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Sham diet book author Kevin Trudeau won’t face jail for now, but U.S. authorities demand that he start paying down a $37 million fine.
A woman crossing the street in the 300 block of South Laramie Avenue was struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene, police said.
An interactive database compiled from Sun-Times reporting and information from law enforcement agencies and the Cook County medical examiner’s office, updated daily.
Track the pace of homicides and shootings in Chicago’s most violent areas, based on Sun-Times and city data.
Five Memphis police officers are accused of beating motorist Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop Jan. 7. Nichols later died. The officers, who are all black, have been fired.
U.S. officials and foreign partners said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, is among the world’s top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted health care.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot describes herself as a “pro-Chicago business” mayor. But on her watch, Boeing and Citadel have left town. On the plus side, Chicago remains a hub for tech start-ups. As Lightfoot seeks reelection, she and her rivals disagree how to revive the economy and restore downtown.
The brief is the attorney general’s office opening argument as it seeks to overturn a judge’s ruling that found parts of the controversial SAFE-T Act unconstitutional.
The attorneys said their brief is ready but they are still waiting on a ruling on whether they can submit a longer filing than is typically allowed.
Tony Mason posted “designer athletic shoes” for sale on the platform Offer-Up using his personal email address and was then contacted by a 17-year-old boy to purchase them, Cook County prosecutors said in court Thursday.
Robert E. Crimo Jr. was charged in December with seven counts of reckless conduct for sponsoring his son’s FOID application.
The man, 40, was in the 10000 block of South Winston Avenue when he got into a fight with another man.
Tyler W. Massengill, 32, of Chillicothe, is accused of setting a fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic Jan. 15, causing more than $1 million in damage. No one was hurt.
Officers responding Wednesday to a call of a person shot in the 900 block of East 81st Street found a 42-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his back.
“I was thinking what are they trying to do, steal his organs or something like that,” Ed Brown said. Curtis Brown’s body was found Monday on a South Chicago street.
The officers did not return fire and no one was injured, police said.
An armed man in a home kept officers at bay before he died, police said. Investigators are still looking into whether the fatal shot came from an officer or was self-inflicted.
Although the National Rifle Association is not listed as a plaintiff, a spokesperson says it joined the National Sports Shooting Foundation to file the suit, similar to what it did in a New York case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Curtis Brown died of natural causes Friday, authorities say. HIs body was in the cargo area of a van stolen in Rockford. The body was found on a Chicago street.
Danilo Barjaktarevic admitted he offered to have property assessments lowered in exchange for bribes of $2,000 for commercial property and $1,000 for residential property.
The attack badly wounded three other people. The daughter and two of the other victims are transgender, but a source said there’s currently no indication the shooting targeted them because of how they identified.
William Holmes, founder of an alternative studies program for at-risk youth, joined a gang at 13, turned his life around and dedicated himself to help young people in need.
The company forfeited a $250,000 bond and agreed to enhanced inspections as conditions for continuing to operate in Illinois.
As car thefts spike in the Chicagoland area, the agencies offer motorists steering wheel locks, tracking registration and helpful hints on how to keep property secure.
Ramiro Mendez, a father of two young daughters, was gunned down in his driveway while walking his dog.
Ruben Olivares, 36, was found in a vehicle with a gun shot wound to the hip.
Additional security measures will surround Lunar New Year parades this weekend in Chinatown and Uptown in the wake of two California mass shootings.
Two people were killed and three others were wounded in a mass shooting on the South Side.