Calling himself a “scapegoat” for a political hiring system that continues to this day, Chicago’s convicted former Streets and Sanitation commissioner Al Sanchez filed nominating petitions Monday for a seat on the Cook County Board.
It took eight lawyers and most of his money, but Ronald Mackin finally got justice this week.
A former Chicago Police lieutenant pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday under a deal with prosecutors that likely spells bad news for his two high-profile alleged co-conspirators. Erroll Davis, 52 — who quit his 27-year police career when he was indicted just two weeks ago — choked up in federal court as he admitted he’d failed to pay taxes on a $30,000 payoff he accepted to help a pal get her hands on an illegal property loan.
After admitting he looted his own failing company to the tune of more than $500,000 to start fresh in Iowa five years ago, former Republic Windows & Doors CEO Richard Gillman turned to face a few of the 200 employees he once left without jobs or severance.
A highly intoxicated northwest Indiana man who allegedly hit, punched and kicked a police officer and paramedics trying to assist him was ordered held on $150,000 bond Wednesday. Joseph Zajac, 28, of Hobart was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery to a police …
A top Midlothian cop has been charged by the feds with beating two suspects in two separate incidents in 2010 and 2011.
Two men were killed and at least six other people were hurt in violence across the city Monday. The most recent homicide occurred about 2:30 p.m., when a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. Jeremy Bafunsho …
A man was stabbed Monday afternoon during a fight that police believe was gang-related in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Two men robbed a bank in northwest suburban Palatine Monday afternoon, authorities said.
A pair of brazen brassiere bandits have struck again. An unidentified man and woman stole 36 bras, worth $1,771, from a Victoria’s Secret’s display table on Nov. 26 in northwest suburban South Barrington, police said. The same couple — caught on security cameras — lifted 36 bras valued at $1,919 on Nov. 9.
One man was killed and another was seriously wounded in a shooting Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood, police said. They were shot at 10:35 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Glenlake Avenue.
A man was fatally shot Sunday evening in Roseland neighborhood on the South Side. Just after 6:30 p.m., officers found the 24-year-old man lying on the ground in the 11100 block of South Vernon Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died, police said.
Thirty people were killed in November 2013, compared with 39 last year and 37 in 2011, Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins said. Chicago continues to be on pace to have the fewest murders since 1965, police said.
One person died Sunday morning after a wrong-way driver collided with another vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Southwest Suburban Darien, state police said.
Colette Rudolph, 34, of the 6100 block of South Langley Ave., has been charged with attempted arson and possession of an explosive or incendiary device.
Carl Dote has had good luck with the village government of Melrose Park. The restaurant he once ran with his wife got a liquor license — despite Dote being a convicted felon. And he got a job as a dispatcher in the public works department that pays $32,500 a year, plus health insurance, the Sun-Times has learned.