Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/suntimes.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Prosecutors’ actions in manslaughter case raise serious questions ]]> Lead story image

Prosecutors in LaPorte County, Ind., have listened in on conversations in two different homicide cases between defendants and their lawyers. Their actions have resulted in a court ruling that has all but crippled a murder case and given legal ammo to the defense team in a separate manslaughter case. ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:30:58 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30022982-761/prosecutors-actions-in-manslaughter-case-raise-serious-questions.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30022982-761/prosecutors-actions-in-manslaughter-case-raise-serious-questions.html <![CDATA[ Parents in Joliet double-murder vow to see justice done ]]> Lead story image

Closing arguments were delivered in Joliet Tuesday in the trial of the alleged ringleader of a 2013 double-homicide. Prosecutors had rested their case against Joshua Miner on Monday without calling a key witness — one of his co-defendants — to the stand. ]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:15:55 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30195302-761/parents-in-joliet-double-murder-vow-to-see-justice-done.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30195302-761/parents-in-joliet-double-murder-vow-to-see-justice-done.html <![CDATA[ Man held without bond in stabbing death of girlfriend, daughter ]]>

A Northwest Side man accused of viciously stabbing his live-in girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter to death nearly decapitated his child and plunged a knife so deep into the girl’s chest, the blade came out of her back, Cook County prosecutors said. ]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:33:15 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30199473-761/man-held-without-bond-in-stabbing-death-of-girlfriend-daughter.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30199473-761/man-held-without-bond-in-stabbing-death-of-girlfriend-daughter.html <![CDATA[ Boy fatally shot in South Shore neighborhood ]]>

A boy was fatally shot Tuesday evening in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago Police said. He was shot in the back and buttocks about 6:10 p.m. in the 7300 block of South South Shore Drive, police said. ]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:02:39 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30204122-761/boy-fatally-shot-in-south-shore-neighborhood.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30204122-761/boy-fatally-shot-in-south-shore-neighborhood.html <![CDATA[ Prosecution rests in Joliet double murder trial ]]> Lead story image

Prosecutors rested their case Monday morning in the bench trial of a defendant they called the ringleader in a grisly double-murder in Joliet. ]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:47:52 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30178931-761/prosecution-rests-in-joliet-double-murder-trial.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30178931-761/prosecution-rests-in-joliet-double-murder-trial.html <![CDATA[ Man charged with killing girlfriend, 7-year-old daughter ]]> Lead story image

Maciej Kotlinski, 35, of the 3400 block of North Odell, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbings, police said. ]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:41:15 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30187473-761/man-charged-with-killing-girlfriend-7-year-old-daughter.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30187473-761/man-charged-with-killing-girlfriend-7-year-old-daughter.html <![CDATA[ Top cab official arrested in vehicle title laundering case ]]> Lead story image

A top official of Chicago’s largest cab company — Chicago Carriage Cab — has been charged with illegally obtaining “clean” vehicle titles for at least 180 wrecked cars that had been put into service as taxis on the city streets, federal officials announced Monday. ]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:59:44 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30181918-761/top-cab-official-arrested-in-vehicle-title-laundering-case.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30181918-761/top-cab-official-arrested-in-vehicle-title-laundering-case.html <![CDATA[ Miner told police he tried sex near bodies, but ‘it was weird’ ]]> Lead story image

Joshua Miner and Alisa Massaro had previously joked about necrophilia so, when the opportunity presented itself, they decided to give it a whirl, Miner said in a videotaped interview with police played in court Thursday. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:56:13 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30100608-761/miner-told-police-he-tried-sex-near-bodies-but-it-was-weird.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30100608-761/miner-told-police-he-tried-sex-near-bodies-but-it-was-weird.html <![CDATA[ Teen boy, girl shot in Greater Grand Crossing ]]> Lead story image

When anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes went to the scene to try to get tips that could help police, he learned that the boy who was shot was his nephew. ]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:28:23 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30106338-761/teen-boy-girl-shot-in-greater-grand-crossing.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30106338-761/teen-boy-girl-shot-in-greater-grand-crossing.html <![CDATA[ Patrick Fitzgerald: Front-runner or long shot for Eric Holder's job? ]]> Lead story image

