An Oak Park man is accused of blinding a taxi driver by punching him in the eye during a road-rage incident on the Near West Side, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
An Evanston man has been charged with murder in the gruesome rape and attack of an elderly woman in Rogers Park more than 25 years ago. Chicago Police on Thursday announced murder charges against 48-year-old Prentice Phillips, who is already in the Cook County Jail on unrelated charges.
About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday a man in his 20s tried to rob a store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street, but was shot and killed by the owner, police said.
A former gynecologist was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday for raping his pregnant patient while performing an exam on her in his South Side office.
SUN-TIMES/WBEZ SPECIAL REPORT: The number of children who died from abuse or neglect over the past five years in Illinois is higher than the state’s child-welfare agency has reported, according to new figures from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. DCFS officials blamed errors in “the department’s tracking and reporting system,” including counting as a single death some cases in which more than one child died.
The mother of Artez Jackson’s unborn child stirred early Saturday morning to use the bathroom, authorities said, and that’s when she realized Jackson was lurking in a doorway with a gun.
A man was critically wounded in a shooting Sunday morning in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Lower West Side.
Calling it a “tragedy of epic proportions,” a Cook County judge Sunday ordered a Riverside man held on $400,000 in a collision that killed a bicyclist in the Lawndale neighborhood.
A 30-year-old Evanston man was shot to death Saturday evening in the north suburb.
A 13-year-old Olympia Fields girl who authorities said was behind the wheel during a crash last month in the south suburb in which a 12-year-old boy was killed and two other children were injured has been charged as a juvenile with reckless homicide, reckless conduct and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
A former Skokie cop has pleaded “not guilty” to charges that he used excessive force following a drunk-driving bust last March in a case that drew national attention after a video showed the woman who was arrested getting shoved against a concrete bench and her face bleeding.
The Chicago police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl Saturday in South Chicago.
A Hazel Crest man who’s accused of stealing more than $88,000 worth of cell phones and other merchandise in the holdup of a Mount Prospect Sprint store was arrested by police who used the GPS from an iPad that was among the stolen loot, Cook County prosecutors said Sautrday. They said Marvin L. Jones Jr. was tracked by the iPad’s GPS to the Cook County courthouse in Markham, where he was arrested Saturday when he showed up for an unrelated court hearing.
A downtown attorney and his nephew plied an 18-year-old man with liquor, then sexually assaulted him on Thanksgiving in the older man’s Bronzeville neighborhood home, Cook County prosecutors allege. The victim met Therrie Miller, 22, at a barbershop in south suburban South Holland on Nov. …
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.