The conviction of a man for the murder of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago has been overturned by a Cook County judge.

Police say seven people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in suburban Chicago.

An autopsy has determined that a man fatally shot on Chicago's South Side by police was shot in the back.

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Peoria Police are investigating the death of 43 year-old Timothy Jackson. 

A northern Illinois school resource officer is being honored for stopping a gunman who fired shots inside a school while seniors gathered for graduation rehearsal.

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Authorities say a central Illinois man has died in an officer-involved shooting.

Some of the more than 100 motions filed in the case of a Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 shooting death  of black teenager Laquan McDonald that have been kept secret may soon become public.

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Peoria Police have made an arrest in last weekend's shooting that killed two at a house party.  A 16-year-old was arrested without incident about 7:40 Wednesday night in the 2700 block of West Trewyn.

18 year-old Bradley University pre-med major Nasjay Murry from Chicago and 22-year-old Anthony Polnitz of Peoria were shot and killed about 1:40 Sunday morning at a crowded house party at the corner of Bradley and Western Avenues. Another female Bradley student was injured in that shooting.

Peoria Police Involved in Fatal Shooting

Feb 1, 2018
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A routine traffic stop resulted in a police chase that has left a Peoria Heights man dead and an officer wounded. Three Peoria Police Officers were involved in the fatal shooting, days after six officers were cleared in last September’s fatal shooting of Eddie Russell Jr.


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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A detention hearing is underway for a Wisconsin man who was found mentally unfit to stand trial for the May shooting of an Amtrak conductor outside Chicago.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 69 years in prison for fatally shooting a man at a party near the University of Illinois.

Records have been provided to a psychiatrist preparing the mental evaluation of an Illinois student accused of shooting a classmate in the high school cafeteria.

Chicago officials say they're constantly evaluating security before the city's annual marathon, but no changes have been made following the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. 

The union representing Chicago police officers is asking the Illinois Labor Relations Board to stop the city from implementing a new use-of-force policy.

Officials at a central Illinois high school say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting.

July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.

The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern Illinois congressman hard. Republican John Shimkus is a roommate of Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot during the incident. Shimkus - who was not at the practice - says it feels as if a brother was shot.

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Members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation are calling for unity in the wake of the shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and five others wounded.

Chicago's police board is delaying disciplinary proceedings for four officers accused of filing false reports in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Whatever discipline the officers face will wait until after the trial of the officer charged in the shooting. 

Police say two people have died in a drive-by shooting in the same Chicago neighborhood where separate shootings several hours earlier left five people dead, including a pregnant woman.  The shooting happened late Thursday when a vehicle pulled alongside a van in the city's South Shore neighborhood. Police say a man and woman were shot and the van crashed.

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CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for the family of a man who was shot and wounded by an immigration agent in Chicago says the shooting was unjustified.

CHICAGO (AP) - Federal officials say an immigration agent in Chicago shot and wounded a man while trying to make an arrest.

An Illinois man accused in a 2012 Chicago expressway killing and mistakenly released from state custody last month has been captured in Georgia.   Authorities found Garrett Glover in Atlanta's suburb of Lithonia late Friday. He was at the apartment of a relative's girlfriend.  

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Peoria saw its first homicide of the new year Monday night.

The name of the deceased male has yet to be identified. The Peoria Police Department says officers responded to reports of a shooting near the 1800 block of North Sheridan Avenue. 

The PPD says when officers arrived around 8:00 pm, they found the male victim outside of a residence with an apparent gunshot wound. 

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A Champaign teenager has been charged with murder in a weekend shooting at a party near the University of Illinois campus that killed one and injured three other people.  18-year-old Robbie Patton appeared by video from the Champaign County Jail and barely spoke as the charges against him were read. 

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz says the fight that preceded the shooting Sunday near the University of Illinois campus appears to have begun after one woman spilled a drink on another at a party.  Police say the party was at an apartment in the Campustown area that runs through the middle of campus. The large party spilled out of the apartment.

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FARMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say a Farmington police officer shot a suspect in a domestic-battery investigation after the suspect repeatedly punched the officer in the head.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon when the officer pulled over the suspect while responding to a report of domestic battery. 

 State police say the suspect charged the officer and began striking the officer in the head. They say the officer then grabbed a pistol and fired one shot. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that an independent body that investigates police-involved shootings will resume looking at the death of Ronald Johnson III, who was fatally shot by police in 2014. The Cook County state's attorney announced that she wouldn't charge the officer involved.

Chicago police say three teenagers have been shot outside a school on the city's south side, and one is in serious to critical condition.

Peoria Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide

Oct 10, 2015

Peoria Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.  Police responded to a ShotSpotter Alert near the 2400 blocks of North Flora North Ellis.  Police three male juveniles were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  One male juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene of another residence on North Flora.  Police say initial information shows the shootings result from a home invasion on North Flora.  Those with information on the incident should call the Peoria Police Department or Crime Stoppers.