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  • Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers get prison time

    Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers get prison time
    Terrence Nicks kept a solemn face when he asked Judge Joan O'Brien to consider his personal history, shortly before she sentenced him at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Friday to three years in prison for removal and desecration of human remains, as well as removal of more than 10 gravestones and markers at Burr Oak Cemetery.
  • Chicago fugitive in 2009 fatal hit-run extradited from Mexico, faces trial

    Chicago fugitive in 2009 fatal hit-run extradited from Mexico, faces trial
    Sitting in a relative's sparse brick home in Central Mexico three years ago, Carlos Castillo talked about the night a fatal hit-and-run accident killed a promising DePaul University student and sent him on the run from Chicago. He said he had met...

    Trial to begin Thursday for Chicago police detective in fatal shooting

    Trial to begin Thursday for Chicago police detective in fatal shooting
    With a national debate raging over police use of force, a rare event takes place Thursday at Cook County's main criminal courthouse: the trial of a white Chicago police detective on charges he fatally shot an innocent black woman in an off-duty incident....

    Chicago cop goes to trial in killing of unarmed woman

    Chicago cop goes to trial in killing of unarmed woman
    Before Michael Brown's death sparked protests across the country; before Eric Garner's "I can't breathe" became a national rallying cry; before politicians from President Obama on down made police violence a talking point; there was Rekia Boyd. In the...

    Battle of the mayoral political ads

    Battle of the mayoral political ads
    With less than two weeks before the city's April 7 runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, are clobbering each other with campaign ads aired on TV and videos shared on social media. Through their...