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Chicagoland Crime

Questions Persist In Death Of 95-Year-Old Veteran Tased By Police

Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago

Almost two months have passed since a 95-year-old man was fatally tased and shot with a bean bag gun by a police officer in a Chicago-area assisted-li...

2 Charged With Murder Of Mother, Daughter Found Strangled, Burned

Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of a mother and daughter whose bodies were found late Sunday evening...

Woman Charged In Husband's Shocking Cold Case Murder 34 Years Later

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

More than 34 years after gunmen burst into the affluent suburban Chicago home of Carl Gaimari and shot him dead, his wife Jacquelyn Greco has been cha...

$15,000 Reward Offered In Elgin Artist's Stabbing Murder

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

Friends and family of Lisa Koziol-Ellis have raised $15,000 and counting for a reward they hope will entice someone to come forward with information o...

Couple In 60s Duct-Taped, Robbed In Violent Home Invasion

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

An elderly couple in Chicago's north suburbs is recovering after they were attacked by two men during a home invasion Friday. Ronald Fink, 67, and ...

12-Year-Old Arrested For Bringing Grenade To School

Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

A 12-year-old suburban Chicago middle school student faces a charge of disorderly conduct after he was caught with a hand grenade at school Tuesday. ...

7 Years In Jail For Having Trace Of Pot In System During Crash

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday because she had trace amounts of marijuana in her system when she was involv...

City Considers Tougher Liquor Laws After Teacher's Death

Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

Reeling from the recent stabbing death of an elementary school teacher at a downtown bar, some Naperville City Council members have pushed for the cit...

Man Charged In Naperville Stabbing Death

Posted 02.05.2012 | Chicago

A Naperville, Ill. man has been charged and ordered held on $3 million bond in the stabbing death of an elementary school teacher and the wounding of ...

Teen Mom's Newborn Son Found Dead In Dumpster

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

A 13-year-old girl whose newborn baby was found dead in a south suburban Chicago dumpster could face felony charges. Police say the Country Club Hi...

Cops: Naked Man Exposed Himself During 'Chipmunks' Matinee Screening

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man faces a bevy of charges after he allegedly stripped down all the way to his birthday suit and exposed himself in front of families watch...

Police: Man Gouged Out Uncle's Eyes In Argument Over Remote

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man was accused Tuesday of gouging his uncle's eyes out during an argument over the TV remote control on New Year's Eve. Exulam ...

Police: Men Fired 80 Rounds Of Ammunition Into The Air To Celebrate New Year

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

A pair of suburban Chicago men were charged over the weekend with ringing in the new year by firing more than 80 rounds of ammunition into the air bef...

Stolen Baby Jesus Reunited With Owners After 8 Years

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Eight years after a handmade baby Jesus figurine disappeared from the manger of their front yard nativity scene, a suburban Chicago family was reunite...

Suspect In Indian Head Park Teen's Murder Pleads Not Guilty

Burr Ridge Patch | Sabrina Wu | Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

John L. Wilson, Jr., the man charged with the murder of a Lyons Township teen, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. At his arraignment W...

Police: Woman High On Heroin Hallucinates Home Invasion

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

Police responding to a Skokie, Ill. woman's 911 call quickly arrived at two conclusions: One, the home invasion she had reported was a product of hall...

Woman Charged With Murder In Friend's Burning Death

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

Updated story An Elgin, Ill. woman has been charged with first-degree murder after crews responding to an apartment discovered a man's body. Je...

Cancer Patient Donation Jar Stolen From Convenience Store

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

Police are currently on the hunt for a man who earlier this month stole a jar of money donated to help a women pay her cancer treatment bills from a s...

Inmate Allegedly Made His Own Booze In Jail Cell

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A southwest suburban Chicago man being held on sexual abuse charges in a Kendall County, Ill. jail faces further punishment: for making booze in his j...

Suburban Man Charged In Mother's Murder

Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Bolingbrook, IL Patch | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

A Bolingbrook woman found dead in her bathroom Friday afternoon is believed to have been killed in a domestic dispute, police said. Shirley Marzo, ...

Prosecutors: Man Killed Gun Collector To Steal Weapons

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

A West Chicago, Ill. man was sentenced Monday to life in prison in the 2009 murder of an 82-year-old gun collector and former Illinois State Rifle Ass...

Same Woman Arrested Three Times In Five Days In Chicago Suburb

Western Springs, IL Patch | Darren McRoy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

Anna H. Metodieva, 45, of 907 Williams St., Westmont, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from DuPage County after being noticed by an officer "beh...

Steven Hoffer

Convicted Murderer Wins Retrial By Claiming His Sentence Is Too Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime

When you lose a hand at poker, you might wager "double or nothing" to win back what you've lost. But first-degree murder convictions are more often on...

Metra Passenger Allegedly Sprayed Conductor With Mace

Wheaton, IL Patch | Wheaton, IL Patch | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

A woman was arrested Monday after she sprayed a Metra conductor in the face with mace at the College Avenue train depot around 8:40 a.m. The woman ...

Convicted Murderer Granted Retrial After He Argued 30-Year Sentence Too Short

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to and was convicted of murder in a 2001 slaying has been granted a retrial after he argued that his previou...