Illinois agency’s timeline of interactions with slain boy

U.S. 04/26/19, 12:25

Illinois parents are facing murder charges in the beating death of their son, 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, whose body was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave. The family previously had interaction with state child welfare workers. ...

Update: Agency reviews contact with slain boy’s family

U.S. 04/26/19, 11:04

The Latest on the death of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund in McHenry County (all times local):11 a.m.The caseworker and supervisor responsible for monitoring the well-being of a 5-year-old Illinois boy found dead in a shallow grave have been removed from ...

7 in intensive care after gas leak; federal probe underway

U.S. 04/26/19, 09:36

Seven people, including a firefighter, remain in intensive care after they were injured in an ammonia leak in Illinois.Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Christopher Covelli said Friday that the majority of the 37 people injured Thursday have been treated and released ...

Illinois child welfare system under fire after boy’s death

U.S. 04/25/19, 18:20

Disturbing details emerged Thursday of the torture authorities say preceded the beating death of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who had extensive contact with child welfare workers, escalating scrutiny of a state agency already being reviewed because of the recent deaths ...

Update: $5M bond set for parents of slain Illinois boy

U.S. 04/25/19, 09:59

The Latest on death of the 5-year-old northern Illinois boy (all times local):10 a.m.A judge has set bail at $5 million each for an Illinois mother and father charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son.Mourners view a ...

Update: Illinois couple charged in young son’s death

U.S. 04/25/19, 02:12

The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local): 3 p.m. Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in ...

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

U.S. 04/24/19, 21:12

Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would "no longer have to suffer."The body, believed to be ...

Update: Hearing about missing boy’s brother continued

U.S. 04/23/19, 19:20

The Latest on the missing suburban Chicago 5-year-old boy (all times local):7:20 p.m.A custody hearing involving the brother of a missing suburban Chicago boy and their parents has been continued.JoAnn Cunningham, mother of missing 5-year-old child Andrew "AJ" Freund, stands ...

Police release father’s 911 call reporting son missing

U.S. 04/23/19, 13:50

A father frantically hunted in his house, garage and the surrounding neighborhood in suburban Chicago, looking for his 5-year-old son who was not home when he returned after a doctor's appointment, according to a recording of a 911 call released ...

Mother of missing Illinois 5-year-old not talking to police

U.S. 04/22/19, 13:52

The mother of a 5-year-old suburban Chicago boy who went missing last week is refusing to cooperate with detectives, police said Monday. JoAnn Cunningham has declined to say anything further to police since her initial report that Andrew "AJ" Freund had ...

Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

U.S. 04/15/19, 13:21

A top Chicago prosecutor says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it won't be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring out its scope.Cook County State's Attorney ...

Chicago building once home to Al Capone and family sold

U.S. 04/11/19, 11:22

A red brick two-flat on Chicago's South Side that once belonged to gangster Al Capone has been sold after being on the market for years.Listing agent Ryan Smith says the 2,820-square-foot (262-square-meter) building in the city's Park Manor neighborhood sold ...

Defense: Man accused of killing Chinese scholar denied care

U.S. 04/09/19, 16:02

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn't offer him adequate care when he sought help for suicidal and homicidal thoughts three months before the 26-year-old Zhang went missing.Brendt ...

Update: No bond for man accused of impersonating child

U.S. 04/09/19, 13:11

The Latest on an Ohio man accused of impersonating a missing child (all times local):2:05 p.m.A federal magistrate has ordered that a 23-year-old man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois continue to be ...

FBI: Man jailed after claim has twice made similar claims

U.S. 04/05/19, 10:56

A man who authorities say claimed to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago was charged Friday with making false statements. The FBI said the suspect had twice before made similar claims in which he falsely portrayed himself ...

Man charged with making false statements after abuse claim

U.S. 04/05/19, 10:52

The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all times local):11:50 a.m.The FBI says an Ohio man has been charged with making false statements after authorities say he falsely claimed ...

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