Wife charged in May 8 murder (free content)

May 25, 2021 - 19:20

The wife of murder victim Robert James Jr. has been charged in his death, according to Homewood police.

Rachel James, 43, of Manhattan, was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 25, and was charged with first degree murder, police said.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at Markham Courthouse.

Robert James, 48, was found dead of gunshot wounds on May 8 in an office building in the 900 block of 175th Street.

Homewood police investigate shooting death (free content)

May 08, 2021 - 18:06

A 48-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning when Homewood police responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the 900 block of 175th Street.

The victim was found in an office about 10:30 a.m.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family, police said.

"At this time, the investigation indicates that there is not an on-going threat to the community," police said.

Homewood police investigate shooting death at local rehab center

August 08, 2020 - 13:07

A 77-year-old resident of South Surburban Rehabilitation Center died Saturday after suffering a gunshot wound, according to Homewood police.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the facility at 19000 S. Halsted St. shortly after 3 a.m. and learned that a resident had been wounded. The resident was transported to an area hospital but died shortly afterward.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family.

1 injured Saturday in shooting at Speedway 

July 20, 2020 - 09:47

One man was injured in a shooting Saturday night at the Speedway gas station, 18002 Halsted St., according to Homewood police.

The 52-year-old male victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, police said.

The incident occurred about 8:50 p.m. The gunfire came from a white vehicle that then traveled south on Halsted Street. 

A vehicle parked at Chevrolet of Homewood on the east side of Halsted was damaged.

Teen facing multiple charges after shots are fired on Flossmoor street

October 01, 2018 - 20:08
A Flossmoor teenager was charged with three weapons-related felonies less than 24 hours after shots were fired at an intersection in the village, police said.
The 17-year-old male was arrested at his home at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 29, and is in custody as a juvenile in the Cook County court system, Flossmoor Deputy Chief Tod Kamleiter said Monday.

Murder charge filed in H-F student's death

September 04, 2018 - 12:39

Homewood police announced Tuesday that a 19-year-old Chicago Heights man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death Saturday, Sept. 1, of Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Johnny Johnson, of the 100 block of Sue Street, was slated to appear in bond court Tuesday. He did not shoot Taylor, according to the police description of the incident, but was involved in an attempted armed robbery during which Taylor was killed.

Teen dies from gunshot injuries

September 02, 2018 - 13:35

A teen shot on Loomis Avenue in Homewood on Saturday has died from his injuries, according to police.

The 17-year-old victim was shot early Saturday afternoon. Police responded at 1:42 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 19100 block of Loomis.

Based on information gathered, there is no imminent danger to the community from this incident, a police spokeswoman said.


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