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Ford Heights teen held without bail in 17-year-old's fatal shooting

MARKHAM | A Cook County judge on Friday ordered a 16-year-old boy from Ford Heights held without bail on charges he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy from Chicago Heights, according to a news release.

January 24, 2014 7:45 pm

Cal City man charged with labor trafficking

CHICAGO | A Calumet City man is in Cook County Jail after becoming the first person in Cook County to face charges related to labor trafficking.

November 19, 2013 3:54 pm

Back-to-school plans should include Internet safety discussion

CHICAGO | Pencils, notebooks, folders, new clothes, haircuts — a list that starts out like this can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school time. While our list of things to do are long for this annual event, we should add one more thing to it: a discussion on Internet safety with our children.

August 16, 2013 11:15 pm
Illinois lawmaker released on weapons charge

Illinois lawmaker released on weapons charge

Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Cook County Courthouse after posting bond Thursday in Chicago. Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport with a weapon and ammunition in a carry-on bag.

December 06, 2012 3:11 pm

State to divert first-time offenders from jail

CHICAGO | Illinois state government plans to follow the lead of the Cook County state’s attorney’s office for an expanded program allowing people convicted of their first felony offense to fulfill a sentence without facing incarceration.

September 15, 2012 12:00 am

Murder conviction in 1995 killing dropped after 15 years

CHICAGO | The Cook County state's attorney has vacated the murder conviction of a man who has been incarcerated since 1997.

August 31, 2012 12:00 am
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