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Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Jury Convicts Craigslist Rape Suspect

Charles R. Oliver of Woodstock is accused of raping eight women, many of them prostitutes, who responded to his online ads for sex. His attorney is seeking separate trials for each case.


Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Two More Victims Accuse Woodstock Man Of Sexual Assault

A northwest suburban man already charged with sex-related crimes against several women he met on Craigslist was charged Monday with attacking two more victims.


Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities Say Craigslist Rapist Assaulted More Victims

The total number of alleged victims has risen from to eight after two additional victims came forward, authorities confirm.


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Prosecutors: Naperville Man Was Killed By New Roommate

A 21-year-old man allegedly strangled a man he met this week through a Craigslist ad seeking a roommate, the Naperville Sun is reporting.


Tranon Meeks (Photo from Aurora Police)

Craigslist Sale Ends In Aurora Armed Robbery

A west suburban Naperville man who was attempting to sell his cell phone on Craigslist was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon when he showed up at the buyer’s Aurora home.


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Craigslist Ad Sells ‘Dibs’ Chairs Collected From Chicago Parking Spots

One Chicagoan has done exactly what many have been dying to do. This person has been going from neighborhood to neighborhood and taking dibs chairs — chairs saving parking spots for people — from saved spots.


Thomas Brown and Daniel Swan. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Two Arrested For Trying To Sell Fake Drugs On Craigslist

Two north suburban men who advertised narcotics for sale on Craigslist—drugs which turned out to be vitamins—were arrested after a sting by undercover sheriff’s detectives.


Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Jail)

Woodstock Man Charged With Attacking 6th Woman He Met On Craigslist

A northwest suburban man already charged with several sex-related crimes he committed against woman he met on Craigslist was charged Tuesday with attacking a sixth woman.


Bill Edgar holds up a fake Taylor Swift ticket he bought on Craigslist. (Credit: CBS)

Suburban Family Duped By Fake Taylor Swift Tickets Bought On Craigslist

Chicago Police say they’re looking into a growing number of reports of bogus tickets for big name concerts sold online. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez spoke with a suburban family of Taylor Swift fans
who say they were victims.


Marco Gomez, 27, is accused of arranging to meet with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl to have sex, but he was caught in a police sting, instead. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police: Elgin Man Wanted To Meet 14-Year-Old For Sex

A northwest suburban man who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last week was instead met by a Lake County Sheriff’s detective who had replied to his online ad for a “companion.”


Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

$3M Bond For Man Accused Of Raping Women He Met On Craigslist

A McHenry County judge set bail at $3 million Tuesday for a man accused of raping at least five women he met online, after prosecutors revealed evidence of possibly 20 more victims.


Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Jail)

Woodstock Man Accused Of Raping Women He Met Through Craigslist

McHenry County prosecutors want bond revoked for a man accused of raping five women he met online through Craigslist.


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Picture Of Dying Patient Posted Online, Along With Cruel Remarks

Radovan Vojcic passed away more than a year ago and died from advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. His grieving family had been trying to focus on beautiful memories. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.



West Suburban Man Can’t Believe He Fell For Craigslist Scam

A west suburban man says he was scammed by an ad on Craigslist, and he says he cannot believe he fell for it since he’s not a typical victim.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

Marcus Wright prepares to begin planting a garden outside his Bolingbrook home after buying plants at a garage sale to save money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Gardening On A Budget

You want a great garden, but it’s tough if you’re on a budget. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker, with the help of experts, explains where gardeners can get high-quality plants at a very low cost.

CBS 2–05/15/2012


Craigslist Post: Woman Got Pregnant From Encounter In Aragon Restroom

A Craigslist message sought to find the man who fathered a woman’s unborn baby in a bathroom at the Aragon Ballroom.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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Cell Phone Picture Leads Police To Alleged Scam Artist

A cell phone picture helped police in Lincolnshire catch an alleged scammer.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Jonathan Miller, Myshawn Bonds

Victim Turns Tables On Craigslist Thieves

Two men are accused of robbing people of the items they are selling on Craigslist, then going back to the Web site to resell the items themselves. They were caught when one of their alleged victims turned the tables.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

County Wants To Impose Tax On Craigslist Car Purchases

The Cook County Budget that is up for a vote Friday includes a first-ever county tax on cars and boats bought through sites such as Craigslist.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

County Board Room

County Board Set To Vote On Preckwinkle’s Budget

The Cook County Board is holding a special meeting to vote on President Toni Preckwinkle’s 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011