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  • Illinois Senate passes rape kit reform

    SPRINGFIELD — Rosa Pickett said she thought nothing would ever be worse than the night she was brutally beaten and raped — until she found out the Robbins Police Department didn’t follow through and time ran out to file charges in the...
  • Dozens of Robbins rape kits with missing records sent for testing

    Dozens of Robbins rape kits with missing records sent for testing
    The Robbins Police Department is sending dozens of sexual assault kits to state officials for testing after the department discovered it lost paperwork associated with the cases. Over the last few months, the police department, with help from the Cook...
  • Robbins sexual assault victim seeks answers about 1991 attack

    Robbins sexual assault victim seeks answers about 1991 attack
    For 22 years she rarely spoke of the chilling attack, even as it changed so much about her life. The multisport athlete was 14 and on her way home from basketball practice on a fall evening when she was grabbed from behind, dragged from the road and...
  • Man mistakenly released from jail beat girlfriend while free, authorities say

    Man mistakenly released from jail beat girlfriend while free, authorities say
    A South Side man mistakenly released from Cook County Jail three weeks ago after being arrested for beating his girlfriend attacked her again while free, authorities said. It wasn't until Steven Derkits missed a court date Tuesday that the jail...
  • Republicans say Rep. Foster vulnerable on Obamacare vote

    Republicans say Rep. Foster vulnerable on Obamacare vote
    Four Republicans vying in a west and southwest suburban congressional primary said Friday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is vulnerable because he voted for the Affordable Care Act and won’t have President Barack Obama at the top of the...
  • Fund set up to pay for funeral of 3 killed in Robbins

    Fund set up to pay for funeral of 3 killed in Robbins
    Donations are being collected for the funeral costs of the mother and two teens killed by their father in their Robbins home on February 2. A fund established by Shepard High School Principal Josh Barron and the Village Board of Robbins will also go...
  • Cemetery Manager Gets 12 Years for Digging Up Bodies, Reselling Plots

    Cemetery Manager Gets 12 Years for Digging Up Bodies, Reselling Plots
    CHICAGO, Illinois -- The convicted ringleader of the macabre Burr Oak Cemetery burial plot-reselling scheme turned herself in today to begin serving her 12-year prison sentence, authorities said. Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pleaded guilty in...
  • FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak

    FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak
    (WGN-AM)- FBI officials said today that they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves this morning. The FBI set up a mobile...
  • FBI: Identifying All Displaced Bodies Will Be Difficult

    FBI: Identifying All Displaced Bodies Will Be Difficult
    (WGN-AM)- FBI officials said Monday they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves and locating possibly hundreds of bodies that...
  • Burr Oak Suspect Bonding Out With Help From Wife

    (WGN-AM)- Maurice Dailey, one of four people charged in the desecration of Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, is expected to bond out of Cook County Jail about 6 p.m. Thursday, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff said. Dailey's wife arrived at the jail this...
  • New Charges For Burr Oak Defendants

    New Charges For Burr Oak Defendants
    (WGN-AM)- Additional charges were announced today against four former workers at Burr Oak Cemetery accused of digging up as many as 300 bodies, dumping the remains in an isolated area and reselling the grave sites. Former cemetery manager Carolyn Towns,...