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Michael A. Taylor, 20, of the South Austin neighborhood, appeared before Cook County Judge James Brown on Sunday, charged with robbery in a stickup about 4:15 p.m. on July 16. Brown ordered Taylor held in lieu of $300,000 bail after Assistant State’s Attorney Beth Novy said Taylor was the man who collected passengers’ belongings during the robbery. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:45:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2 charged with attempted murder in shooting of 3-year-old ]]> Lead story image

Alger Sanchez, 19, and Anton Aseves, 22, were charged Sunday with one count each of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, police said. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:12:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ex-cop accused of planting drugs might wind up back on force ]]> Lead story image

A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. Slawomir Plewa could be back on the streets, even though the Chicago Police Department is fighting the fired cop’s efforts in court. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:12:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Addison woman, 2 daughters shot during robbery in Hammond ]]> Lead story image

HAMMOND, Ind. — Two men tried to rob the woman, who was in a car with her two daughters — ages 15 and 12 — about 11:20 a.m. Sunday, police said. The woman tried to flee in the car, and one of the men fired multiple shots, striking everyone in the car. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:23:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man accused of stealing kid’s bike charged with hitting dad ]]>

A father confronted a man Saturday who allegedly pushed his 12-year-old son to the ground and stole his bicycle. Now Robert T. Gonzales, 29, of the North Mayfair neighborhood, is charged with robbery and battery. He was held in lieu of $90,000 bail Sunday. Gonzales allegedly pushed the 12-year-old boy to the ground Friday afternoon in the 5500 block of West Edmunds and stole his Diamondback mountain bike. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:34:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man accused of trying to gun down murder witness ]]>

A man from south suburban Riverdale was held without bail Sunday after prosecutors accused him of trying to gun down a witness to a murder — one in which the Riverdale man is a suspect. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:25:54 -0500 <![CDATA[ $2 million bail for man charged in fatal shooting of cabdriver ]]>

A Marquette Park man boasted that robbery turns him on before he joined in on a holdup that ended with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old cabdriver on the South Side. Gregory James, 29, of the 6400 block of South Richmond, was charged with murder in connection with the March 14, 2013, shooting that ended with the death of cabdriver Edwin Obazuaye. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:08:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Prosecutor: Shooter knew rival wasn’t in crowd but fired anyway ]]> Lead story image

Even before Tevin Lee fired at a group of boys in West Garfield Park, a friend told Lee the rival he hoped to punish wasn’t there, Cook County prosecutors said. The Gangster Disciple didn’t care, later telling someone he “thought he shot one of those bitch ass n------,” Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack said. But Lee, 18, didn’t wound any of the boys on the night of July 18, Mack said. Instead, an errant bullet entered a nearby home where 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was preparing to make s’mores with her friends during a slumber party in the 3900 block of … ]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:11:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cops: Gang member fired ‘without care,’ hit girl at sleepover ]]> Lead story image

A teenage gang member fired into a crowd of rivals “without care” in retaliation for a fistfight he wasn’t even involved in — but wound up killing an 11-year-old girl who was at a nearby building for a sleepover, police said Thursday. ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:18:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ Los Angeles man arrested in 1992 murder of Skokie teen ]]> Lead story image

A 71-year-old man has been in arrested in the 1992 death of a Skokie teen found strangled in a Morton Grove forest preserve, the boy’s mother told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday. ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:18:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ 1 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Thursday ]]>

One man was killed and eight people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Thursday. ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Prosecutor: Man argued with prep athlete before having him killed ]]> Lead story image

Kenneth Jackson didn’t like the alleged comments Simeon High School football player Michael Flournoy made to his daughter. So, he recruited his two friends and came back to the South Side store where he argued with Flournoy earlier, Cook County prosecutors said. ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:14:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Too many guns, too few values, Emanuel says ]]>

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday condemned the senseless act of violence that deprived an innocent, 11-year-old girl of her chance to grow up and realize her dreams.  “There are too many guns easily available and too little values…around to guide people,” Emanuel said after groundbreaking ceremonies at a $500 million office tower along the Chicago River. ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:00:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Deacon kisses girl, gives her copy of the Kama Sutra: prosecutors ]]> Lead story image

A 66-year-old man Cook County prosecutors described as a “member of the clergy” allegedly gave a minor a copy of the Kama Sutra and said he kissed her because she was “shy” and he “wanted her to be more confident.” ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:23:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man, 26, charged with murder in killing of Gary police officer ]]> Lead story image

Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield’s fiancee minced no words when it came to the fate of his alleged killer: She wants him to get the death penalty. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and Prosecutor Bernard Carter on Thursday announced that Carl Le’Ellis Blount Jr. had been charged with murder in the Fourth of July weekend shooting death of the 19-year Gary police officer. Blount, 26, of Gary, faces one charge of murder, although police are still looking for the gun. “Jeff is no longer here. We can’t see him or talk to him or touch him,” Denise Sheaks-Cather told the Post-Tribune. … ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:49 -0500