Chicago woman Yasmine Elder charged for making boyfriend drink bleach

A Chicago woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend who police say she forced to drink bleach during a fight. Chicago police said 24-year-old Yasmine Elder was charged Wednesday in the death of 26-year-old Darrius Ellis. Police say Elder and Ellis were fighting Monday in a parked van when Elder overpowered the man and forced him to drink bleach. Ellis was found by police lying on the ground and was taken to a hospital,

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Antwan Jones arrested for killing 11 year old girl

A Chicago teenager has been accused of killing an 11-year-old girl with a stray bullet during a string of separate shootings that claimed the lives of children. Antwan Jones turned himself in Tuesday night, three days after he allegedly shot Takiya Holmes in the head on the city’s South Side on Saturday night. Takiya, a fifth grader described by her loved ones as “jovial,” was put on life support but died Tuesday morning. Surveillance footage showed people around the scene

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Video Brittany Herring Arrested After Kidnapping Chicago Man broadcast live on Facebook

Four people have been arrested after footage of a young man allegedly being held hostage, beaten and tortured was streamed live on Facebook. Chicago Police said they are questioning the people shown in the footage after authorities were made aware of the 30-minute social media video on Wednesday. The footage, which was streamed live on Facebook by a young African American woman, appears to show four black people allegedly holding a young white man hostage.          

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Teenagers Charged With Murder of Danny Davis’ grandson

Two teenagers have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jovan Wilson, the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis. Chicago police said suspects Tariq Harris, 16, and Dijae Banks, 17, took part in the killing of the 15-year-old Wilson. Wilson was shot in the head on Friday after an argument over gym shoes, police said. “There was a history between the young people involved, and it was a dispute over gym shoes,” Anthony Guglielmi, a

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Four arrested in West Side beating of Trump supporter David Wilcox

Four people have been charged in the videotaped beating of a man as bystanders yelled ‘Don’t vote Trump’, Chicago police say. Julian Christian, 26, along with 21-year-old Rajane Lewis, 20-year-old Dejuan Collins and a 17-year-old girl who wasn’t identified were each charged with vehicular hijacking in the November 9 incident, authorities say. Christian is from Broadview, Illinois, and Lewis and Collins are from Chicago. Police said those four are the people seen on a video of a traffic altercation that

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Leslie DeWitt Jailed after sexually molested 16-year-old girl student

A former high school coach was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday after being found guilty of two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes. Leslie DeWitt was found not guilty on the two more serious charges of sexual battery. DeWitt will have to serve every day of the 30-year sentence without the possibility of early release. She will also have to register as a sex offender. DeWitt, 34, is the former Hancock High School girls basketball coach

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Caleb Russell Arrested Attacks driver with bag of frozen chicken

A CTA bus driver and passenger were allegedly attacked by a rider last week. Prosecutors said Caleb Russell hit a woman with a bag of frozen chicken before beating up the driver. According to police, the driver now has a broken nose, jaw and lost a tooth. The attack happened on October 13 in the 7200-block of South Ashland. Russell was charged with misdemeanor battery and three counts of felony aggravated battery to a CTA employee. Police apprehended Russell and

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June Kendall Teacher Arrested

A science teacher at a CPS charter school in the University Village neighborhood has been charged with sexually assaulting two students. June Kendall, 29, faces two felony counts of criminal sexual assault for two separate incidents Oct. 3 involving 17-year-old boys at Urban Prep Academy, 1326 W. 14th Place, according to Chicago Police. June Kendall, 29, was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual assault of a victim of the ages 13-17, police said Saturday. Police said Kendall and

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Teen gets three-year sentence for pouring boiling water on cat

A South Side man was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to animal torture for poured boiling water on a cat and posting the video of the animal abuse on Facebook. Leon Teague, 18, was arrested in February after officers were alerted to the startling social media post that showed the cat screaming as water cascaded down his body. The cat, Driver, was taken to a shelter a few days later and was doing well as

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Reginald Hester Arrested for killing four

Reginald Hester was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated arson and bodily harm in the Aug. 23 fire, according to police. Detectives had initially brought Hester in for questioning as firefighters were still dousing flames at the building in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was released from custody two days later. Hester, who’s listed as living on the same block as the fire, was taken into

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