This week's local crime and court updates from Journal Gazette/Times-Courier.
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Seven people were shot and wounded in a Chicago neighborhood in a burst of gun violence during what's shaping up to be one of the city's most violent years in memory, police said.
Payouts in the $650 million Illinois Facebook class-action privacy settlement have been delayed after three users of the social media platform appealed a court decision approving $345 each for 1.6 million class members.
Ryan A. Delay, 22, is also accused of using a debit card stolen during the burglaries and using the card at several businesses, a news release from Charleston police said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for a new foot pursuit policy to be implemented by Chicago Police before the start of summer after a city cop shot and killed 13-year old Adam Toledo last week following a chase.
At least seven people were shot to death in Chicago on Easter Sunday in separate attacks across the city, according to Chicago police.
Illinois State Police were investigating two shootings on Chicago expressways during Easter weekend, including one that left a man with life-threatening injuries, officials said.
An 18-year-old critically wounded Sunday morning was the third person to be shot during separate attacks in Chicago's downtown area in the course of little more than 24 hours Easter weekend, according to Chicago police.
A man who allegedly stabbed his stepgrandmother 35 times with a samurai knife was ordered held without bond Sunday.
A Hometown Police Department officer has died after being hit by a vehicle early Saturday while he was investigating a traffic crash in southwest suburban Homewood, police said.
Not only do arrests draw the attention of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, certain criminal convictions can also trigger a deportation case.
The agency that investigates Chicago police shootings will release body camera video of an officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy, first to the boy's family and then to the public, an official said Friday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday commuted the life sentence of a 57-year-old man who alleged he was tortured by Chicago police officers into confessing to two murders.
The agency that investigates Chicago police shootings said it is trying to figure out a way to legally release body camera video of an officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old earlier this week.
This year continues to shape up as deadlier in Chicago than last year as the first three months of 2021 ended with more homicides and shooting victims than were recorded during the same period of 2020.
Police had to use a stun gun to get the 35-year-old man from Chicago to comply and make the arrest, a news release from Charleston police said.
The Illinois attorney general’s office announced Thursday it reached consent decrees with four companies, including a temporary staffing agency, to resolve allegations of workplace segregation and sex discrimination in hiring.
Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2019 paid a $40,000 fine for allegedly making misleading statements to federal agents about a loan and failing to disclose it on ethics forms, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday commuted the sentence of Gerald Reed, according to an attorney for the longtime inmate whose allegations of abuse at the hands of Chicago police set him on a complicated and unusually dramatic legal journey.
A suspect fatally shot by Chicago police in what the department called an "armed confrontation" was identified Thursday as a 13-year-old.
A former Illinois state senator is facing federal tax charges for allegedly under reporting income from her lobbying and consulting firm and failing to file federal income tax returns.
A Chicago police officer fatally shot an armed suspect early Wednesday after the man drew his weapon while officers were chasing him, authorities said.
A former cafeteria worker at a suburban Chicago hospital has been charged with stealing more than $218,000 over two years, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.
A Chicago Police Department spokesman said the Cook County State's Attorney's office last week rejected charges against the man after determining he acted in self defense. A spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Coles County court records show that all four of the people arrested have been charged with mob action.
The CEO of Loretto Hospital will be suspended for two weeks without pay, but the disciplinary action is on hold until officials can find a replacement for the Chicago hospital’s second-in-command, who resigned last week, a hospital spokeswoman said late Monday.
A 20th Judicial Circuit Court judge has found probable cause to move forward with a case against a Belleville man accused of purposely speeding toward two pedestrians in his truck last November.