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An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

9 year old armed robbery

9-Year-Old Charged with Armed Robbery

A 9-year-old boy was charged with armed robbery at a Chicago area McDonald’s, and has also been charged with a recent carjacking. So much for the age of innocence. Here in Chicago, you don’t even need to hit puberty to

9 year old armed robbery

9-Year-Old Charged with Armed Robbery

A 9-year-old boy was charged with armed robbery at a Chicago area McDonald’s, and has also been charged with a recent carjacking. So much for the age of innocence. Here in Chicago, you don’t even need to hit puberty to

psychic crime news

An Interview with A Psychic

No, really. Noreen Renier has worked with the FBI on several prominent criminal cases, and some of her work has been featured on the TV show Psychic Detective. Read her interview with the Houston Chronicle.

psychic crime news

An Interview with A Psychic

No, really. Noreen Renier has worked with the FBI on several prominent criminal cases, and some of her work has been featured on the TV show Psychic Detective. Read her interview with the Houston Chronicle.

immigrant crime news

Immigrants Move In, Crime Goes Down

That’s right. Sociologists have discovered when immigrant populations move into a neighborhood, crime rates go down rather than up. Read more from NYNow.org.

immigrant crime news

Immigrants Move In, Crime Goes Down

That’s right. Sociologists have discovered when immigrant populations move into a neighborhood, crime rates go down rather than up. Read more from NYNow.org.

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Love Triangle Explodes at an LA Polling Place

Who says politics aren’t exciting? A polling place in LA’s Watts neighborhood erupted in violence last week when a gunman shot a volunteer. The crime was allegedly part of a love triangle. Read more from the LA Times.

LA crime love triangle

Love Triangle Explodes at an LA Polling Place

Who says politics aren’t exciting? A polling place in LA’s Watts neighborhood erupted in violence last week when a gunman shot a volunteer. The crime was allegedly part of a love triangle. Read more from the LA Times.

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How a Kiss Lead to a Conviction

There is no perfect crime–they always make a mistake. In Germany, a thief was caught because he kissed his unknowing victim’s hand before he left her. She took that hand straight to the police, delivering DNA evidence. True story, courtesy

kiss dna evidence

How a Kiss Lead to a Conviction

There is no perfect crime–they always make a mistake. In Germany, a thief was caught because he kissed his unknowing victim’s hand before he left her. She took that hand straight to the police, delivering DNA evidence. True story, courtesy

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Chicago’s Red Light Cameras Built on Bribes

If you think Chicago’s red light cameras are a scam, you may be right. The city’s last vendor admits that the program was created thanks to a $2 million in bribes. Read more from the Huffington Post.

chicago red light camera

Chicago’s Red Light Cameras Built on Bribes

If you think Chicago’s red light cameras are a scam, you may be right. The city’s last vendor admits that the program was created thanks to a $2 million in bribes. Read more from the Huffington Post.

el chapo chicago crime

Chicago’s New Public Enemy Number One

Capone had nothing on this guy. “El Chapo” supplies Chicago gangsters with guns and then sits back and lets him do his dirty work. He may not have committed them, but he is responsible for numerous crimes in the Chicagoland

el chapo chicago crime

Chicago’s New Public Enemy Number One

Capone had nothing on this guy. “El Chapo” supplies Chicago gangsters with guns and then sits back and lets him do his dirty work. He may not have committed them, but he is responsible for numerous crimes in the Chicagoland

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Jackson Jr. Charged with Misuse of Campaign Funds

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but this crime may have cost Jesse Jackson Jr. his political career.  He has been accused of using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, purchasing jewelry, furniture and celebrity memorabilia

jesse jackson campaign funds

Jackson Jr. Charged with Misuse of Campaign Funds

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but this crime may have cost Jesse Jackson Jr. his political career.  He has been accused of using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, purchasing jewelry, furniture and celebrity memorabilia

post office

So Long, Mail Fraud

Maybe it’s for the best that the Post Office is winding down its operations. Last December, 13 Chicago resident made the news when they were charged with bank fraud for cashing $2.5 million in corporate checks that they stole from

post office

So Long, Mail Fraud

Maybe it’s for the best that the Post Office is winding down its operations. Last December, 13 Chicago resident made the news when they were charged with bank fraud for cashing $2.5 million in corporate checks that they stole from