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Christopher Garcia (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Robbery, Fatal Shooting In South Shore

Christopher Garcia, 26, faces one count each of first-degree murder, murder while committing another forcible felony and attempted robbery with the discharge of a firearm, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

01/22/2015

A suspect driving a stolen SUV crashed into a utility pole after a high-speed chase, and managed to elude police after the wreck. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Chase Ends In Crash In Oak Forest

It started around 3 a.m. in nearby Markham, when police tried to pull over a GMC Envoy believed to have been stolen. The driver sped off, with the SUV’s headlights turned off, and police gave chase.

01/22/2015

An off-duty law enforcement officer was robbed at gunpoint about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of West Belmont Avenue. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Sheriff’s Officer Exchanges Shots With Robbers

An off-duty Cook County Jail investigator was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, then exchanged gunfire with the robbers in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the North Side.

01/22/2015

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

Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Washington Park Robbery Attempt

About 8:35 p.m., the 31-year-old was in the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue when two males walked up and tried to rob him, police said. The man was then shot in the back of the head.

01/22/2015

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Police: Man With Missing Fingers Attempted To Abduct Teen Girl In Skokie

Skokie police are looking for a man with missing fingers, after he attempted to abduct a 13 year old girl, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

01/21/2015

Heather Mack (right)  and Tommy Schaefer (left, in sunglasses) of Chicago, on trial for being involved in Mack's mother's murder, walk to a holding cell at a court in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 21, 2015.  Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack, 62, whose body was found in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in August, 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers: Indonesian Murder Charges Against Chicago Couple Absurd

Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately in Bali. They could face the firing squad if found guilty of premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel Aug. 13.

01/21/2015

Todd Mandoline (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Villa Park Man Convicted Of Murder For 2012 Arson Fire

It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.

01/21/2015

Police investigate after a fatal shooting in the 5300 block of South May  Street early Wednesday. (Photo credit: Network Video Productions

Man Shot And Killed In Back Of The Yards

Four males approached a home in the 5300 block of South May Street about 12:15 a.m. and knocked on the door, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. When 25-year-old Heath Huntspon came out onto the porch, one of the males produced a handgun and shot him twice in the chest.

01/21/2015

The victim said he was approached by two armed men in broad daylight. (Credit: CBS)

Man Carjacked In Broad Daylight In Lincoln Park

The victim was startled by two armed men who demanded his BMW.

01/20/2015

Authorities released this video of an SUV wanted in connection with a hit-and-run that seriously injured a school crossing guard. | photo from Chicago Police

Police Release Pic Of SUV That Hit, Seriously Injured Crossing Guard

Police have released a photo of an SUV that sped off after hitting and seriously injuring a school crossing guard on the Far South Side last week.

01/20/2015

Stacy Blackwell (Park Ridge Police)

Surveillance Video Shows Alleged Serial Pickpocket In Action

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports police have been looking for 28-year-old Stacy Blackwell since 2011 and if you dine out and carry an open purse, they say she was looking for you.

01/20/2015

A Chicago Police body camera. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Begin Testing Body Cams This Week

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports Chicago cops will be testing body cams clipped to an officers uniform and also point of view cameras clipped an officer’s glasses or head gear.

01/20/2015

Surveillance photo of the suspet who robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Dec. 8 in Cary. | photo from the FBI

‘Skinny Jeans Bandit’ Nabbed, Feds Say

With his tight jeans and his trademark preppy look, the “Skinny Jeans Bandit” kept making a clean-cut getaway.

01/20/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Mayor Emanuel Outlines Plan To Combat Street Violence

Mayor Emanuel has laid out what he says will be his crime-fighting plan for his second term, if city voters give him one, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/20/2015

Heather Mack, of Chicago, stands as she arrives in a courtroom during her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Judge Releases $150K From Trust Fund To Bali Murder Suspect

A 19-year-old Chicago woman facing murder charges in the death of her mother in Bali has been given access to more than $150,000 from her mother’s estate to pay her legal expenses in Indonesia.

01/20/2015

A Wrigleyville woman found a camera in her bedroom ceiling vent Monday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Woman Finds Hidden Camera In Bedroom In Wrigleyville

Police found and confiscated the camera, which had been attached to wires that led into a locked basement. Sources said police were waiting for a search warrant to access that basement area, and seize any recording devices that might be inside.

01/20/2015

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Woman Raped In Wicker Park

A 25-year-old woman was walking in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck, and dragged her into an alley.

01/20/2015

Joshua Anthony Almore  (left) and Anthony Dewayne Harris (right) are charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in East Garfield Park. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Men Charged With West Side Drive-By Shooting

A 23-year-old man was standing outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. The victim was shot in the right foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

01/20/2015

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

Man Shot, Pistol-Whipped In West Englewood

About 8:50 p.m., the 34-year-old man was hit in the head with a gun in the 2000 block of West 68th Place, police said. After he was hit, the gun went off and he was shot in the hand.

01/20/2015

A clerk at this convenience store was shot and killed during a robbery on Monday. The clerk managed to return fire, and killed one of the two masked men who attacked him. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Two Killed In Shootout At Joliet Store

A store clerk and an armed suspect were killed in a shootout inside a convenience store in southwest suburban Joliet Monday afternoon.

01/19/2015

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