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Wisconsin man gets life in prison for kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents

Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

Des Plaines man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing ex-girlfriend

Victor Tornez-Sanchez, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of first degree murder, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office said.

Mom, 2 sons among 11 hit with federal gun, drug charges

Harriette McPherson, 46, and her sons Rakim Asad, 26, and Sincere Brannon, 19, were among 11 people charged with felonies, the U.S. attorney’s office in the northern district of Illinois said.

Man charged with pimping woman in NW suburbs

Gabriel Johnson, 31, is charged with one felony count each of promoting prostitution and being an armed habitual criminal.

Man wanted for groping DePaul student near Lincoln Park campus

The woman was walking home with a friend about 1:45 a.m. on Sheffield Avenue near Montana Street when the suspect walked up behind her and touched her inappropriately.

32 arrested in South Side drug raids ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Of the people arrested, 21 have previous felony convictions, police said.

4 vehicles crash in Austin, including 2 from Homeland Security

The crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

1 killed, 10 wounded in Thursday shootings

Deante Thompson, 17, was fatally shot while he was with a friend in the 6900 block of South Maplewood Avenue.

$44 million settlement reportedly near in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

The lawsuits, brought against Harvey Weinstein’s television and film company, stem from sexual misconduct allegations against the exec.

Burglaries reported in Chicago Lawn: police

Four burglaries reported this month in Chicago Lawn prompted a community alert from police.

Chicago cop quit with full pension after lover said he goaded her to shoot herself and sued

City Hall refuses to pay to defend John R. Schuler from the lawsuit.

Man charged with attacking driver in Sugar Grove road rage incident

Timothy W. Kressin is accused of trying to punch a driver after a collision on Route 56.

Homeowner shoots man who broke into his Uptown home

The 42-year-old forced his way into the residence when the 39-year-old homeowner, who has a valid FOID card, shot him, police said.

Teen boy hurt in South Chicago drive-by

The 17-year-old was shot by someone in a sedan, police said.

3 wounded in Little Village shooting

Two men and a woman were shot about 10:40 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Cermak Road.

Hundreds mourn Marlen Ochoa-Lopez at suburban funeral home visitation

The two-day wake for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez continues Friday with her funeral scheduled for Saturday.

Man charged with armed robbery of a dollar store in Aurora

Lamar Russell, 26, of Aurora faces charges of felony armed robbery in connection with a Tuesday robbery of a dollar store.

Self-proclaimed ‘stickup guy’ found guilty of first-degree murder of Chicago Police officer Michael Bailey

Antwon Carter, a self-proclaimed "stickup kid," is charged in murder of an off-duty member of former mayor Richard M. Daley’s security detail.

Judge won’t unseal final batch of records in Jason Van Dyke trial

Still under seal is a motion from Van Dyke’s lawyers, accusing former State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez with the original indictment in the Laquan McDonald case.

Man found driving Whitney Young teacher’s car denies carjacking her

Nicholas Williams was ordered held on no bail after prosecutors say he pointed a gun at the teacher and drove off in her car.

Thieves steal catalytic converters on NW Side: police

Unknown burglars steal catalytic converters from parked cars over night.

Man found not guilty of murdering, dismembering toddler found in Garfield Park Lagoon

Kamel Harris was the last witness called in a six-day trial at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.

Suburban man gets five years for murder-for-hire-plot

His intended victims, including at one point his step-grandfather, asked the judge to take it easy on him. Prosecutors wanted 10 years behind bars.

US charges Julian Assange with publishing classified info

The Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with receiving and publishing classified information.

Fake plumbers burglarize elderly homeowners on NW Side: police

The three reported ruse burglaries happened over the last two weeks in the Dunning and Belmont Terrace neighborhoods.

Man killed in Harvey hit-and-run crash

The vehicle that struck the 58-year-old did not stop, police said.

Bullet found in middle school prompts lockdown in Beach Park

The lockdown was lifted by 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the school said in a statement.

2 arrested within hour of robbing people at gunpoint in Pilsen: police

Rodney Jones, 18, and Charles Franklin, 19, are each charged with two counts of felony armed robbery.

Judge unseals records in Jussie Smollett case

The "Empire" actor’s public comments about the case showed he was not concerned about his privacy after controversial decision to dismiss all charges, the judge ruled.

New mayor’s strategy for Memorial Day weekend: ‘flooding the zone’ to keep violence in check

The "Our City. Our Safety." plan includes more than 100 youth programs, activities and community events over the three days.

2 charged with stealing valet car at gunpoint in River North

The pair drove the stolen Jeep several blocks west and crashed near Illinois and Kingsbury streets, police said.

Burglar breaks into Heart of Chicago apartments: police

After breaking in through the rear door, the burglar steals property and flees, Chicago police said.