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Bond set for off-duty Chicago officer charged in fatal crash

Jun. 11, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old Chicago police officer has been charged with reckless homicide and other crimes after authorities say he crashed his personal car into a restaurant while off duty. Investigators say Terrance Finley's car jumped a curb early Sunday and plowed into Tony's Philly Steak on...

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Jun. 3, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police chief on Monday decried a "despicable level of violence" during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people were stabbed to death. Police believe most of the shootings were gang related, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. The...

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

Jun. 1, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. Cook County State's...

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

May. 31, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives...

Chicago officer recorded asking teen for sex is fired

May. 28, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who allegedly asked a 17-year-old girl for sex in return for getting her mother's impounded car released by the city has been fired. The Chicago Tribune reports that the city's police board agreed with Superintendent Eddie Johnson's recommendation to fire Officer...

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

May. 19, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged more than three...