| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:48 PM
At a 90-minute closed door meeting Thursday, top federal, state and local law enforcement officials laid out their plans for improving the government's faltering efforts to apprehend violent fugitives who cross U.S. borders to evade justice in Illinois....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 7:39 PM
A lawsuit filed by local school councils can’t block a Chicago Public Schools plan to close or revamp operations at 17 low-achieving schools, a Cook County judge ruled Friday.
CPS officials issued a brief statement lauding Judge Michael B. Hyman&...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 11:10 AM
A Cook County judge is free following her arrest on charges of misdemeanor battery for allegedly shoving a sheriff's deputy and tossing a set of keys at a security checkpoint in the Daley Center downtown.
Judge Cynthia Brim was taken into custody by...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:53 AM
A Chicago cabbie was driving without a license this morning when he crashed his taxi early this morning, police said.
Anthony Munoz, 30, of the 4000 W. Nelson Street in Chicago, was charged with driving without a license and damage to city property...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:42 PM
A veteran Chicago police property custodian was recently accused of stealing jewelry and other items from police custody.
A Cook County judge ordered Pamela Brown, 55, held on $40,000 bail on March 6. Brown, of the 10000 block of South Emerald Avenue,...
| Mar 14, 2012
The breezes are balmy, green shoots are poking up through the dirt, people are wearing shorts. What could possibly put a damper on the bliss of spring?
Off to its latest start in 29 years, influenza season has arrived in the U.S., including...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Local and federal authorities raided the Lincoln Park home of a man suspected of running an elaborate fencing operation and found truckloads of high-end, stolen merchandise, officials said today.
Jicheng Liu, 32, is charged with a felony for his role...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:26 PM
The family of a woman struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking along the Eisenhower Expressway after a DUI arrest filed a lawsuit today, saying a state trooper negligently allowed the woman to go free even though she was still under the influence...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 7:41 PM
A 6-year-old girl was killed Saturday afternoon after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in front of her home in the Little Village neighborhood, one of five people shot within an hour in attacks across the city, police said.
The girl was on the front...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:28 PM
A West Rogers Park man was held hostage at gunpoint in a vehicle for several hours, pistol-whipped, burned with cigarettes, robbed and forced to try to raise $5,000 to buy his freedom, prosecutors said.
Elizabeth Perry, 21, faces charges of armed...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:46 AM
With a decisive win in the Illinois presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sets his sights on the bayou where Louisiana holds the next Republican primary.
"We thank the people of Illinois for this extraordinary victory," Romney...