Madeline Buckley,

Madeline Buckley

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Madeline:

Cook County prosecutors seek to raise bond on R. Kelly even though he’s already in custody on federal charges

In the first court hearing in Cook County since R. Kelly was charged in separate federal indictments in Chicago and New York, prosecutors at the Leighton Criminal Court Building asked a judge to boost bail for the musician in light of the new charges. → Read More

A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased’

A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased.’ → Read More

‘I’m going to kill someone, or someone will kill me’: How a Southwest Side bungalow became a refuge from violent street life

Young men find refuge from street violence in red brick bungalow on a quiet Southwest Side street. → Read More

Woman, 22, slashed in face and neck on street near DePaul University fought back, foiled sexual assault

A 22-year-old woman was found with her neck and face slashed near DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus. → Read More

2 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash on Stevenson

A wrong-way crash on the Stevenson Expressway on Saturday morning left two people dead and two injured, police said. → Read More

Counties going back decades to collect debts: ‘Illinois is so broke, they’re having to track down people from the ’80s’

Illinois county clerks say they are outsourcing collections to save money while bringing in needed revenue they are owed. → Read More

Documents from R. Kelly divorce, child custody fight to be unsealed as early as Monday

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that the vast majority of records in singer R. Kelly’s court fight over child support with his ex-wife will be made public as soon as Monday. → Read More

Police: Woman sexually assaulted near Millennium Park after chasing phone snatcher

A woman reported she was sexually assaulted after she chased a man from the Loop to near Millennium Park after he snatched her phone, according to Chicago police. → Read More

Family: Niece of woman killed by CTA train fatally shot over Fourth of July weekend ‘wasn’t just another gunshot victim'

Brandy Martin learned that barely a week after her sister was killed by a CTA train while retrieving a cellphone, her 22-year-old daughter was gunned down in street violence. → Read More

Man charged in stabbing, sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

Isaiha Nevitt, 19, was arrested on July 3, 2019 in the 700 block of E. 111th Street and charged with stabbing and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Moran Park last month. → Read More

Summit of mental health experts recommends reforms after cluster of suicides by Chicago cops

After a cluster of suicides in the Chicago Police Department, mental health experts have come up with recommendations to improve the department's mental health programs. → Read More

Ex-gang members and concerned neighbors say they need help from new mayor to fight violence in Chicago

As the calendar approaches Memorial Day weekend, generally thought to mark the beginning of summer gun violence, violence programming is at a critical point. → Read More

Gunman who fired at police, sparking West Side shootout dies

One person was shot after a gun battle with Chicago police officers. → Read More

Man dies after he was taken into Chicago police custody

A Far South Side man died Wednesday afternoon after he was arrested and held in police custody, Chicago police said. → Read More

Launched with great fanfare, Chicago's effort to help domestic violence victims has fallen short of its promises

After Chicago's domestic violence task force launched, the city's stubborn tally of 30 to 40 domestic murders per year continued — even as homicides citywide peaked in 2016 and then declined. → Read More

How police respond to — and sometimes clash with — crowds of teens in downtown Chicago

A combination of social media, a warm night and Chicago Public Schools' spring break meant hundreds of teenagers flocked downtown for the evening Wednesday night. → Read More

Man critically injured in stabbing at East-West University in South Loop

A man was critically injured in a stabbing Tuesday afternoon in a building at East-West University in the South Loop, authorities said. → Read More

Chicago police gang data collection faulted by city's inspector general as unchecked and unreliable

Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s report provided troubling new details about how bloated, unchecked and — according to Chicago police officers themselves — unreliable the gang database remains. → Read More

Chicago police release video amid concerns about officer suicides: 'How am I going to get up tomorrow?'

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and others go public with their own emotional struggles before mustering the courage to seek help and counseling. → Read More

Chicago braces for summer after violence erupts on warm weekend

The weekend’s warm and sunny weather — the first signs of spring after a brutal winter — had a tragic but predictable consequence: The worst burst of gun violence this year. → Read More