Seven people, including the co-owner of a Chicago condominium building and two loan officers, were part of a scheme to fraudulently buy mortgage loans totaling more than $8.8 million from various lenders, then keep the money, federal authorities alleged Thursday.
A 16-year-old Waukegan boy, Elijah Murphy, is being held on $500,000 bond this week, charged as an adult with armed robbery after he allegedly used a shotgun to rob a classmate and two others on a north suburban Waukegan street.
A boy arrested on a juvenile warrant Thursday night somehow escaped from a West Side police station.
Bricks came crashing down off a church in Evanston on Thursday night as storms rolled through.
An 81-year-old woman, Tasoula Metropolos, was crossing the street Thursday night on the North Side when a Chevy Tahoe slammed into her and ended her life.
Police and Lake County, Ind., hazmat authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Northwest Indiana man Wednesday night after a chemical believed to cyanide was found at the scene.