Cook County Illinois

Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who now works as a peer specialist and counselor for the Cook County Sheriff's Department, speaks to female inmates at a meeting of Prostitution Anonymous at the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Who’s a victim of human sex trafficking?

CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in high heels on street corners […]


Severed human leg washes up on Chicago beach

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities are investigating after a human leg was discovered on a Lake Michigan beach on the city’s South Side. Authorities tell the Chicago Sun-Times that the leg had been severed from […]


Urooj Khan, Illinois lottery winner, posing with a winning lottery ticket

Poisoned lotto winner’s body to be exhumed Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities plan to exhume the body of a Chicago businessman Friday in hopes of learning exactly how he ingested a lethal dose of cyanide.


Chicago lottery winner’s death ruled a homicide

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago medical examiner says a lottery winner was fatally poisoned with cyanide a day after he collected nearly $425,000.



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