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Sean Richards, 14, was killed in July when a car wash employee sped out of the car wash in a Jeep, struck the boy, then crossed the street and crashed into a sub shop.
Johnny Huizar, 32, was driving Saturday in the 6100 block of South Central Park Avenue when two people fired shots from a sidewalk, authorities said.
After reviewing video surveillance authorities determined Megan Lewis was picked up by Juan A. Vega-Montoya on Nov. 26 in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood. Her body was found three days later in Old Mill Creek.
Dateisha House testified during the murder trial Wednesday that her child’s father, Ralph Turpin, sent the message shortly after FBG Duck was gunned down in the Gold Coast in August 2020.
Admission of the will that mysteriously surfaced was not the “final word on validity,” a Cook County judge said, leaving hope for distant relatives who expected a share of Joseph Stancak’s millions.
Darryl Porter, 32, was struck multiple times in the chest about 10:40 a.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of West Lexington Street, authorities said. No one is in custody.
The Lake County coroner’s office identifies a body recovered Tuesday as that of Brissa Romero, who was reported missing last week. Her cause of death is consistent with drowning, authorities say.
Neighbors shook their heads and were mostly silent a day after the slayings, in the 3500 block of West 61st Place in the Southwest Side neighborhood.
The woman was shot in the chest while outside in the 500 block of North Long Avenue, police said.
The teen and the man were shot just before 4:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of West 61st Place when a silver Kia pulled up and someone inside opened fire.
The driver of a Hyundai collided with the driver of a Mercedes about 7:45 p.m. at East 88th Street and South Stony Island Avenue, police said.
Vesmo Banks, 25, was seen exiting a car that was reported stolen. He fled and was hit by a car in the 800 block of South Cicero Avenue, police say.
Authorities say a body was found Tuesday in a retention pond where Brissa Romero’s SUV was found Monday. Romero last contacted relatives on Dec. 4.
Brian Beals was convicted in the 1988 slaying of a 6-year-old boy in Englewood. Five witnesses corroborated that Beals was the intended target and not the shooter.
A motion filed Tuesday claims Aleta “Mickey Truth” Williams was pulled out of court last week after she falsely claimed that another YouTuber had been paid to testify in the case.
Attorneys for two families say they were not notified that elementary teacher Andrew Castro had been removed from teaching in May 2021 over abuse allegations and that he continued abusing three boys outside school.
Rommell Kellogg was convicted of collecting payments from Arnie’s Idle Hour in Harvey in exchange for the city not closing the club, where prostitution flourished.
The victim was found on July 16 lying face down in the street in the 3900 block of West Madison Street, police said.
The stabbing occurred about 3:20 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of North State Street. The victim, a male of unknown age, was hospitalized in good condition.
Three teenage boys, including a 16-year-old suspect, and a 21-year-old male were shot about 7 p.m. Monday at a home in the 9300 block of South Racine Avenue, police say.
A man, 24, was in the 4900 block of South Hoyne Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Monday when he was shot multiple times, police said. He died at a hospital.
The trial has grown into a spectacle that’s spilled out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse and onto YouTube accounts and rap blogs that draw millions of viewers worldwide.
A vehicle belonging to a Carpentersville teen missing since Dec. 4 has been found in Vernon Hills, authorities said Monday. The search continues for Brissa Romero.
Robert Crimo III, accused of killing seven and wounding dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in 2022, asked a Lake County judge to allow him to proceed without the aid of his assistant public defenders and invoked his right to a speedy trial.