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Woman Who Left Alligator at O'Hare Charged With Animal Cruelty

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Story by Emily Morris, via DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — A west suburban woman was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after she took an alligat...

LOOK: Remembering The Chicago Anti-Superstition Society

Posted 12.13.2013 | Chicago

This Friday the 13th marks the last time we'll see 13/13 on the calendar for a good, long time. Those who fear the date are considered "Paraskevid...

LOOK: Naked 'Goddess Of The Train' Arrested Riding CTA

Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago

Passengers aboard the Chicago Transit Authority can now add "naked screaming lady" to the list of reasons a train is delayed. The CTA Red Line hit...

LOOK: Woman Took Alligator On Train Before Abandoning It At O'Hare

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have released a series of images of a woman they believe discarded a small, sickly alligator at Chicago's O'Hare Internat...

Alligator Found Under Escalator At Chicago Airport

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — A small alligator found under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has left authorities puzzled. A main...

Morgue Finds Human Skull In Cooler -- But Body Is MIA

Posted 10.18.2013 | Chicago

The Cook County morgue in Chicago made the bizarre discovery of a human head inside a cooler earlier this week. Even more troubling: The body was ...

Raccoon, Deer, Other Wildlife Sold As Mystery Meat To Chicago Eateries

Posted 10.16.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago man was arrested Monday after police made the unsavory discovery he was illegally selling Indiana wildlife to food markets in the Windy City...

Woman Bites Off Victim's Nose During Fight: Cops

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago woman is accused of biting off her cousin's nose during an argument during a party earlier this month. According to prosecutors, 39-year...

Suspect In Custody After 'Alcohol-Fueled' Chainsaw Attack

Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Police confirm a suspect is in custody in connection to a Wednesday chainsaw attack that nearly severed the fingers of a South Side C...

2 Fake Cops Pull Over Real Chicago Officer

Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

It seems like a lot of people want to be a Chicago cop these days. Police are looking for two men who impersonated cops when they pulled someone o...

Fight Over 'Cursed' Money Found In Garden 2 Years Ago Finally Settled

Posted 07.12.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A 51-year-old Illinois man who received international media attention after he found a bag containing $150,000 in cash in his garden ...

Man Fatally Stabs Dog He Thought Was 'Possessed'

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man was held on $50,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he fatally stabbed his father's dog in April because he thought the anima...

Severed Human Leg Washes Up On South Side Beach

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago authorities are investigating after a human leg was discovered on a Lake Michigan beach on the city's South Side. Authorities tell...

Parolee With Sox Face Tattoo Charged In Wrigleyville Shooting

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

A man's distinctive tattoo — the Chicago White Sox logo, inked on his face — helped Chicago police identify and ultimately charge the 26-year-old ...

Woman Arrested 396 Times Since 1978

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago woman who's racked up nearly 400 arrests over 35 years -- while using at least 83 different aliases -- is currently behind bars in downstate...

Man Chomps Off Half Of Another Man's Ear During Fight: Police

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

An ear-to-ear grin is a strange look for anyone to have after being charged with a violent crime, but one Chicago-area man was all smiles in a mugshot...

Man Tries To Sell Live Baby Alligator On Craigslist

Posted 04.16.2013 | Chicago

Lest anyone need the reminder, it is not OK to sell live baby alligators in Illinois. Juan DeJesus could have used the refresher: Monday evening, ...

Rahm On Goat's Head At Wrigley: 'We'll Be On It'

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs found a severed goat's head at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, and they're treating the cruel reference to a longtime curse as...

Youths Find Skeletal Human Remains In Suburban Woods

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

Two youths going for a walk in a suburban Chicago wooded area around 1:30 p.m. Saturday discovered something quite unusual: what they believed to be h...

Dad Gets Daughter's Cremated Remains After 26 Years Apart

Posted 03.21.2013 | Chicago

A man has been reunited with the ashes of his baby daughter more than 25 years after she died, thanks to a chance encounter and the work of a coroner'...

Inert Grenade Discovered In Northwest Side Thrift Store

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

An apparent grenade was found Monday morning inside a bag of donated clothes at a thrift store on Chicago's Northwest Side. The grenade turned out ...

3 Injured After Pace Bus Plows Into Suburban Front Yard

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

A Glenview, Ill. family awoke to a bus sliding into their front yard and shattering their home's front window Friday. According to CBS Chicago, the...

Judge Dons Nun Mask In Court To Help Decide Robbery Case

AP | Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago says he dressed as a nun to help him find a defendant guilty of bank robbery. Navahcia (nah-vah-CEE'-ah) E...

1 Injured After Car Crashes Into Apple Store In Lincoln Park

Posted 01.14.2013 | Chicago

One person suffered minor injuries Sunday evening when a black Lincoln Town Car crashed directly into an Apple Store in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighbo...

Police Arrest Goose Abductor For Fowl Crime

Posted 11.28.2012 | Chicago

The manager of a Christmas tree lot heeded the slogan "if you see something, say something" and contacted police when he saw noticed some suspicious a...