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Slain Motorcyclist Identified

Illinois State Police have joined the probe into the murder of a 43-year-old Pontoon Beach man who apparently was shot in the head while riding his motorcycle.


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Hung Jury In Patrice Thimes Shooting Death

Two men were on trial for first-degree murder in the death of jazz singer Denise Thimes’ sister.


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Homeless Man Charged In Downtown Murder

Wednesday’s stabbing happened outside Central Library.


Suspect Surrenders in Deadly Shooting on Burd

43-year-old Richard Watson was wanted in the shootings of his neighbors, 20-year-old Demetrius Griffin and Griffin’s 16-year-old brother.


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St. Louis Police Suspect Man Killed His Father

Police are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of killing his father by beating him with a hammer and strangling him.


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Missouri Inmate Dies While Serving Life Sentence

A Missouri woman died in prison Wednesday while serving a life sentence for the 1989 slaying of her teenage daughter in an apparent honor killing.


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Woman Paints Portraits of Murdered Children

The job became too much for Christine Ilewski to do on her own, so she recruited other fellow artists to help.


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Football Coach Pleads Not Guilty in Girl’s Death

Craig Michael Wood is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens.


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Woman to Claim Self-Defense in Husband’s Killing

Attorneys for an elderly Missouri woman accused of shooting her husband as he slept almost 40 years ago in Wyoming plan to argue at trial she acted in self-defense.


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Gacy Case Helps Solve Unrelated Death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing one he didn’t commit.