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Three Escape House Fire In Elgin

Three people escaped a house fire in northwest suburban Elgin on Sunday.


Cesar Sanchez (IDOC/Will County Sheriff's Dept.)

Inmate Who Escaped, Hid In Port-A-Potty Dies In Custody

A man who made headlines in December for briefly escaping authorities has now died in federal custody.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

William Blankenship III

Handcuffed Suspect Breaks Free, Steals Police Car In Indiana

A manhunt continued Wednesday for a fugitive who escaped from custody while handcuffed and stole a police squad car full of weapons in northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012


Man Escapes Police Custody In Gary, But Not For Long

A man escaped from police after being arrested for a drunken disturbance last week in Gary, Ind., but he wasn’t on the lam for long.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Little Village Carjacking

Man Escapes After Being Carjacked, Shot In Little Village

A man was hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday morning after escaping a carjacking in progress, and being shot, in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

A 17-year-old girl waiting at this bus stop in the 300 block of North Kedzie Avenue was kidnapped on Nov. 14, 2011, and taken to a garage, where she later escaped. (Credit: CBS)

Girl Escapes After Being Kidnapped On West Side

A 17-year-old girl escaped to safety this week after being kidnapped at a bus stop on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

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Suspect Escapes After Cops Fire Shots During Traffic Stop

An armed robbery suspect escaped after Police officers fired shots at him on Monday when he pointed a gun at a police officer in the West Lawndale neighborhood.


Gregory Jones

Family Furious Over Man’s Suicide At Jackson Park Hospital

News is coming out about a bizarre and tragic evening earlier this year at the South Side’s Jackson Park Hospital, involving two incidents with suicidal patients.

WBBM Newsradio–05/11/2011

Cook County Criminal Courts

Man On Crutches Escapes Courthouse

The 49-year-old ex-convict was on crutches, but that didn’t keep him from escaping custody.


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16-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted

A 16-year-old girl was able to escape a brutal sexual assault attempt after the man slammed her head repeatedly into a building and punched her in the face.