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Jacquelyn Greco Updated: May 8, 2013 9:32PM Jacquelyn Greco allegedly told an acquaintance in 1979 that she wanted out of her troubled marriage so badly she and her lover a Chicago police detective had concocted a deadly plan: They'd kill her husband.
Less than two months into his first term, state Rep. Scott Drury introduced two bills he hoped would address a persistent failure of the state's justice system wrongful convictions. Drury, a former federal prosecutor, represents part of Lake County,
Improvements in forensic technology have led to an arrest in the only previously unsolved murder in South Barrington's history. On Wednesday, officers arrested Frank Buschauer, 64, in Pell Lake, Wis., on charges he murdered his wife, Cynthia Hrisco,
If serial killer John Wayne Gacy murdered more young men in the 1970s than the 33 whose bodies he stashed under his house or tossed in a river, detectives now know one thing for sure: He didn't bury any at his mother's residence. Even though the
Cook County Clerk David Orr has filed a motion opposing an effort by fellow county clerks to dismiss a lawsuit to overturn the state's same-sex marriage ban. "Over the years, we have fought to narrow the gap between discrimination and equal rights,
Updated: March 16, 2013 2:07AM Cook County taxpayers will be on the hook for a $645,549 legal bill tied to a court fight between the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and the county's top prosecutor over the highly contentious and now
Orland Fire Protection District officials plan to meet with the Cook County State's Attorney's office Thursday before disciplining the lieutenant charged with reckless homicide in the death of a 25-year-old Downers Grove woman. Patrick Bruce, 45, of
It grows out of the restlessness and excitement of man, and prevails most where such restlessness and excitement are strongest. Every one understands its horrid effects; none better than the victims to it. Yet, when it takes possession of the mind,
The mayor, cops and prosecutors are taking aim at Illinois' gun possession laws calling for longer mandatory prison terms and truth in sentencing. Their wish list includes boosting the minimum required sentence for people convicted of gun possession
A law enforcement photo of Steven Robbins being recaptured on Feb. 2, 2013. Updated: February 2, 2013 12:27AM A man convicted of murder who had been mistakenly released by Cook County officials was apprehended Friday in Kankakee, officials said.