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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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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.
5 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
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.
8 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago
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.
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.
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.
Haggling over legislation to bring a casino to Chicago has become a springtime ritual.
Justin Hamilton, 23, is charged with murder in the deaths of Jordan Means, 16, and Anthony Bankhead, 18, after an alleged argument on Facebook.
The following information comes from a press release from the Office of Gov. Pat Quinn.
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.
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.
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.
Police are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against a Chicago priest who was just re-instated at his north side parish.
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.
A year ago this week, large portions of Cook County were under water. Roads were closed, neighborhoods evacuated, and basements flooded.
Elrod served four consecutive terms as sheriff between 1970 and 1986 and was a Cook County Circuit Court judge from 1988 until his death.
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.