A man invited a friend to a north suburban home earlier this month to watch the Bears-Packers game, but instead, along with two others, gagged and beat him in a bungled abduction attempt over a windfall inheritance.
James Blackman, 46, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, one count of aggravated robbery, five counts of impersonating a police officer, and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a pair of robberies and sexual assaults in the South Chicago neighborhood over the weekend.
Brian Lykins and Emil Niemi are charged with aggravated robbery for holding up two late-night businesses on the Northwest Side.
A West Aurora student who saved the life of a choking schoolmate last year will be honored in an episode of the Steve Harvey show that airs Thursday, the Aurora Beacon-News reports.