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1 hr ago | Suburban Journals

Jerrmon Davis 18-years from Oak Park Arrested with a Gun.

Update: March 11, 2013 Jerrmon S. Davis was given a $50,000.00 bail and the bail was paid by friends and family.

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Related Topix: River Forest, IL, Oak Park, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

5 hrs ago | ABC7 Chicago

Maywood man charged in fatal West Side hit-and-run

A Maywood man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that left a 64-year-old woman dead Sunday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Maywood, IL

5 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

DNA solves murder of Northwest Side man missing since 1978

While he was still in college in the late 1970s, Edward Beaudion dressed up as a vampire to bring a little ghoulish cheer to kids at a local orphanage.

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Related Topix: Lemont, IL

8 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

1 dead, 3 injured in CTA bus crash in Calumet Heights

One person died and three others were injured when a van collided with a CTA bus early Wednesday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

11 hrs ago | Patch.com

Oak Lawn Grandma's Psychiatric Evaluation Needs More Time

Alfreda Giedrojc, 62, the Oak Lawn grandmother charged with first-degree murder of her infant granddaughter, had a scheduled court hearing in Bridgeview on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, Bridgeview, IL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Priest in 2nd child abuse investigation won't be...

A Chicago Catholic priest, who became the subject of a second child abuse allegation on Monday, will remain in active ministry but will not be alone with children, the archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Daily Herald

No movement yet on transit reform report

Legislators discussed a groundbreaking report from the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force but the absence of task force members meant a number of questions went unanswered, officials said.

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Washington Times

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Haggling over legislation to bring a casino to Chicago has become a springtime ritual.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Opinion

ABC7 Chicago

Justin Hamilton, 23, charged in South Side murders of Jordan Means, Anthony Bankhead

Justin Hamilton, 23, is charged with murder in the deaths of Jordan Means, 16, and Anthony Bankhead, 18, after an alleged argument on Facebook.

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Related Topix: Flossmoor, IL

Patch.com

Quinn Announces Bike, Walking Trail Improvements in Cook County

The following information comes from a press release from the Office of Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Illinois, Riverside, IL

Crain's Chicago Busines

Medical District eyes high-speed network to win business

The Illinois Medical District Commission wants to create a fiber optic network that would let hospitals zip medical images among doctors at virtually the speed of light and help the agency attract new business.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Chicago, IL, Near West (Chicago, IL), Rush University

CBS Local

Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois Law

A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Family, Kids

WAND-TV Decatur

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A group says Illinois' 32-year-old law requiring juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Herald

Violent weekend leaves 8 dead in Chicago

Eight people were killed and 44 injured -- including five children who were wounded when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they played outside -- in weekend shootings, police said Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS Local

Police Investigating New Abuse Accusation Against Reinstated Priest

Police are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against a Chicago priest who was just re-instated at his north side parish.

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Related Topix: Orland Park, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Sheriff reopens investigation of priest

The Cook County Sheriff's office said Monday it has resumed investigating a Catholic priest just days after the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that a sexual abuse allegation against the priest was unfounded.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Orland Park, IL, Sports

My FOX Chicago

City, county face lawsuit by Farmers Insurance for April 2013 flooding

A year ago this week, large portions of Cook County were under water. Roads were closed, neighborhoods evacuated, and basements flooded.

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My FOX Chicago

Former Cook County Sheriff Richard J. Elrod dies

Elrod served four consecutive terms as sheriff between 1970 and 1986 and was a Cook County Circuit Court judge from 1988 until his death.

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Daily Herald

Chicago men plead guilty to Elgin robbery

In exchange for their guilty pleas to the class X felony, Antoine Adams, 39, and Ronaldo Crawford, 34, were each sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Elgin, IL, Des Plaines, IL

Daily Herald

Steven Cole, charged with first degree murder of his father.

A Cook County judge "reluctantly" agreed to a 23-year prison term in exchange for a guilty plea by Steven Cole in the 2011 stabbing murder of his father, Stuart, in the family's Arlington Heights home.

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Related Topix: Arlington Heights, IL, Home Listing, Home

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