A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening.
Federal Judge Robert M. Dow said the Dubuque Iowa machinist’s attempt to manipulate stock prices by mailing pipe bombs through the Rolling Meadows post office to businesses in Kansas City and Denver in 2007 was “horrific” and “terrifying.”
A convicted bank robber who was accused of raping his roommate — whom he found online — was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in prison for the assault. William R. Swiderski, 53, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of criminal sexual assault before Will County Judge Daniel Rozak. In September 2011, he rented a house in Rockdale and advertised for a roommate online. A 38-year-old woman answered the ad and had been living there for about a month when Swiderski attacked her, authorities said.
A Manhattan couple leaving a Brad Paisley concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park earlier this month headed to a Denny’s Restaurant for a late-night snack. After they pulled into the restaurant’s parking lot, a 20-year-old Naperville man, who had mistaken their pickup truck for a friend’s, hopped out of the back.
Police are warning Loop train riders about a recent increase in robberies on CTA trains and platforms. The man approaches people on CTA trains and platforms and steals iPhones and purses by using force or the threat of force, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.
The 41-year-old woman was riding the escalator to the Orange Line platform at 50 E. Roosevelt Rd. when a man approached from behind and “placed his hand on her leg,” according to an alert from Area Central detectives.
A Kane County grand jury indicted Robert Beeter, 51, of Elgin, on 16 counts of felony identity theft and four counts of official misconduct, according to a statement from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office. Beeter allegedly used the personal identification information of someone he knew to access that person’s email account numerous times between Aug. 11, 2010, and April 12, 2011, according to prosecutors.
Family, friends of William “Chris” Pettry, of Lake Villa, were relieved they wouldn’t have to endure a trial. They didn’t want to hear the gruesome details, once again, of how William “Chris” Pettry, a 42-year-old Lake Villa man died in what they called a “killer’s unprovoked and evil act.”
A 52-year-old man allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a bicyclist on a Northwest Indiana road for not riding where he believed was far enough to the right side of the road, authorities said. Police arrested Moses Pagan, of rural Michigan City, on felony charges of pointing a loaded firearm and intimidation after the road rage incident at about 8:55 a.m. Sunday.
Mark Villanueva was wearing the hat when he opened fire and shot the 46-year-old victim in the chest and left pinky in the 3500 block of West 83rd Street, according to a Cook County prosector. The then 16-year-old also allegedly aimed at the victim’s co-worker but the 49-year-old woman ran and hid behind the pizza delivery van, avoiding the two bullets that pierced the vehicle.
James Ealy kept the change — the dimes and quarters he stole from a Burger King restaurant after strangling manager Mary Hutchinson, Lake County prosecutors said. Investigators days later discovered $40 in dimes and $70 in quarters stuffed in a pillowcase in Ealy’s apartment — amounts matching those taken from the Lindenhurst restaurant during the Nov. 27, 2006 robbery.
Chicago rapper Chief Keef makes no secret of his fondness for marijuana. The staff at the swanky Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter hotel doesn’t share that fondness. Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was arrested for disorderly conduct, after security at the hotel “observed smoke and a smell of marijuana from a room,” according to police in Dunwoody, Ga..
The second of two men accused in a fatal shooting on a South Side porch in 2010 was sentenced to prison Monday. Judge James Linn sentenced Cordero Amos, 25, to 40 years in prison, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. A jury convicted Amos of first-degree murder in March.
A crooked Chicago cop who teamed up with a violent crew of kidnapping drug dealers was sentenced to 18 years behind bars Monday.
Relieved he’d dodged a potential life sentence, Glenn Lewellen, 57, smiled and gave relatives a thumbs-up after Judge Joan Gottschall sentenced him …
Jesuit officials in Chicago will pay $19.6 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by six men who claim they were molested by Donald McGuire, a former priest, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Monday. On Tuesday, the head of the Jesuit province in Chicago released a statement Tuesday urging other victims to reach out to law enforcement and child protection officials.