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Woman, 68, missing from Grand Crossing

Charlene Wilson was last seen in the 6900 block of South Harper Avenue, Chicago police said.

Cook County’s secret election: Balloting is under way for judges, and you can’t vote

Whether associate judges get to keep their seats is solely up to a secret vote of circuit judges

Law enforcement chiefs preach cooperation ahead of historically violent holiday weekend

But even with an extra 1,200 Chicago police officers on the street this weekend, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said "This is not an issue that can solely lie on the shoulders of the Chicago Police Department."

Man falls on knife, dies during argument with girlfriend in Englewood: police

The girlfriend was being questioned by Area South detectives

Teen still missing after deadly train crash in Joliet

Crews have been searching a mile-and-a-half stretch of Hickory Creek, downstream from where two people were believed to be fatally struck by a Metra Rock Island Train near Lincoln Highway.

Community garden in Albany Park aims to protect environment, indigenous culture

The First Nations Garden currently includes a traditional garden for the community’s use. Part of the space — a prairie and soil restoration project and land specifically used for indigenous practices and traditions — remains in development.

Despite reversals, controversies, associate judges try to keep their seats

Injustice Watch examination highlights problem jurists on Cook County bench

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.

Man missing from Round Lake

Nicholas "Nick" Wu, 26, was last seen leaving his home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in unincorporated Round Lake.

Berwyn, Lawrence Red Line stations to close for 3-year reconstruction project

The project, announced in 2014, will involve rebuilding the Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, Argyle and Lawrence stations.

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.

First mosquitoes of 2019 test positive for West Nile virus in DuPage County: IDPH

Of the 176 human cases reported last year, 17 resulted in death, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.

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.

‘Narco-junior’ who gave up ‘El Chapo’ now faces shorter sentence in Chicago next week

The Feds have asked for 17 years for Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the son of other top Sinaloa cartel boss.

Man wanted for possible child luring near Schaumburg

A man drove up to to a child on their way to school and repeatedly offered them a ride, police said.

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.

Two injured in multi-vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan

Two people were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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.

Man, 65, missing from Chicago Lawn

Charnell Clay went missing Thursday morning and was last seen near 65th and Claremont Avenue.

FOUND: Man, 77, missing from Bolingbrook

A.C. Williams, 77, was last seen Thursday morning leaving his home in Bolingbrook wearing a black jogging suit and carrying a white bag.