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5 important stories you need to know from yesterday: Mother, 13-year-old son slain in double homicide, police say

GARY — Though they had only lived in the area for a short time, neighbors are in shock and mourning over the homicide a 13-year-old boy and his mother. The two, who were identified Monday as Lavell Edmond, 13, and Temia Haywood, 35, were shot and killed Saturday night at their home in the 6800 block


Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped; ‘His Record Has Been Wiped Clean’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Less than two weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime, prosecutors have dropped charges in the case.


Cook County State Attorney’s Office: Who Worked on the Smollett Case?

The Cook County State Attorney’s office is under fire by several top officials in Chicago, after news broke of the decision by prosecutors to drop criminal charges against Jussie Smollett.


Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains

If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is


Man killed in Logan Square was involved in test of Illinois concealed carry law in 2015

CHICAGO — A man found dead over the weekend inside a vehicle in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood was involved in an early test of Illinois’ concealed carry law. The Chicago Tribune reports autopsy performed Monday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined 25-year-old Everardo Custo


10-year-old boy from DeKalb shot and killed in Chicago suburb

HARVEY, Ill. (WTVO) - 10-year-old Ezra Hill, Jr., of DeKalb, was shot while sitting in a car with his father on Saturday, in the Chicago suburb of Harvey. According to WLS, Hill, Jr. was shot twice Saturday afternoon in the 14600 block of Des Plaines Street when a four door sedan pulled up beside th


Two accused of plotting armored car robbery remain behind bars

HAMMOND — Two men arrested in what the FBI called a pre-emptive strike to stop an armored car robbery appeared Monday in U.S. District Court. Reilly Jackson Jr., 23, of Griffith and Delvin Perkins, 23, of South Holland wore orange jumpsuits, belly chains and leg irons. More than a half dozen family


Judge released accused cop killer from home monitoring and nighttime curfew just 2 weeks before off-duty officer was slain

On March 8th, Menelik Jackson was standing in front of Cook County Judge Joseph Claps to address a violation of probation motion that prosecutors had filed against the 24-year-old South Sider.


Prosecutors abandon criminal case against Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — In an astonishing reversal, prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago.


Illinois Governor wants drivers to be more aware of troopers out on the road

CHICAGO, Il (KWQC) - Illinois’ Governor is speaking out about the increase in number of accidents involving Illinois State Troopers. Since the start of the year, 14 squads have been hit.


10 shot – 2 fatally – on Monday across Chicago

At least two people were killed and eight others wounded Monday in shootings across Chicago, including a man shot to death in a South Austin basement on the West Side. The man, 26, was in the basement in the first block of North Lorel Avenue when another male opened the door and fired shots inside,


Police Raid Wrong Home During Birthday Party, Point Guns At Children; ‘I Thought They Was Going To Shoot Me, And My Brother, And Everybody Else’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven-year-old Samari Boswell said she was terrified the night of her younger brother TJ Boswell’s birthday party last month. She was expecting a party with cake and singing, but instead she and her family suddenly found themselves surrounded by police with guns pointed at them.


2 charged in fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer John Rivera

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of off-duty Chicago Police Officer John River, police announced Monday. Police said 24-year-old Menelik Jackson of South Holland and 32-year-old Jovan Battle of Chicago have each been charged with first-degree murder. Police said Jacks


Chicago Man Arrested in Joliet Homicide

Officials with the Joliet Police Department say they have made an arrest in connection with an alleged homicide at a casino hotel on Sunday night. Police say 25 year-old Robert Watson of Chicago is facing a Murder charge. He was transported to the Will County Jail after police found him at the Jolie


Wisconsin man stabbed to death in Harrah’s Casino hotel in Joliet; suspect sought

Joliet police are investigating the death of a Wisconsin man who was stabbed Sunday at Harrah’s Casino hotel. Joliet police responded to a call of a fight about 10 p.m. at the hotel, 151 N. Joliet St., and found the victim, Emanuel M. Burgrino, in a hallway. The 75-year-old man, from Hales Corners,


Slain cop’s handcuffs used to hold man charged in his killing, police say

The man accused of killing a Chicago Police officer had gotten into an altercation with a group of Hispanic men and then about an hour later saw the officer and “shot the first Hispanic he saw,” police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Monday.


Judge Steven Watkins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Judge Steven Watkins is a Cook County judge who oversaw the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett, who was accused of making false reports to Chicago police after reportedly staging a hoax hate crime, had all charges against him dropped Tuesday.


Emanuel: `Whitewash of justice" in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling the dropping of charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "a whitewash of justice." The comments Tuesday came after prosecutors dropped charges accusing Smollett of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago.


Jury orders Chicago's Saint Joseph Hospital to pay $23.6 million to girl who suffered brain damage at birth

Amita Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago must pay $23.6 million to a girl who sustained brain damage after doctors at the hospital allegedly failed to perform a caesarian section to deliver her quickly enough, a Cook County jury has ordered.


3 Friends Shared Joint While 'Savagely' Beating Man: Cops

EVERGREEN PARK, IL — Three friends took hits off a joint between beating another friend's head to a bloody pulp, prosecutors said. Their alleged victim is currently on life support at Advocate Christ Medical Center.