suburb.
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New form of synthetic heroin showing up in Chicago-area deaths
Coroners and police in the Chicago area say they are alarmed about the use of synthetic forms of heroin that are sometimes taken as a heroin substitute or mixed with it to produce deadly effect.In McHenry County, Coroner Anne Majewski said two deaths last year were related to the use of furanyl...
208 points by Chicago Tribune | Heroin Opioid McHenry County Illinois Coroner Lake County Illinois Sheriff Chicago metropolitan area Morphine
Joliet man wins $75K lottery prize
A southwest suburban Joliet man won $75,000 from an Ultimate Crossword lottery ticket.
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