A registered sex offender from Summit was arrested and charged after he was allegedly observed talking to several young children outside of St. Rene Elementary School on the 6300 block of South New England Avenue in Chicago on Sept. 10. Karl Trujillo, of the 7300 block of West Archer Avenue, was arrested and charged after approaching the children at about 3 p.m., police said.
Southwest News-Herald, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 10:50 PM
A 16-year-old boy was shot to death and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings across the city from Friday night to Saturday morning. The teen and six other people were shot in three separate incidents that occurred within blocks of each other in West Garfield Park.
CBS Local, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 01:48 PM
An 18-year-old high school student is being held on $1 million bail for setting up a fake drug deal that left an Oak Lawn man dead near Midway Airport, Cook County prosecutors alleged. Prosecutors said during a bond hearing on Thursday that Alfaro was contacted by an acquaintance to assist him in setting up a fake drug deal to rob Galindo, Fox 32 News reported.
Patch.com, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 10:42 AM
The Diocese of Joliet is facing another lawsuit claiming a now-deceased Catholic priest from a west suburban parish sexually abused three boys more than 30 years ago. The three alleged victims were between 6 and 11 years old when they were abused by the Rev.
My FOX Chicago, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 06:52 AM
A legal battle between Chicago and one of its suburbs is turning increasingly heated, with the city accusing Harvey of "stealing" tens of millions of dollars worth of water while the suburb's spokesman implied that it's been gouged for years by its bigger neighbor. A Cook County judge on Friday denied a second request by Chicago for the court to take control of a lucrative stream of money that Harvey collects from selling Chicago water to tens of thousands of south suburban residents and businesses.
Chicago Tribune, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 01:58 AM
Sykuta Elementary School in Country Club Hills was closed Thursday and was to be closed again Friday because of a vandalism spree, Country Clubs Hills School District 160 Supt. Sandra Thomas said.
The Southtown Star, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:15 PM
Two New York men arrested in Wheeling were ordered held on $150,000 bail each Thursday on charges of identity theft and possession of a fraudulent credit or debit card. Police arrested Zacky Taylor, 25, of Copiague, New York, and Prince Omigie, 27, of Brooklyn, New York, about 4:30 p.m. Monday at a Wheeling Walmart after employees reported the two men used fraudulent credit cards to make purchases, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney David Shin.
Daily Herald, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 10:13 PM
State prosecutors in Cook County, Illinois, couldn't prove a murder case against Jason "J-Rock" Austin in the 2008 slayings of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion. But federal prosecutors in a subsequent drug case argued at sentencing that Austin had indeed killed Chicago police detective Robert Soto and social worker Kathryn Romberg and asked for a life prison term.
ABA Journal, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 10:12 PM