Crime

Sep
26
Bullet fired from outside hits Chicago paramedic's hat inside ER

Bullet fired from outside hits Chicago paramedic's hat inside ER

The bullet struck the bill of the paramedic's baseball-style hat and the paramedic was not injured.
1 min read
Sep
25
States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros

In a high profile example, after warnings of weak security, Kwame Raoul's Illinois Attorney General's Office was hit by a cyber attack in April of 2021 that has cost his office an estimated $2.5 million in crisis management spending.
5 min read
Sep
23
Two students at Simeon, both 15-years-old, killed just hours apart

Two students at Simeon, both 15-years-old, killed just hours apart

Kentrell was a member of Good Kids Mad City, a youth group working to end violence. Jamari played football and loved sports.
1 min read
Sep
23
Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Day, 25, was last seen at the Illinois State campus on Aug. 24. His car was found in Peru two days later. The body was discovered in the Illinois River in the LaSalle-Peru area on Sept. 4.
1 min read
Sep
22
Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

There were nine arrests related to a large fight last Friday at Peoria High School and the city has had 23 homicides this year.
1 min read
Sep
22
Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Ex-Kankakee official sent to prison for $2 million theft

Richard Simms, 74, acknowledged diverting money through a fraudulent software invoicing scheme.
1 min read
Sep
19
Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabby Petito

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabby Petito

Attorney Richard Benson Stafford indicated that the family would make a public statement at a later date, and he thanked officials with the FBI, Grand Teton Search and Rescue, and other agencies that participated in the search for Petito.
3 min read
Sep
17
NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

The story of the estranged scion of a New York real estate developer, has been fodder for New York tabloids since his wife vanished. Hollywood couldn't resist making a feature film about his life that eventually led to the documentary and discovery of new evidence.
6 min read
Sep
14
Chicago awards $20.5M to 2 men allegedly framed by detective

Chicago awards $20.5M to 2 men allegedly framed by detective

The two men spent 23 years in prison before they were released in 2016. A key witness in their case admitted that he'd lied about hearing them confess because now-retired detective, Reynaldo Guevara, had threatened to beat him if he didn't.
2 min read
Sep
07
Sheriff: Chicago woman missed flight and falsely said bomb on plane

Sheriff: Chicago woman missed flight and falsely said bomb on plane

The plane was already taxiing out to the runway but had not taken off when it was rerouted.
1 min read