Author: Tonya Francisco

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Gun violence impacts not only victims and their families - but also entire communities, leaving people mentally and emotionally traumatized in its wake. Some have... [Read More]
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A former teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette is under investigation for "alleged Internet crimes against children." The school sent a letter to alumni Wednesday... [Read More]
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An elderly man who was beaten in an attack in Chicago's Chinatown Tuesday remains in intensive care.  A person is in custody and charges are... [Read More]
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CHICAGO —   A Chicago mother is suing CPS and her son's school and claims they knew her son was being sexually abused at school and... [Read More]
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A veteran Chicago police officer took her own life Wednesday outside a far South Side police station. It's the third suicide among the ranks of... [Read More]
Tags: CHICAGO - CPD - July
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A gym teacher at a south suburban high school is accused of inappropriately touching a student. DCFS is investigating. School officials at Thorton High School... [Read More]
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MAYWOOD, Ill. -- A robbery suspect was shot after a police-involved shootout at a Maywood Burger King. Police responded to a call of an armed robbery... [Read More]
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A murder-suicide investigation is underway after two 10-year-olds and a man were found fatally shot in a West Ridge apartment, according to police. Officers were... [Read More]
A murder-suicide investigation is underway after two 10-year-olds and a man were found fatally shot in a West Ridge apartment, according to police. Officers were... [Read More]
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Jurors have starting deliberating first-degree murder charges against one of two men charged with killing Hadiya Pendleton in 2013. Separate juries could decide the fate... [Read More]
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[UPDATE] The jury has reached a verdict in the case against Kenneth Williams. It is unclear when the verdict will be read. #BREAKING Jurors in... [Read More]
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An attack on a northwest Indiana priest is being investigated as a hate crime by the FBI. The Rev. Basil Hutsko was hospitalized after he... [Read More]
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A photo of two Chicago police officers sleeping in a squad car has gotten a lot of attention on social media, prompting officials to take... [Read More]
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CHICAGO — Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the South Side teenager gunned down in a... [Read More]
CHICAGO — Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of two men charged in the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the South Side teenager gunned down in a... [Read More]
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An investigation is underway after a police-involved shooting in the south suburbs. The shooting happened Monday around 2 p.m. near Jackson Avenue and Richton Square... [Read More]
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One man was killed and another was injured after a police-involved shooting in the south suburbs. Officials said a suspect was shot killed and another person... [Read More]
While some 3D printers are easy to buy and are getting cheaper, that doesn't mean people will be able to print a gun in their... [Read More]
Since Friday evening, six people were killed and 35 others were shot, police figures show, including a man who was sleeping inside his home at... [Read More]
Chicago city council passed an ordinance Wednesday aimed at regulating child welfare agencies. The ordinance was prompted by a recent report by the Washington Post... [Read More]
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