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Suburban mother charged in death of son found severely malnourished in crib: deputies
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the boy's death as a homicide due to nutritional neglect.
Daycare in Cook County says 9-year-old brought gun to school
A South Holland daycare owner says a 9-year-old had a gun in their backpack Thursday afternoon. The child supposedly has the gun all day at school before bringing it to the daycare.
Harvey man with lengthy criminal history sentenced in Will County
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow explains multiple charges against Jordan Henry that led to his 22-year jail sentence. Glasgow said Henry had a long criminal history prior to his arrest last year.
Illinois man found guilty in two South Bend shooting deaths
An Illinois man has been found guilty for a double shooting in South Bend. Malik Balderos, 21, and Ricky Kinds Jr, 20, were shot to death in October 2020. On Friday, 24 year-old Tyrik Rayford of Sauk Village, Illinois, was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, with a firearm enhancement.
Chicago weather forecast includes potential for over 6 inches of snow for some suburbs
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some on the first weekend of spring.
11-year-old among 4 juveniles arrested following crash involving stolen car
Four minors were arrested and sent to the hospital after a car crash in Chatham Thursday night. Police say the car they were in was stolen. The man in the other car was not injured.
Gary man charged in fatal shooting, armed robbery outside convenience store
GARY, Ind. - An 18-year-old Gary man was arrested nearly two months after allegedly shooting and killing another man outside a convenience store. On Jan. 28, 2023, Gary police say suspect Larry Saunders fatally shot 26-year-old Alexander Hudson in the 700 block of West 45th Avenue in front of the One Stop convenience store.
CPD opens up ‘expedited’ re-hiring process for former officers
CHICAGO — After years of officer departures, the Chicago Police Department on Friday announced the creation of two programs that would expedite the rehiring of officers who have recently left the department and allow officers from other municipalities to join the CPD. The “rehire program” would allow officers — age 50 or younger — who […]
24-year-old found guilty of murder in shooting that killed 2 South Bend men
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - An Illinois man has been found guilty in the fatal 2020 shooting of two people. On Friday, Tyrik Rayford, 24, of Sauk Village, Ill., was found guilty of murder for his role in the shooting deaths of Malik Balderos, 21, and Ricky Kinds Jr., 20, in October 2020. Rayford was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and firearm enhancement.
Person of interest questioned after argument leads to 1 dead, 1 wounded in Austin: police
Area Five detectives are investigating.
Harvey man sentenced for high speed chase that ended in Will County
A Harvey man will spend more 22 years in prison after being convicted of an armed carjacking that started in Chicago and ended in Will County. At his sentencing, Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasglow criticized his counterpart in Cook County.
Chicago mayoral candidate changes position on police staffing
Brandon Johnson's position on funding police and hiring new officers continues to change. After declining to commit to filling police department vacancies, Johnson now says he will.
Wisconsin federal grand jury indicts 2 from Illinois for illegal multimillion-dollar pyramid schemes
(WFRV) – An indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Wisconsin that charges a man and woman from Illinois with running illegal multimillion-dollar pyramid schemes in at least four different states. According to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Chicago natives Candice V. Cunningham, 35, and...
Winter Storm May Dump 8+ Inches of Snow on Illinois This Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning. With up to 2 inches of snow accumulation per hour possible, a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 4 am to 1 pm on Saturday (3/25) for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake IL, and Ogle Counties. Blowing snow and...
Chatham shooting: Man, woman shot while inside South Side business, Chicago police say
The man was in critical condition after the Thursday evening incident, police said.
Chicago mayoral election 2023: Johnson, Vallas hitting campaign trail Friday as poll shows dead heat
Election Day is right around the corner, so both candidates have packed schedules Friday as the latest poll shows Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas nearly neck-and-neck.
High profile departures from Cook County State's Attorney's Office headline list of 22 new Cook County judges
A raft of current and former prosecutors from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, including two whose departures from the office grabbed local headlines and raised eyebrows, account for nearly a third of the 22 new judges recently appointed to the bench in Cook County. Others on the...
Now charged with murder, Chicago man had a ‘success story so moving it was featured on ABC News’
Chicago — Like too many young Chicagoans, Kevin McMurtry dropped out of high school and then spent years struggling to find his way. He racked up three felony convictions between 2006 and 2012 for non-violent crimes. In 2020, as a new father at the age of 34, he decided to get on track. He joined the anti-violence program Chicago CRED and earned his GED.
Chicago mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson appears to change position on police staffing
CHICAGO - After declining for months to commit to filling the Chicago Police Department’s growing number of vacant jobs, Brandon Johnson now says he would. A campaign spokesman, though, claims it’s not a policy reversal. FOX 32 Chicago first noticed it at our mayoral forum Wednesday night. After...
Northwest Indiana Distillery Makes Its Mark in Chicago
Starting a distillery isn't easy, and staying on top of the game, takes work. Drew Fox knows that all too well. He started the 18th Street Brewery in 2010, expanding to a distillery a few years ago. "We distill all of our spirits on site using a Copper Pot Still,"...
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