Crime

Police Release 3D Sketch of Lane Bryant Mass Murder Suspect

(ABC) Tinley Park police have released a new 3D sketch of the man suspected of killing five women at a Lane Bryant store on Feb. 2, 2008. The new image is an enhanced version of the original sketch made from an eyewitness account in 2008. The new image was prepared by Michigan State Police to…

Missing Northern Illinois Teen Found Dead along Roadway

(WGN) Authorities say they’ve found the body of a missing northern Illinois teenager and they’re investigating the death as a homicide. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday evening said a body discovered Saturday in a ditch on a rural roadway in Granville Township has been identified as 16-year-old Diamond Bradley of Spring Valley. An…

70, Cook County Sheriff’s Sent to Patrol Crime Ravaged Gresham Neighborhood

(Chicago Tribune) The black religious leaders listened intently last week as the police official discussed crime in the Gresham (6th) police district on Chicago’s South Side. But the officer who stood before them in the banquet room wasn’t wearing the familiar checkerboard hat or distinctive blue uniform of Chicago police. Instead, a Cook County sheriff’s…

3 Men Shot, Killed at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Wisconsin

(Chicago Tribune) Three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event on Sunday, a Wisconsin sheriff said. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. after receiving reports about shots being fired. The three men were shot by another man at point-blank…

3 Suspected Home Invaders Shot, Killed in the East Side Neighborhood

(NBC 5) Three people were shot and killed in a suspected self-defense case in Chicago’s East Side neighborhood on Sunday evening, police said. Police confirmed that two men and one woman were shot and killed in the 10200 block of S. Ewing. All three victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and all three were pronounced dead…

Chicago Lyft Driver Kidnapped, Zip Tied, Raped Passenger

(dnainfo) A woman who called a Lyft after a night out in River North was bound, raped and held captive by her driver for over two hours, prosecutors said. Angelo McCoy, 48 of the Marquette Park neighborhood, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and a number of other felonies after he kidnapped the woman,…

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…