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1 hr ago | My FOX Chicago

Second man charged with shooting that killed man, wounded 2

A Hazel Crest man is the second to be charged in connection with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Hazel Crest, IL, South Holland, IL

1 hr ago | CBS Local

Second Man Charged With May Shooting That Killed Man, Wounded Two Others

A Hazel Crest man is the second to be charged in connection with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Hazel Crest, IL, South Holland, IL

4 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Man free after 20 years in prison for murder he didn't commit

Finally tasting freedom he fought hard for - spending years learning the law in prison and gathering evidence as his own attorney before reaching out to the University of Chicago's Exoneration Project - said Wednesday it felt good to be surrounded by his children, his grandchildren and his extended family after so long.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chicago Heights, IL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Grieving mom files second suit against father-in-law Chicago cop

A grieving suburban mom whose home was raided by the DEA just days after her 8-year-old daughter died of cancer has filed a second lawsuit against her former Chicago cop father-in-law, who she says helped her grow marijuana to medicate her dying child, then maliciously ratted her out.

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Related Topix: Evergreen Park, IL

Daily Herald

Family of drowned Elk Grove man sues Chicago gentleman's club

The family of an Elk Grove Village man who drowned in the Chicago River earlier this year, has filed a wrongful-death suit against the owners of a Chicago gentleman's club the man visited before he died.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL

OakLeaves

Suspects in custody in connection with Clinton Avenue armed robbery

Four suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery Mon., July 14 in the 200 block of Clinton Avenue where a homeowner was held at gunpoint for several minutes by two men, while the other two used his ATM card at local merchants.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

SFGate

Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set free.

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Related Topix: Chicago Heights, IL

The Capitol Fax Blog

Internal Maywood politics caused shift in NRI grant money

Newly released emails from Gov. Pat Quinn's office show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from his now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Danny Davis, Democrat, Oak Lawn, IL

The Southtown Star

Kadner: Military vehicles alarm Southland

That was the cry that arose from some panicked Southland residents this week after more than 100 military vehicles suddenly appeared on the campus of Cook County's Oak Forest Health Center, 159th Street and Cicero Avenue.

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Related Topix: Oak Forest, IL, Prison, Crestwood, IL, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Chicago Sun-Times

Internal emails from Quinn's office show politics...

Newly released emails from Gov. Pat Quinn's office show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from his now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

Duran Duran Suing Glenview-Based Fan Club For Lack Of Payment

R) Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran attend the 'Duran Duran: Unstaged' premiere during the 6th Annual MoMA Contenders Series at Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2013 in New York City.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Duran Duran, Glenview, IL

Daily Chronicle

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

My FOX Chicago

Cop charged with firing gun through window of home while drinking

A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend's house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence.

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Related Topix: Markham, IL, Country Club Hills, IL

Daily Herald

Palatine man accused of punching 26-year-old during late-night brawl

A Palatine man accused of punching a 26-year-old Palatine man outside a downtown bar, leaving him critically injured, faces a felony aggravated battery charge, police said.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Park Ridge, IL

Patch.com

Cook Co. Implements Property Fraud Alert System for Residents

The following information comes from a July 18 village of Palatine e-newsletter.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Asbury Park Press

Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice systemMental illness...

Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Federal Prisons

My FOX Chicago

1 killed, 6 shot across city Monday

One man was killed and at least six people, including three teenage boys, were shot were shot across the city Monday.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to the crowd during a news conference Monday in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Winnetka, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Herald

Arlington Hts. will help pay for Goedke House updates

Arlington Heights may be contributing up to $75,000 toward a remodeling project at the Albert Goedke Apartments, a building for low-income, elderly and disabled adults in the village.

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Related Topix: Arlington Heights, IL

Chicago Tribune

No bail for Orland Park man charged with public indecency in Harvey

Authorities are investigating if a man with a history of lewd behavior is wanted in connection with other incidents after the man was arrested for fondling himself in front of two young girls near a south suburban Harvey grade school.

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Related Topix: Harvey, IL, Orland Park, IL

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