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Illinois News: CHICAGO, 12 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation Targeting Heroin Trafficking on West Side of Chicago

CHICAGO, Illinois — Twelve individuals are facing federal charges as part of an investigation into heroin trafficking on the West Side of Chicago. As part of the investigation, dubbed “Operation Dirty Ice,” law enforcement intercepted cellphone communications between the defendants, conducted extensive surveillance, and performed court-authorized searches of residences in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, 12 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation Targeting Heroin Trafficking on West Side of Chicago

Illinois News: CHICAGO, More Than 25 Defendants Facing Federal or State Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Fentanyl or Fentanyl-Laced Heroin in Chicago

CHICAGO, Illinois — More than 25 individuals are facing federal or state drug charges for allegedly selling pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin in Chicago. Many of the defendants sold narcotics to an undercover law enforcement officer earlier this year, according to the charges. Several of the sales occurred in daytime hours during the summer months. The … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, More Than 25 Defendants Facing Federal or State Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Fentanyl or Fentanyl-Laced Heroin in Chicago

CHICAGO | Heart patient, Drake fan: Great to be ‘back to myself’

CHICAGO — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she’s feeling great. Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The 11-year-old says her new heart “feels … Continue reading CHICAGO | Heart patient, Drake fan: Great to be ‘back to myself’

CHICAGO | Chicago cops reluctantly testify against 1 of their own

CHICAGO — The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn’t bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do. But one after another — whether they want to or … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago cops reluctantly testify against 1 of their own

CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

CHICAGO — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s campaign has hit the Illinois airwaves with a new claim that Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wants to tax drivers for the mileage they log by using a tracking device. It’s the latest in a string of Rauner ads that accuse Pritzker of harboring plans to raise taxes. The candidates … Continue reading CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

Illinois News: CHICAGO, 20 Defendants Charged in Drug and Gun Investigations Centered on Southwest Side of Chicago

CHICAGO, Is. — Twenty individuals are facing criminal charges as part of joint federal and state investigations into drug and gun trafficking in Chicago. The dual investigations centered on drug sales in the city’s Little Village neighborhood and resulted in the seizures of 445 grams of heroin, 230 grams of cocaine, and $97,770 in illegal drug … Continue reading Illinois News: CHICAGO, 20 Defendants Charged in Drug and Gun Investigations Centered on Southwest Side of Chicago

Illinois News: Two Chicago Police Officers Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

CHICAGO, Is. — A federal grand jury has indicted two Chicago Police Department officers for allegedly providing information from non-public traffic crash reports to the owner of an attorney-referral service in exchange for money. Officers KEVIN TATE and MILOT CADICHON provided information from the crash reports to RICHARD BURTON, who owned and operated Bloomingdale-based National Attorney … Continue reading Illinois News: Two Chicago Police Officers Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

CHICAGO | Some kids killed in Chicago fire were there for sleepover

CHICAGO — A Chicago Fire Department official says some of the children who were among eight people killed in a weekend apartment fire were there for a sleepover. Larry Langford said Monday that it remains unclear which of the six children and two adults lived at the apartment in the city’s southwest side where the … Continue reading CHICAGO | Some kids killed in Chicago fire were there for sleepover