| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:50 PM
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon reported a decrease in felonies charged by his office in 2014, continuing a trend that has seen nearly 1,000 fewer felony cases filed compared to four years ago.
McMahon offered a preliminary glimpse at...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On a warm day last spring, 16-year-old Hugo Pascual Tomás and his older brother Francisco left their home in Guatemala and set off on a 2,700-mile quest to find their mother.
The boys had been left in the care of their elderly grandparents in 2001,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:58 AM
He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Tests have identified the remains of one of 43 trainee teachers abducted 10 weeks ago in southwestern Mexico, a source close to the investigation said on Saturday, apparently confirming a feared massacre the government has blamed on drug gang henchmen....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:03 PM
A man has been charged with murder in the killing of a 14-year-old boy over the weekend in Rosemont in what police described as a dispute among "rival gang members."
Cesar Garay, 20, of Rosemont, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the Friday...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related.
But that term — "gang-related" — can have varying meanings....
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:53 AM
Terrell Campbell was just a toddler when his 13-year-old brother was killed by a bullet meant for someone else.
By the time Terrell reached 13, he was fighting in the streets, his family said.
And at 15, he was running with a gang, according to police...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:19 PM
Five more members of a vigilante "self-defense" group were killed during the weekend in a spiral of violence sweeping parts of Mexico's troubled Michoacan state, showcased by the government in the last year as a security success story.
At least 25...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:22 AM
With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead.
An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Less than 24 hours after Hadiya Pendleton was slain while taking shelter from the rain in a South Side park, an officer from the cold-case homicide squad handed lead detective Frank Casale what would be the first big break in the case.
With none of...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Tavon White says pleading guilty to running a racketeering enterprise at the Baltimore City Detention Center was an easy decision. Deciding to testify against his alleged co-conspirators, no sweat.
Telling his granny about it? That was tough. ...