A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, endorsing a practice now followed by more than half the states as well as the federal government.
New DNA evidence has helped Cook County investigators identify another victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Tuesday that William George Bundy has been positively identified as one of Gacy's victims.
The FBI and Chicago area police are turning their attention back to the unsolved 1982 Tylenol killings. The crimes left seven people in and around Chicago dead after the victims unknowingly took Tylenol poisoned with potassium cyanide.
A pair of Illinois men who were charged with killing their daughters but were cleared by DNA evidence said the state should put an end to the death penalty. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Kevin Fox and Jerry Hobbs said it should be required in murder cases