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Top 10 Most Common Crimes Committed By Illinois' Inmates

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.10.2016 | Chicago
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The Illinois Department of Corrections houses more than 45,000 inmates in 25 correctional facilities throughout the state. In Illinois, felonies, ...

Concern Grows Over Disappearance Of Iraq War Veteran

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.11.2016 | Crime

The whereabouts of Brenda Jackson, a U.S. Army veteran and mother of six who disappeared in Illinois last week, is a growing source of worry f...

Illinois Has Three of the Midwest's Top 10 'Most Dangerous' Metro Areas

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.11.2015 | Chicago
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Illinois is home to three of the Midwest's Top 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas, including the No. 1 most violent, according to the latest install...

Two of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000 in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.05.2015 | Chicago
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A new analysis of the FBI's latest crime data ranked two Illinois cities among the nation's Top 10 most dangerous with populations under 200,000.

14 Illinois Prisons Reaching 80 to 96% of Their Total Capacity

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.31.2015 | Chicago
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There are more than 47,000 inmates under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Corrections as of May 2015, the lowest the state's prison popu...

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Family Says Slain Teen Was 'Executed' By Police | David Lohr | Posted 04.29.2015 | Crime

A coroner's decision to rule the officer-involved shooting of Illinois teen Justus "Lil Meachi" Howell a homicide is of little comfort to the young ma...

Murder Suspect Sent Taunting Messages From Slain Girl's Phone: Prosecutors

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.06.2014 | Crime

A gloating killer taunted his teenage victim's mother with text messages after he brutally murdered her. That is the story prosecutors in Illinois ...

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Missing Moms Cast Spotlight On Other Unsolved Cases | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime

Locations where four women went missing. The disappearance of Joelle Ann Lockwood and Kristy Kelley -- two moms from southwest Indiana -- has resid...

Murder Victim's Mom Sues Home Depot

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

The mother of a pregnant woman who was murdered and then sexually assaulted by her former supervisor has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago flower comp...

Boyfriend Of Missing Teacher Bianca Tanner Extradited

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

The boyfriend of a missing North Carolina teacher will face charges surrounding the delinquency of her 3-year-old son. Angelo Smith Jr., 30, was mo...

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Ex-Husband Of Missing Mom Arrested | David Lohr | Posted 05.21.2014 | Crime

The ex-husband of Terri Anderson, a missing mother of two from Illinois, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his wife's disappearance. Daniel...

College Student Vanishes At O'Hare Airport

Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

Law enforcement and other officials are working to locate a missing Illinois college student who disappeared after checking his luggage at O'Hare Inte...

Some Lunatic Is Gluing Razor Blades To A Playground

Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A 2-year-old boy was injured by a razor blade at an Illinois playground on Monday -- but the blade wasn't left carelessly lying around. It had been gl...

911 Call Heard In Franklin Byrd Murder Trial

David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime

A haunting 911 emergency call by Leslie Byrd as she was bleeding to death in her home was played for an Illinois jury Wednesday during the close of he...

Uncle Charged With Killing 7-Year-Old To Put Her 'Out Of Her Misery'

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 09.11.2013 | Crime

ST. LOUIS -- A southern Illinois man was ordered jailed on $5 million bond Wednesday on charges he slashed and stabbed his 7-year-old niece after clai...

Man Found GUILTY Of Beating 5 To Death With Tire Iron

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 07.31.2013 | Crime

PEORIA, Ill. — Christopher Harris insisted he didn't beat all five of his former in-laws to death in their central Illinois home, only the 14-ye...

Judge Quits After Getting Charged With Heroin Possession

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime

ST. LOUIS -- A southwestern Illinois judge whose colleague died of a cocaine overdose while the two were on a hunting trip resigned Wednesday, days af...

In Custody Fight Over 3-Year-Old Daughter, Man Kills 5 Family Members: Police

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Crime

MANCHESTER, Ill. -- Investigators have determined that a man who shot dead five family members at their home in central Illinois was motivated by his ...

Police: Woman Set Fire To Home Because Husband Hogged Their Pot

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago woman charged with arson almost sent her new apartment up in smoke after discovering her husband had smoked their entire stash of marijuana....

Ex-Official Convicted Of Lying For Decades About Tainted Water

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After a former suburban Chicago water official was convicted Monday for lying about secretly mixing carcinogen-tainted well water into...

Man Saved 6-Year-Old Girl After Killing Family: Cops

AP | REGINA GARCIA CANO | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime

MANCHESTER, Ill. — The man suspected of storming a south-central Illinois home and killing five members of the same family with a shotgun had be...

Five People Shot, Killed In Illinois Home

AP | REGINA GARCIA CANO | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime

MANCHESTER, Ill. — The nephew of a small-town Illinois mayor shot and killed five people, including two boys, before leading police on a chase t...

Physical Education Teacher Gets Too Physical With Teen Student

Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

A high school physical education teacher will spend 10 years on the Illinois sex offender registry after she was caught having sex with a student in t...

Suspect In NIU Student's Slaying Enters Plea Deal

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago

SYCAMORE, Ill. — A 36-year-old man charged in the 2010 slaying of a Northern Illinois University student whose burned body was found in a park d...

If You Bought Something From This Salesman, Please Call The Police

Posted 03.11.2013 | Weird News

This is not the face of an honest businessman, police in southern Illinois say. Twenty-four-year-old Adam Roberts -- whose skeleton-like face tatt...