| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Jason Draper and his wife, Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Jason Draper and his wife Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The Latin Kings gang has ties to some of Central Florida's most notorious crimes, from to baseball-bat killings to drug offenses to a hit-and-run crash that killed a girl at a day-care. Here are a few:
The crime: Victorino was...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges that could land them in prison for life. Lake...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:11 AM
Shortly after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead while taking shelter with schoolmates from rain in a South Side park, her two killers stopped to pick up two friends who were also walking home from school, Cook County prosecutors say.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Two people were killed and six injured in shootings across Chicago since Wednesday.
A male gunman fatally shot a 25-year-old woman and injured two others Wednesday as they sat in a vehicle in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.
| Nov 22, 2014
| 12:36 PM
On March 20, 1998, a happy baby named Christopher Capri Mullins was born to his parents, Consuela Holloway and Christopher Mullins. He was an early achiever who learned how to walk, talk and write ahead of his peers.
At Epes Elementary School Chris won...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Among the 15 suspected San Diego street-gang members charged in a string of shootings is Brandon Duncan, an aspiring rap singer.
Duncan, 33, who raps under the name Tiny Doo, is not accused of providing the guns or being present at the nine shootings...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Lucas Cabassa, who was just 17 when he fatally shot a man during a south Bethlehem brawl, will spend 51 years to life behind bars, Northampton County Judge Craig Dally decided Thursday.
In handing down a sentence that would make Cabassa 70 years old...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:04 AM
For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control.
Then last week the...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: A yearlong investigation into local drug activity ended this week with the arrests of 14 people.
Aurora police said five additional suspects remain at large, following the sweep that took...