He upset Republicans and Democrats alike, brought Chicago’s most notorious dirty cop to justice and sent the last two Illinois governors to prison. And he’s close pals with FBI director James Comey. Who better to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder in the nation’s capital than gung-ho former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald? That was the reaction Thursday of many in Chicago’s legal circles to news of Holder’s resignation. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:06:49 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30108113-761/patrick-fitzgerald-front-runner-or-long-shot-for-eric-holders-job.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30108113-761/patrick-fitzgerald-front-runner-or-long-shot-for-eric-holders-job.html <![CDATA[ U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon to appoint ex-prosecutor as 1st deputy ]]>

U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon intends to appoint a former prosecutor who helped him convict Gov. George Ryan as his right hand man, sources say. Joel R. Levin — a partner at top law firm Perkins Coie for the last five years — is due to replace First Deputy Gary Shapiro, who is retiring. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:03:23 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30106928-418/us-attorney-zach-fardon-to-appoint-ex-prosecutor-as-1st-deputy.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30106928-418/us-attorney-zach-fardon-to-appoint-ex-prosecutor-as-1st-deputy.html <![CDATA[ Interview with cops played at Joliet double-murder trial ]]> Lead story image

Joshua Miner offered a simple explanation for the horror inside his girlfriend’s Hickory Street home as Joliet officers led him to a police car in handcuffs, an officer testified Wednesday: “It was either us or them.” ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:38:24 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30079652-418/interview-with-cops-played-at-joliet-double-murder-trial.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30079652-418/interview-with-cops-played-at-joliet-double-murder-trial.html <![CDATA[ Charges filed in shooting death of member of Jesse White tumblers ]]> Lead story image

A 19-year-old South Side man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Wednesday for allegedly shooting a teenage member of the Jesse White tumblers to death on the Near North Side. Quinton Evans and his uncharged cohort were on their bicycles when they opened fire toward Devonshay Lofton and his friends who were hanging out in the 1300 block of North Cleveland Thursday night, according to Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Colleen Rogers. Devonshay, 16, was shot in the upper torso. An officer on patrol heard the gunshots and was told by witnesses which direction the gunmen fled, … ]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:00:14 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30081215-418/charges-filed-in-shooting-death-of-member-of-jesse-white-tumblers.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30081215-418/charges-filed-in-shooting-death-of-member-of-jesse-white-tumblers.html <![CDATA[ 30 iPads stolen from Chicago elementary school ]]>

About $30,000 in computer equipment — including 30 iPads — has been stolen from a West Side elementary school. A small sledgehammer was used to break a lock and steal the items Monday at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School, 1420 S. Albany Ave. Police were called to the North Lawndale school just after 7:30 p.m. A MacBook Pro laptop computer also was among the items taken from computer carts in a third-floor computer lab, a report from Chicago Police said. Police found two carts with locks broken off and the sledgehammer on the floor in the room, the report said. … ]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:02:29 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30077509-418/30-ipads-stolen-from-chicago-elementary-school.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30077509-418/30-ipads-stolen-from-chicago-elementary-school.html <![CDATA[ $250K bail for man charged with kidnapping in hostage standoff ]]> Lead story image

Charles E. Esaw, 40, faces felony charges of aggravated kidnapping, unlawful restraint, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated fleeing and eluding. Judge Kerry M. Kennedy also ordered Esaw to have no contact with his family. ]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:29:36 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30069775-418/250k-bail-for-man-charged-with-kidnapping-in-hostage-standoff.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30069775-418/250k-bail-for-man-charged-with-kidnapping-in-hostage-standoff.html <![CDATA[ Dead dogs found at Dolton Animal Hospital; vet, manager charged ]]> Lead story image

Two people charged in connection with five dead dogs and eight that were poorly cared for at the Dolton Animal Hospital are not saying much about why conditions there were so bad, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:42:01 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30071241-418/dead-dogs-found-at-dolton-animal-hospital-vet-manager-charged.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/30071241-418/dead-dogs-found-at-dolton-animal-hospital-vet-manager-charged.html