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This photo taken April 7, 2019, shows a fence and caution tape surrounding a trailer home that was destroyed by fire in the Timberline Mobile Home Park northeast of Goodfield. (Matt Dayhoff / Journal Star via AP)

The mother of a 9-year-old Illinois boy who is charged with murder in connection with a mobile home fire that killed five people says the child is “not a monster.” The 28-year-old mother says her son suffers from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and ADHD, and takes medication daily.

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The scene of the Laquan McDonald shooting taken on the night of the fatal incident is shown on a screen to jurors during the trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Chicago Police Department)

There is new insight into the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald and whether or not there was a large-scale cover-up of the initial incident to protect the Chicago police officer who shot him.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 17, 2019. (WTTW News)

Twenty-eight defense attorneys were interviewed for a new report, which claims Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has reversed some of the “tough-on-crime” policies that previously existed in her office.

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In this Sunday, April 7, 2019, file photo, Marie Chockley, a resident of the Timberline Trailer Court, north of Goodfield, Illinois, surveys the damage that was caused by a Saturday night fire that killed five residents in a mobile home. (Kevin Barlow / The Pantagraph via AP, File)

A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. 

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“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Matt Marton)

A Chicago judge decided Friday to keep a special prosecutor looking into why the state’s attorney’s office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, finding there’s “no indication he harbors any bias.”

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Corey Morgan is found guilty of first-degree murder for the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee during his trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune / pool)

While he didn’t fire the fatal shots that killed 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, prosecutors say Corey Morgan was the “driving force” behind the boy’s execution in 2015. On Friday, Morgan was found guilty of murder for his role in one of Chicago’s most horrific crimes.

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Dwright Boone-Doty is found guilty by jury of first-degree murder for the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune / pool)

Dwright Boone-Doty, 24, has been found guilty of murder in what remains one of the most shocking and horrific murders in Chicago’s recent history.

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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens to closing arguments Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

It’s been one year since former Chicago Police Office Jason Van Dyke was convicted of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. We discuss issues related to police misconduct and accountability.

Yang convicted of killing Rhoni Reuter, pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bears star Shaun Gayle

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Attorney Jed Stone, center, speaks during a news conference Wednesday discussing his new petition for Marni Yang's freedom. He is surrounded by Yang's children, left, Andrew and Emily, and her father Larry Merar. (Matt Masterson / WTTW News)

It’s been more than eight years since the Chicago real estate agent was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Rhoni Reuter, the pregnant lover of former Chicago Bears star Shaun Gayle. Marni Yang’s attorney is now calling for a new trial.

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Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb takes the oath of special prosecutor before Judge Michael Toomin during a status hearing concerning actor Jussie Smollett at the Leighton Criminal Court building, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (Antonio Perez / Pool / Chicago Tribune)

Veteran attorney Dan Webb, who was appointed last month to review actor Jussie Smollett’s criminal case, said he has no recollection of making a $1,000 contribution to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in 2016.

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This Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 photo from the Schaumburg, Illinois, Police Department shows Javier Garcia of Palatine, Illinois. (Schaumburg Police Department via AP)

A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall was charged Sunday with state terrorism and ordered held without bond.

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Albert Woodfox appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 24, 2019.

Albert Woodfox was held in solitary confinement for decades in Louisiana before his release in 2016. Now, he’s written a book about his experiences. He joins us to discuss “Solitary.”

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Police search for a suspect that shot a Chicago Police Department officer, near 63rd and Damen, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The shooting happened around 8:40 a.m. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune via AP)

A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier has been captured, police said.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 17, 2019. (WTTW News)

A new partnership between the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and a nonprofit could help clear tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions from Cook County records. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx explains.

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A new short film series debuting this week explores the nature of crime, punishment and forgiveness through the voices of Chicagoans impacted by the criminal justice system.

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Clarisa Figueroa, left, Desiree Figueroa, center, and Piotr Bobak (Chicago Police Department)

A Cook County judge has rejected a so-called gag order in the case of a mother and daughter who allegedly murdered pregnant teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cut the baby from her womb.

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