| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:27 PM
A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who had investigated online sex crimes was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for the repeated sexual abuse of a child.
Gregory Pyle, who pled guilty in January to crossing a state line to engage...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Two Chicago men have been charged in the recent afternoon theft of an Oak Park resident's debit card and subsequent ATM withdrawals while one man held the victim at gunpoint.
Demarko Johnson-Molette, 21; and Devontay Chambers, 22, were charged...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
The FBI is investigating a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Chase branch at 1048 Lake St. in Oak Park.
A man 40 to 50 years old stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank between 1:35 and 1:40 p.m., according to police reports and the FBI....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The team of extortionists marched into the owner’s office at a Chicago granite company looking to collect on a $500,000 debt.
One of them, a beefy former union bodyguard named George Brown, did the talking. Another, plumbing contractor Vito Iozzo,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:16 AM
An intensified police search for Eric Matthew Frein in the Canadensis area Thursday night was called off after about three hours.
A state trooper told a gathering of reporters along Route 390 at 9:45 p.m. that roadblocks had been lifted and state police...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:07 PM
The Border Patrol has apparently not disciplined any agents in deadly force investigations in a decade, an agency official said, in spite of a series of shootings at the Southwest border that have generated criticism from police experts and fierce...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.
Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:08 PM
The body of a Chicago woman who was allegedly bludgeoned to death and stuffed in a suitcase at a resort hotel in Bali is expected to be sent back to the U.S. to be examined by the FBI.
Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found stuffed in a hard-sided...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Alexander Wachs makes his living playing video games for the enjoyment of a vast online audience, and a few weeks ago, he was guiding an avatar through the zombie-infested wasteland of "DayZ" when loud thumps interrupted his adventure.
"Hold on, guys,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:08 AM
In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once...