Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chicago police seek answers in slaying of father of 3, killed after attending rock concert

Adam Furtick was out with two of his friends on the night of Oct. 8 enjoying the classic rock band UFO perform at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall on Milwaukee Avenue.

A father of three and an avid rock and metal music fan, the 34-year-old Furtick was later driving home when his wife called to check...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Man allegedly driving 135 mph in fatal crash that killed Elgin woman is out on bail

A Warrenville man arrested late last month after rear-ending a vehicle while going 135 mph, killing the other vehicle's driver, is no longer behind bars, officials said.

Brian Thunderkick, 62, posted bail Oct. 14 and was released, according to an official from the DuPage County Jail. Thunderkick...

Charges filed in shooting that injured security guard outside Gary gentleman's club

A Gary man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a security guard early Saturday morning outside a Gary gentleman's club, police said.

D'Martell Woodson, 27, allegedly shot a security guard at Temptation Gentleman's Club after he was kicked out for arguing with a dancer and...

Prosecutors seek 8 years in prison for Chicago cop who shot at car full of teens

Federal prosecutors are asking for an 8-year prison sentence for Chicago police Officer Marco Proano, calling his decision to fire 16 shots into a moving vehicle filled with unarmed teens an egregious violation of his own training that further undermined the public trust in the police.

Proano,...

Public defender, state's attorney raise alarm about steep Cook County budget cuts

The Cook County’s public defender, whose office represents low-income defendants, warned Monday that she would stop accepting some new criminal cases if a new round of proposed countywide budget cuts go through.

In a letter to the county board, Amy Campanelli said her office could become the largest...

Cedar Lake man gets 55 years for role in Sumava Resorts triple homicide

Visibly shaking, Donna Dillingham held a black-and-white photo of her grandson Monday in Newton County Superior Court as she stared intently at Sebastian Wedding.

"He was supposed to be your friend," Dillingham said.

Justin Lee Babbs, 20, Dillngham's grandson, Robert Thomas, 23, and Kimberly A....

County officials spar over budget cuts in wake of pop tax repeal

Faced with having to make $200 million in spending cuts after repealing the soda pop tax this month, Cook County officials on Monday warned of consequences and pointed fingers at each other.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented 10 percent in cuts from the relatively small portion...