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Authorities released this surveillance video image of a bank robber jumping over the counter at First Midwest Bank in Orland Park during a robbery on Oct. 13, 2014. Carl P. Wilson, of Joliet, has been charged with committing the robbery. (Credit: FBI)

FBI: Bank Robber Told Teller ‘Have A Great F****** Day”

The robber, identified as 26-year-old Carl P. Wilson of Joliet, entered the First Midwest Bank branch at 11200 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park just after 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 armed with a semi-automatic handgun and wearing a black hood on his face, according to the FBI.

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Jeremiah Ellis (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robbery Suspect Charged In Gas Station Holdups

A superseding indictment filed last week in the U.S. District Court in Hammond charges Jeremiah Ellis with two counts each of Hobbs Act robbery and of robbery affecting commerce.

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Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police Using Suspected Serial Killer’s Cell Phone Records To Track Movements

Investigators in northwest Indiana have begun using suspected serial killer Darren Vann’s cell phone records, in an effort to track his movements before his arrest.

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File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Teen, Man Found Dead In West Lawn

The bodies were discovered about 4:15 p.m. inside a home in the 4100 block of West 63rd Street, police said. The 17-year-old boy and the 28-year-old man were both shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Henry Bailey (Credit: Puissant Productions)

One Dead, One Wounded In Richton Park Shooting

The co-star of a Chicago-based web series was shot and killed Wednesday night in south suburban Richton Park.

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Surveillance photo shows woman who robbed Chase Bank branch in the 4400 block of West North Avenue on Wednesday. | photo from FBI

Woman Robs Chase Bank Branch In Humboldt Park

A woman robbed a Chase Bank branch Wednesday afternoon in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

10/22/2014

Anith Jones, one of at least seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend. (Credit: Gary Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

Wednesday afternoon, 43-year-old Darren Vann was charged with strangling 35-year-old Anith Jones, whose body was among six found in vacant buildings in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week

An initial court appearance for suspected serial killer Darren Vann was delayed one week, after Vann refused to speak in court on Wednesday.

10/22/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Two Teens Wounded In West Englewood Shooting

About 9:45 p.m., the two were standing on the front porch of a building in the 1500 block of West 72nd Place when three males walked by and at least one of them opened fire, police said.

10/22/2014

Afrikka Hardy (Credit: Facebook)

Families Mourn Gary Murder Victims

Families of the Gary murder victims are showing their grief and their frustration with a police response to a missing loved, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.

10/21/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Jail Guard Charged With Scheming To Smuggle Pot Into Jail Through Sandwiches

The FBI has put the bite on a Cook County Jail guard and a Chicago 911 supervisor and five others, for attempting to smuggle contraband into the jail, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

10/21/2014

Surveillance photo of a man suspected of having Inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl. / photo from Naperville police

Naperville Police Searching For Man Suspected Of Having Inappropriate Contact With 15-Year-Old Girl

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who had “inappropriate contact” with a 15-year-old girl more than once in west suburban Naperville.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Darren Vann A Possible Suspect In North Carolina Murder 22 Years Ago

Police detectives in North Carolina tell WBBM they are looking at Darren Vann as a possible suspect in an unsolved murder from 22 years ago.

10/21/2014

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Man Beaten, Critically Injured At Bears Tailgate Party

The 57-year-old was at a tailgate before the game a few minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday in Section 1E of the McCormick Place parking lot when he got into an argument that turned physical, police said. The man was discovered “incapacitated” near his SUV with blunt trauma to the head and face,

10/21/2014

Aaron Smith (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged With Beating Tennessee Man To Death

Aaron Smith, 28, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 27-year-old Anthony Morris, according to Chicago Police.

10/21/2014

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

Police At U Of I Warn Of Attacks, Robberies

Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.

10/21/2014

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Teen On South Side

Chicago police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in the Archer Heights neighborhood Monday night, after he allegedly ignored orders to drop a knife.

10/21/2014

Selena Strong

Mom Pleads Not Guilty In Brutal Death Of Gary Toddler

Selena Strong, 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of neglect of a dependent, and battery in the death of Brandon Dillon, who was found dead Sept. 30 on an air mattress in the apartment where he lived with Strong, her husband, Bernard Dillon, 37, Brandon’s twin sister and infant sister.

10/21/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Shot In West Englewood

The man told police he had been shot in the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

10/21/2014

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