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October 18, 2018

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Two Men Charged After Being Found with Stolen Vehicle

October 15, 2018

Two men have been charged after a traffic stop revealed they were in possession of a stolen vehicle, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, Sheriff’s Police pulled over a gray Ford Mustang at 123rd and Bishop in Calumet ... [Read More]

Man Charged with First Degree Murder in Robbins Killing

October 14, 2018

A 60-year-old Blue Island man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a Robbins man on Oct. 11, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Rodney Knockum was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged on Oct. 13 with murder of Eddie Appleton, 42, in ... [Read More]

Spectator Sign-Up Process for People vs. Van Dyke

September 14, 2018

Members of the public who wish to observe the upcoming People vs. Van Dyke criminal trial will be required to register for a seat in advance. The trial will be held at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2650 S. California Avenue, Chicago. The defendant is Jason Van ... [Read More]