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.
Despite a recurrence of cancer, Cardinal Francis George said Saturday he was feeling good after undergoing his first treatment in a new round of chemotherapy Wednesday.
A Naperville man has been charged with bilking an older man out of $224,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme.
Crews were demolishing an old Western Avenue railroad bridge on Saturday, part of the improvements for the Bloomindale Trail construction.
A south suburban man is accused of repeatedly stabbing his mother with a steak knife, injuring her badly enough that she ended up needing surgery, and also stealing $101 in cash from her.
A forensics expert retained by defense lawyers in the Allan Kustok murder trial testified Friday that a rival forensics expert for the prosecution did not follow proper scientific protocol when he investigated the death of Anita “Jeanie” Kustok.
The testimony of Paul Kish, a New …
Chicago residents fed-up with new plane noise from O’Hare Airport said Friday they are appealing their property taxes based on it — and hope to encourage others to do the same.
Members of the Fair Allocation in Runways coalition revealed the latest anti-noise-pollution strategy during …
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.
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 …
The Illinois Institute of Technology on Friday named architects John Ronan Architects and Shepley Bulfinch to design a new $40 million innovation and technology entrepreneurship institute on the South Side campus.
A woman working at a Washington Heights thrift store died Friday morning after a gun hidden in donated clothing accidentally went off and shot her in the chest.
Cardinal Francis George is undergoing a new round of chemotherapy to treat cancer, which George expects to likely be the cause of his death, the Archdiocese of Chicago revealed Friday.
A 17-year-old Taft High School student on his way to class died Friday morning after being hit by a Metra train on the Northwest Side, fire officials said.
Teenagers will always yak at school. But their new, high-tech way to yak on their smartphones has caused old-fashioned headaches for leaders of Chicago-area high schools. Students are signing up for the social media app Yik Yak. And their apparent abuse of the app has administrators quickly banning it from their schools’ wireless networks and sending cautionary letters to parents.
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.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has voted to oust beleaguered President Mike Shields — just months after its Illinois counterpart suspended him.