| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:14 PM
An autopsy conducted today found that a 3-month-old girl died of multiple injuries due to child abuse.
The Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death of Jayden Tufele, of the 5100 block of West Ainslie Avenue, a homicide.
| Oct 14, 2011
| 3:02 PM
A Northwest Side man admitted to investigators he shook his 3-month-old daughter, fatally injuring her, after he bumped her head against a wall twice and she would not stop crying, prosecutors said today.
Jovanni Tufele, of the 5100 block of West Ainslie...
| Oct 24, 2011
Jenny Kales spent the last few hours of a recent Halloween night scraping from her front stoop the peanut butter candies that trick-or-treaters had dropped in their dashes from door to door. She's not an obsessive cleaner, mind you, just a mother of a...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:23 AM
Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy, were shot at a Rogers Park neighborhood street corner Monday night, Chicago police said.
The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Pratt Boulevard, Chicago police said. Authorities...
| Jun 28, 2011
A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor.
In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:04 PM
AWaukegan toddler was gravely injured when his mother’s boyfriend struck him repeatedly in the torso, authorities said today in the man's bail hearing.
The 3-year-old boy later died while being treated at a Chicago hospital, according to the Cook...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Five people, including four children, were hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition this morning after an SUV they were in was cut off by another vehicle and rolled over several times on the northbound lanes of I-94, officials said.
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:51 AM
A 10-year-old boy and another 14 were wounded and a 20-year-old man killed in separate shootings Monday night.
A spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said Daniel Cisneros, of the 4200 block of South Campbell Avenue, was pronounced...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Two men have been charged in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy who was wounded Halloween night in the city's Albany Park neighborhood.
Cruz Perez, 22, of the 3800 block of West Foster Avenue, and Steven Figueroa, 18, of the 3000 block of West Gunnison...
| Nov 22, 2011
When Susan Sadauskas turned her back for a few moments on her 15-month-old son, Max, the Ohio mom never imagined that the toddler would make his way to the remote control for her stereo, remove its coin-shaped battery and swallow it.
So when she later...
| Nov 25, 2011
Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children's issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family's privacy during 22 years as Chicago's first lady, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, more than nine years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer....