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Sheriff: Beware Phone Calls Threatening Arrest, Demanding Cash

The caller tells victims that they must make payments via pre-paid debit cards or a wire service and implies that an arrest is imminent, the sheriff’s office said.

06/27/2014

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Evanston Police Chief Detains Suspects, Helps Recover Firearm

Evanston Chief of Police Richard Eddington was in the area of Greenbay Road and Simpson Street when two women reported a vehicle was following them, police said.

06/20/2014

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Study: Police Still Arresting — Not Writing Tickets — For Marijuana Possession

Researchers at Roosevelt University spent more than a year studying marijuana arrests across the state, why and where people are arrested and how much it costs.

05/19/2014

Amber Creek (Credit: Racine County Sheriff)

Details Expected Tuesday On Arrest In 1997 Murder Of Palatine Teen

Police in Racine County have arrested a suspect in the murder of Amber Creek. Her badly beaten and nearly frozen body was found near Burlington, Wis., in 1997.

04/08/2014

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Man Arrested For Stabbing Woman In Rogers Park

The 21-year-old woman was arguing with a man around 6:10 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Touhy Avenue when he allegedly began stabbing her.

12/19/2013

Billy Varner (Credit: Antioch Police)

Man Charged In Antioch Double Murder

Billy Varner, 54, was arrested in Williston, N.D., after walking into a church, armed with a shotgun, and committing a robbery.

11/04/2013

Blood stains the SUV and driveway where a man attacked a longtime friend and neighbor with a chainsaw. (Credit: CBS)

Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Friend With Chainsaw

A 50-year-old man accused of attacking his longtime friend and neighbor with a chainsaw was taken into custody overnight.

08/22/2013

A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Prostitute Turns In Alleged Bank Robber

A prostitute given $300 in dye-stained $20 bills led police to the home of the man suspected of robbing a northwest suburban bank while wielding a hammer, according to the FBI.

08/09/2013

Jeremy Lydon (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cops Find Guns, Drugs While Arresting Man For Threatening Girlfriend

Police arresting a West Side man for threatening his girlfriend with a gun Saturday night discovered assault weapons and drugs at his home.

05/13/2013

Immigration rights activists packed Monroe Street as they marched from a park on the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, for a May Day rally on May 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Immigrants Complain Of Family Member Arrests During March

While immigrants and supporters were attending Tuesday’s May Day rally for immigration reform in downtown Chicago, they say agents with Homeland Security were arresting some of their family members in their homes.

05/03/2013

Bears rookies Evan Rodriguez and Alshon Jeffery. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Report: Charges Dropped Against Bears TE Evan Rodriguez

All charges have been dropped against Bears tight end Evan Rodriguez after he was arrested last month in Miami, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

04/26/2013

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Violent Arrest Includes Officer’s Own Stun Gun Going Off — On Him

A struggle between northwest suburban Elgin police and a 40-year-old man Sunday morning ended up with the suspect and two of the officers being sent to hospitals and the suspect facing four felony charges. One of the officers drew his stun gun, but ended up shooting himself in hand.

04/09/2013

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Man Arrested After Threat At Elementary School In Pullman

Shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday police responded to Schmid Elementary School in the 9700 block of South Greenwood Avenue following a report of a threat.

03/21/2013

Crowds file past the open casket of Hadiya Pendleton Friday. (CBS)

Man Arrested After Causing Disturbance Outside Pendleton’s Funeral

A 43-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning after causing a disturbance outside the church where funeral services for 15-year Hadiya Pendleton were to later be held.

02/09/2013

John Marsh Elementary School (Credit: CBS)

Parents Meet With Principal After Teen Arrested For Gun At School

Parents were attending a meeting at John Marsh Elementary School on Friday, after complaining that they weren’t officially notified about a teen’s arrest for bringing a gun to school until after they’d read about it on Facebook.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

Jose Rodriguez (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Good Samaritans Tackle Purse Snatcher in Lincoln Park

Two Good Samaritans tackled a man who allegedly robbed a woman’s purse Saturday in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

01/07/2013

A surveillance photo of the woman who robbed a TCF Bank branch on Dec. 6. The same woman is believed to have been waiting to rob the same bank branch when she was arrested on Friday, Jan. 4. (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robber Arrested In Line With Note Still In Her Hand

A woman who allegedly robbed a South Side Washington Heights neighborhood bank last month apparently returned to try again but Friday morning, but was thwarted by sharp-eyed bank employees.

01/04/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy rides in a police cruiser overnight on New Year's. During the night, he assisted in the arrest of a motorist on felony gun charges after a gun was found during a traffic stop. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Helps Make Arrest While On New Year’s Day Patrol

As the city was closing out 2012 overnight, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was out on patrol with his officers, and even helped make a felony arrest.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

Robbins Police Chief Johnny Holmes, who faces DUI charges, talks with CBS 2. (CBS)

Robbins Police Chief On DUI Charges: ‘I Made A Mistake’

Johnny Holmes said he recently lost a grandson to gun violence and has also been taking care of his elderly mother. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

12/28/2012

Jesse Jackson Sr. speaks outside the Stephenson County Courthouse. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson Pleads Not Guilty To Trespassing After Jobs Protest

Jackson and more than a dozen others will go to trial for Freeport protest.

11/28/2012

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