Crime

Park Forest Student Sexually Assaulted at Gunpoint

Police are searching for a suspect after an 18-year old female student was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in south suburban Park Forest. Police say the victim was walking in her neighborhood around 4:40 p.m. Monday. She was on her way home from Rich East High School. It’s possible her assailant may have followed her from…

Obama Era Leniency on Sentencing is Over Under AG Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday that he has told prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against criminal suspects – a stunning reversal of Obama-era policies, and a move that infuriated civil rights groups. “We will enforce the laws passed by Congress pure and simple,” he said at an awards ceremony in Washington…

3 Inmates Charged with Attempted Murder for Attacking 2 Cook County Deputies

Three maximum security inmates have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly attacking two correctional deputies Wednesday at the Cook County Jail.

David Bush, 19; Taiwan McNeal, 20; and 20-year-old Terrence Lynom repeatedly punched the two deputies about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in a housing tier in Division 9, the super maximum facility, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.


From left: David Bush, Terrence Lynom and Taiwan McNeal. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

All three of them have been charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery with great bodily harm, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two counts of mob action, the sheriff’s office said.

Both deputies were hospitalized after the attack, the sheriff’s office said. One deputy suffered a fractured orbital and the other lost consciousness and was kept at the hospital overnight for observation.

Bush and McNeal are being held on attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Oak Park police officer in 2015, the sheriff’s office said. Lynom has been held in the jail since 2014 on attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl who was riding her bike in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood.

Each of the three detainees has had more than 20 court continuances on their original cases and have had multiple disciplinary incidents issued against them while in custody, the sheriff’s office said.

All three were expected to appear in bond court for the latest charges on Sunday.

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Multiple Car Jackings Reported on Northside, Friday

Police are warning North Side residents after seven vehicular hijackings were reported on Friday. The cars were either stolen at gunpoint or while the cars were left running, unlocked and unoccupied, according to an alert from Area North detectives. The hijackings occurred: • about 9:45 a.m. in the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue; •…

One of FBI Most Wanted Extradited Back to Chicago

A former Southwest Side auto mechanic who was among the FBI’s most wanted is on his way back to Chicago to face kidnapping, rape and murder charges, authorities said. Fidel Urbina was flying in from Mexico and was expected to land Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport, according to the FBI. In September, after 17 years…

Sexual Predator Arrested in Illinois Prairie Path Attack

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with an attack on the Illinois Prairie Path Monday. 31-year-old Matthew Grover of Winfield has been charged with aggravated battery and unlawful restraint. Police placed Grover under surveillance once they determined he was a possible suspect in the attack that happened to a woman on the trail between…

Aaron Hernandez Found Dead Hanging in his Prison Cell

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder in 2015, killed himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found hanging in his cell by corrections officers around 3:05 a.m. at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts Department of Correction officials said in a statement. He…

South Side Predator Arrested for Rape, Murder of Woman in 2007

A 35-year-old Park Manor man has been charged with sexually assaulting and killing a woman in 2007. Antonio Smith was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon, Chicago Police announced Thursday. Smith was taken into custody about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday…

Gang Member Escapes IDOC Custody, Getaway Car Rams Transport Vehicle

A 24, year, old prison inmate escaped Monday on the Near West Side during an apparently planned getaway. Harron Raggs, 24, broke away from an Illinois Department of Corrections transport vehicle about 12:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Oakley Boulevard in the city’s Tri-Taylor neighborhood, authorities said. A short time later, someone in…

Predator Claiming to Be Uber Driver Rapes 2 Women

A man impersonating an Uber driver drove two women to north suburban Skokie and sexually assaulted them in the last month, according to police. Musaab S. Afandi, 33, was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, all felonies, according to Skokie police. At 4:38 a.m. on Feb.…

Man Stabbed Sears Auto Center Manager over Delayed Oil Change

A 64-year-old man stabbed the manager of an auto shop Saturday morning in southwest suburban Orland Park because his oil change was delayed, according to police. Longtime customer Luis Barrios went to the Sears Auto Center at 2 Orland Square Dr. about 10:20 am. for his scheduled oil change, according to Orland Park police. Barrios…

Man Charged in Sexual Assault, Kidnapping in Wrigleyville

Chicago Police have made an arrest in the carjacking and assault of a woman in Lakeview earlier this month. The 24 year old victim was in the back yard of an apartment building in the 3700 block of North Fremont when the attacker forced her in to the trunk of her own car and drove…

Suspect Sought in Two Armed Robberies in Burbank

Police in southwest suburban Burbank say a pair of armed robberies this week might have been related. About 1:30 p.m. Monday, a man walked up to a victim in the 8300 block of Mansfield Avenue, pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at his head and demanded cash, according to Burbank police. A similar robbery happened about…

State Accidently Released Violent Murder Suspect, Manhunt Underway

A manhunt was underway Monday for an accused killer mistakenly released from state custody. Garrett Glover, 29, was set free when he should have been held in custody in lieu of $2 million bond. Now, he is the target of a citywide manhunt as Cook County officials try to figure out how the screw-up happened.…

Facebook Torturers Plead, NOT, Guilty

Four suspects charged with a hate crime in a brutal attack on a mentally disabled teenager that was streamed on Facebook Live pleaded not guilty Friday in a Chicago courtroom. The judge allowed the four defendants to appear in court unshackled and un-cuffed. They have been held in jail on no bond. Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan…

Three Stabbed, Tased and Beaten in Alsip Home Invasion

Four men were charged after they forced their way into a home and attacked the people inside due to a domestic dispute, Alsip police said. Abdullah Alkhatib, 37, of Bridgeview, appeared for a bond hearing on six Class X felony counts of home invasion. The other co-defendants were in court last weekend. The prosecutor said…

Chicago, 50 More Bank Robberies this Year than last Year

Almost 50 more banks were robbed in the Chicago area in 2016 than in the previous year, according to the FBI. In 2016, 193 banks were robbed in the Chicago area; and in 2015, 144 banks were robbed, according to FBI spokesman Garrett Croon. Croon said there is no definitive reason for the increase, though…