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The latest on local crime and public safety.
A 32-year-old man arrested on an obstruction of justice charge in Ford Heights fled from sheriff's police at St. James Hospital Saturday.
Three others wounded in Thursday afternoon gunfire.
Passenger of car struck by the mom's van also in critical condition.
Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
The 17-year-old boy was shot in the head while sitting in a friend's parked car Friday night.
Edward Carter, 35, is being held without bail after being accused of shooting another man 7 times, partially paralyzing him.
Gregory Sandifer also raped the boy's mom, stabbed her and threw her out a window before he took the toddler's life.
A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of #PatchChicago's crime-n-shame.
The jury deliberated for five hours before acquitting Rodell Sanders, 49.
Police have not released the names and ages of the victim, or a motive.
Few details are available about the incident.
The two women were both janitors—and once friends—at SouthSTAR services in Chicago Heights.
Suspected of theft on the North Side, the man ran from police.
The man died from injuries sustained when struck in the head by steel tubing.
The woman is suing the Monee Red Roof Inn in connection with the sexual assault allegedly committed by a motel employee last year.
Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
John Wrana died after Park Forest police Tasered him and then shot him with beanbag rounds at close range in his senior-living facility.
The men opened a secret account at a Chicago Heights bank to siphon off the money, according to Cook County sheriff's police.
A Chicago man hit with felony disorderly conduct charges admitted he was lying about a bomb he said was planted at the Matteson Police Department, the chief said.