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Dixmoor woman facing neglect charges threatened police chief at court hearing, police say

A Dixmoor woman charged earlier this month with elderly and child neglect now stands accused of assault after allegedly threatening the police chief during a municipal court appearance last week, police said.


Illinois police reveal new details in 5-year-old boy's disappearance

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a missing 5-year-old boy in Illinois say they're focusing on the child's home after determining he most likely was not abducted and did not wander away from the residence.


Kim Foxx’s Office Says Her Life Has Been Threatened In Wake Of Jussie Smollett Case Being Dropped

CHICAGO (CBS)–Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been threatened in a number of threats described by her office as “racially-charged.”. Foxx’s office revealed the threats publicly Monday.


Mother of missing Crystal Lake boy ‘uncooperative,’ police say

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Crystal Lake police Monday said there are no updates, arrests or new developments in the case of Andrew "AJ" Freund, a 5-year-old boy reported missing last week.


29 shot, 4 fatally, in Chicago Easter weekend shootings

CHICAGO -- At least 29 people were shot, four fatally, across Chicago over Easter weekend. The fatalities included a 16-year-old boy who was discovered with a gunshot wound to his chest Saturday in Garfield Park.


Prosecutor receives death threats in wake of Smollett decision

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has received a series of threats against her life and safety in the wake of her office's decision earlier this month to abruptly drop criminal charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, according to a high-ranking staffer and a political ally.


Kim Foxx’s Alleged Connection To Chicago Activist Jedidiah Brown Targeted In Police Lawsuit

CHICAGO (CBS)–Lawyers representing Chicago police officers say Kim Foxx is being sued for an alleged connection to an activist known for his anti-police stance. The case involves Jedidiah Brown, a Chicago activist who is accused of punching and kicking several officers back in 2018.


Body Pulled From Pond In Zion

CHICAGO (CBS)–A body was pulled from a pond Monday in an apartment complex in far north suburban Zion, police said. The body was identified as a male. Police have not released the person’s name.


3 Men Wounded In South Chicago Drive-By Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS)– Three adult males sustained gunshot wounds after a drive-by shooting in South Chicago Monday afternoon, according to Chicago fire officials. According to officials, the men were walking down the street, in the block of 7900 East End Avenue, when an unknown offender in a silver colored


UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 wounded in separate shootings last weekend

GARY — A 67-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to the head late Sunday outside his home in the city's Tolleston section, police said. Roy Graham, of the 1900 block of Wallace Street, was found in his driveway about 9:45 p.m. after officers responded to a report of a man down, police Cmdr. Jack H


Woman dead after being set on fire inside car in O’Fallon, Illinois

O’FALLON, Ill. – An investigation is underway after a woman died after she was set on fire in O’Fallon, Illinois. Police said they were called to a car fire in the 600 block of West Madison around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Officers found a woman inside the car, she was pronounced dead at the scene.


Police release 'significant information' in Indiana girls' deaths

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police have released video of the suspect in the 2017 killings of two teenage girls that shows the man walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the teens visited before they were slain.


Gary car lot owner set to stand trial in June

CROWN POINT — A former Gary car lot owner's trial on charges alleging he murdered a former business partner in 2018 was postponed Monday until mid-June. Esteban Ocampo, 51, has been in custody since his arrest on allegations he fatally shot Markis D. Square, 30, on April 18, 2018 at Ocampo Auto Sale


Popular Chicago produce market Stanley’s abruptly closes

CHICAGO — After 52 years in business, Stanley’s Fresh Fruits & Vegetables has closed its doors. According to the Chicago Tribune, the North Side produce market’s last day of operation was Sunday.


Chicago movie theater to show ‘Avengers: Endgame’ around-the-clock

CHICAGO — “Avengers: Endgame” is expected to break box office records when it opens this week, but with box office records, comes the fear of sold out showings. AMC is helping Avenger fans in a big way with screenings of the film around-the-clock at several theaters – including River East in Chicago


Man, 72, Charged In Gold Coast Shooting At Senior Home That Left Woman, 64, Critically Injured

CHICAGO (CBS)–A 72-year-old Gold Coast man has been charged in the shooting of a 64-year-old woman in a senior housing complex on the 100 block of West Elm Street, police said.


Police: Inmate who escaped Felmers Correctional found ‘hiding in a baby crib’ in Illinois

STEGER, Ill. — A minimum-security inmate who escaped from Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center on April 19 was found “hiding in a baby crib with a blanket covering him,” police in Steger, Illinois said Monday, April 22.


Man Charged With Felony DUI In Deadly Crash On Edens Expressway

CHICAGO — A Zion man was ordered held without bond Sunday on charges he was driving drunk when he struck and killed a pedestrian on the Edens Expressway in Skokie, according to Illinois State Police.


Shooting of man, 67, in Gary ruled homicide

A 67-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday night in Gary, officials said. Police were called around 9:45 p.m. to the 1900 block of Wallace Street for a report that “a male subject was possibly down in the driveway of a residence,” Commander Jack Hamady said in a release.


White Sox's Eloy Jimenez goes on bereavement list; Nicky Delmonico recalled

Rookie left fielder Eloy Jimenez is going to miss the White Sox’s three-game series at Baltimore after being placed on the bereavement list Monday. The Sox said Jimenez is in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after the death of his grandmother.