| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Cook County authorities say the deaths of six people since Wednesday are linked to the heat.
On Thursday, the medical examiner's office reported that two men, one from Lincoln Square and the other from Maywood, were the first deaths in the county to be...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 12:28 PM
A 2-year-old girl who was shot in the head with a .22 caliber handgun while playing with another child Saturday afternoon in Gary died this morning, authorities said.
Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King said she was pronounced dead at 11:07 a.m. at...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Two men were convicted today for their roles in the 2008 killing of a 10-year-old girl who was caught in a gang shooting in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood while she tied the shoe of her blind sister.
A Cook County jury deliberated for...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 2:08 PM
A judge today denied bail for a Country Club Hills man charged with fatally shooting his sister and brother-in-law in a dispute over a home they had inherited.
The bond hearing was held Wednesday in Cook County Central Bond Court in Chicago, because...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A South Side woman with multiple health issues has died after a traffic crash in the Chatham neighborhood last November, authorities said today.
Kim Ware, 41, of the 5700 block of South Indiana Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at the...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:49 AM
A 79-year-old man died in a fire in his studio apartment in the Sheridan Park neighborhood Thursday night, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The victim was identified this morning by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Edward...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Chicago police are questioning a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man Saturday evening in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to authorities.
Linear Caballero was stabbed at about 6 p.m. after he and another man argued at...
| Jan 23, 2012
A 20-year-old Chicago man who had 72 days left to complete his sentence at the Cook County Jail's boot camp, scaled a barbed wire fence Sunday and managed to escape for about six hours before investigators tracked him down, officials said.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:45 AM
A Chicago man who was just about two months away from finishing up a boot camp sentence for burglary will be spending additional time in jail after escaping over the weekend.
Police say Jamall Allen, 20, took off from the Cook County Sherrif's Boot...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Joshua Merritt said he had no reason to be suspicious when one of his friends texted him, asking him to hang out with two other teenagers they both knew.
But after Merritt, 17, arrived at the home of one of the boys in Chicago’s East Beverly...
| Feb 1, 2012
Rhonda Moore has her health back.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009, Moore, 58, has reduced her blood glucose levels significantly through healthy eating and daily exercise. But a lack of supermarkets in her North Chicago neighborhood makes it...