A high-ranking leader of the Latin Kings street gang who once ordered a young thief be disciplined by having his hands broken with a hammer has been found guilty in a federal racketeering case.
A woman who went missing more than two years ago from her Far South Side home was found dead in a drain pipe Wednesday morning in the Morgan Park neighborhood. The woman was identified Friday as 32-year-old Latashia Nevitt, who had last been seen on …
One of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s alleged key lieutenants backed out of his plans to plead guilty in federal court Friday after an inaccurate report by ABC7 News reporter Chuck Goudie may have put his family at risk, the defendant’s attorney said. Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez indicated last week that he would plead guilty to drug trafficking charges under a “blind plea.” But Goudie — who was not in court — incorrectly broadcast later that evening that Vasquez-Hernandez had “turned against El Chapo,” the billionaire Sinaloa Cartel boss who was recently captured in Mexico.
Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to play a small role in helping to combat violence on the South Side through the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program hatched by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. They were paid $8.50 an hour to hand out anti-violence pamphlets in their South Shore neighborhood. Brown, then 19, and Bufford, 16, allegedly broke into a home in July 2012 with one other man. What happened next isn't clear, but Bufford was fatally shot in the back of the head, and Brown and an associate face murder charges tied to the shooting.
As the murder trial of Allan Kustok entered its twelfth day, court proceedings slowed to a crawl Thursday as dueling forensics experts offered competing explanations of how blood ended up on Kustok’s clothing the morning his wife died. Meanwhile, a spectacle-like atmosphere developed outside the courtroom, as word spread that Sarah Kustok – a former Comcast Sports Network broadcaster – may take the stand on her father’s behalf.
A man dressed in body armor, carrying a gun, several rounds of ammunition and a knife was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer as he entered the Daley Center court complex in downtown Chicago Tuesday morning, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
A Northbrook family went on a cross-country shoplifting spree that may have netted them millions of dollars worth of children’s toys over the last decade, prosecutors say.
A Chicago water department employee found the body of a woman inside a drainpipe Wednesday morning near 107th and Loomis, Chicago Police said.
A woman thought to be in her 40s suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back about 10:15 p.m. in the 8800 block of South May Street, police said.
A former death row inmate who was cleared of a double homicide in a re-trial five years ago was denied his “certificate of innocence” Tuesday after a judge issued a lengthy ruling doubting his credibility. In his 50-page decision, Chief Cook County Criminal Courts Judge Paul Biebel Jr. said Nathson Fields has an “apparent predilection to fabricate legal claims” and has perjured himself and asked others to do the same when they took the stand on his behalf.
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray told Jeremy K. Blue that the vicious slaying, captured by surveillance cameras, was “profoundly disturbing for everyone to watch” and has caused great suffering for the family of the 48-year-old mother of two. “This was an execution murder, without a doubt,” Murray said, noting that Blue was leaving the store when he turned around, shot Judi Simpson-Beaver in the chest, then chased her down behind the counter and killed her with a point-blank shot to the head.
The star prosecution witness in the Allan Kustok murder trial testified Tuesday that a close-range gunshot was the likely source of blood spatter found on the front side of Kustok’s clothes on the morning his wife died.
A pair of pimps kidnapped a 13-year-old runaway girl from a West Side street and forced her into prostitution, the feds say.
David Price had a $35,000 diamond-encrusted watch, a Corvette, and a DuPage County McMansion. Just how did the apparently unemployed West Side felon pay for his luxury lifestyle? It’s simple, his lawyer told a federal jury on Tuesday: “He sold heroin.”
A man charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old man in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side was ordered held without bond Monday. Brion M. Dowdell, 22, of the 8300 block of South Justine Avenue, faces one felony count of first-degree murder in the …
The seven-member Concealed Carry Licensing Board has sustained about 100 objections, denying permits to those people. The board has overruled about 100 other objections, allowing those applications to move forward, Bond said. About 50,000 people have applied for permits, and about 5,000 have been approved, according to the state police.