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2014/12/18 12:03
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Many Western New York high schoolers are athletes in one sport or another, but how far would they be willing to go to play with the best? Eighteen-year-old Anita Alvarez, a Tonawanda native, was...
2014/12/18 12:03
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2014/12/18 04:13
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It was a heartbreaking story that made headlines nine years ago. An 11-year-old boy killed by a hit-and-run driver while sledding. Now, the police officer once in charge of that investigation is...
2014/12/12 13:46
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A Chicago taxicab driver has been indicted on charges of stealing passengers' credit cards, then buying personal items. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says 51-year-old Omar Asemgar was...
2014/12/11 01:13
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A series of organized protests rekindled across Chicago on Wednesday, and while controversial grand jury decisions in the deaths of black men in Missouri and New York were hot-button issues, many...
2014/12/10 04:13
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It's one of the most famous unsolved crimes in Chicago history. Who killed Helen Brach? The candy heiress disappeared in 1977. Now, one of the top federal investigators in the case said he believes...
2014/12/06 21:12
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In 2005, a government informant named Joseph Plemmons confessed his involvement in what may be Chicago's greatest unsolved mystery: the disappearance and presumed murder of candy heiress Helen Vorhees...
2014/12/03 16:50
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Cook County, Illinois, which is home to the city of Chicago, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday against the nation’s largest mortgage lender. The suit alleges that Wells Fargo contributed to...
2014/11/29 19:13
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Cook County prosecutors on Friday set aside the murder conviction and life sentence of a Chicago man, half a year after agreeing to free one of his co-defendants in a case that for more than two...
2014/11/27 01:13
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Gov. Pat Quinn granted executive clemency to 126 people Wednesday, among them a man who was cleared of murder along with four others known as the Dixmoor Five but still faced a felony record for...
2014/11/22 04:13
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The state's investigation into the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana can now officially proceed, with the release of the long-awaited Cook County medical examiner's postmortem report. Illinois...
2014/11/21 12:13
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Carrying a shield, an unholstered Taser, a shotgun loaded with beanbag rounds and a drawn handgun, five Park Forest police officers entered the assisted-living apartment where a 95-year-old World War...
2014/11/19 12:21
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Falsely convicted 'double murderer' who spent 15 years on death row tells how it made him 'kind of mean' as he thanks anti-death penalty campaigners Alstory Simon, 64, confessed to a double murder in...
2014/11/18 01:13
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A jury Monday convicted a Cicero landlord of murder in an arson fire on Valentine's Day, 2010, that killed seven people, including four children, according to prosecutors and court records. Lawrence...
2014/11/17 23:13
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A suburban school board president booted from office by a judge last year after a decades-old felony conviction was discovered on his record has been reinstated to the same board. The Thornton...
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Alstory Simon was freed from the Jacksonville Correction Center in Jacksonville, Ill., on Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) An anti-death penalty group renowned for sparing wrongly-convicted inmates...
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A Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling...
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