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Finally, Issues That Matter Arise in Illinois' U.S. Senate Race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.04.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Finally some substance from Illinois' U.S. Senate contenders. After months of bottom-feeding attacks...

Top 10 Most Common Crimes Committed By Illinois' Inmates

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.10.2017 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois Department of Corrections houses more than 45,000 inmates in 25 correctional facilities throughout the state. In Illinois, felonies, exc...

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 for her f...

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

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

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 10.05.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

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 07.31.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

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...

David Lohr

Family Says Slain Teen Was 'Executed' By Police

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

David Lohr

Missing Moms Cast Spotlight On Other Unsolved Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

David Lohr

Ex-Husband Of Missing Mom Arrested

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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....

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...

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...

Accused Killers Had Sex On Corpses: Police

Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Two young adults suspected of strangling two men had sex on top of the corpses, according to police reports obtained by Patch. The gruesome revela...

Man Strangles Grandmother One Day After Prison Release: Cops

Posted 12.07.2012 | Crime

An Illinois man was released from prison only to be accused of beating and strangling his grandmother to death the very next day. Darel C. Agerton...

David Lohr

Decomposed Body Found In Woods Identified

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.04.2012 | Crime

A badly decomposed body found in a wooded area outside Lowell, Ind., is that of a missing woman whose boyfriend was charged with her murder in October...

David Lohr

Stephanie Spira McNeil Asks, 'Where Is My Brother, John Spira?'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A loved one vanishes without a trace -- then more than five years pass without a single clue about his disappearance. It's a glimpse at the life o...

David Lohr

Boyfriend Charged With Murder Of Missing Illinois Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.22.2012 | Crime

A 42-year-old Illinois man is in custody on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend after police went to the couple's home and found signs of foul play,...

David Lohr

Illinois Police Seek Clues In Hairdresser's Mysterious Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.19.2012 | Crime

Illinois police are trying to locate a Calumet City woman who has been missing for nearly a week. According to Calumet City Police Department, Gena...

UP IN SMOKE: Alleged Pot Grower Lit Bonfire To Keep Plants Warm

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.11.2012 | Weird News

Daniel Selmon wanted to protect his plants from a fall frost so he lit a bonfire to keep them warm. The problem for him is that the plants were all...