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Feds Warn Computer Users Of “Ransomware”

The FBI has issued warning about a growing type of malicious Internet software that could take your computer hostage, along with all the data stored on it.

02/23/2015

Chicago Police Officer Bill Dougherty prepares for a hockey game against the FBI. (CBS)

FBI Squares Off Against Chicago Police To Raise ‘Honor Flight’ Funds

A hockey match next weekend will help raise money to send World War II veterans to the monument that honors them in Washington, D.C.

02/20/2015

Several carriages were burned in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre in Old Town. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Stable Fire Was Arson; Feds Now Investigating

(CBS) – It was no accident. It was arson. Thats’ according to officials investigating the fire at the Noble Horse Theatre this month. More than a half dozen horse carriages could be seen burning at […]

02/16/2015

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Rauner Issued Medical Marijuana Licenses Before FBI Background Checks

Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the licenses Monday after conducting an internal review that noted flaws in former Gov. Pat Quinn’s handling of the license process. But Rauner’s announcement didn’t mention the lack of national criminal background checks for the new industry he’d just launched.

02/06/2015

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In Chicago, Efforts Never End To Detect Potential Terror Strikes

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has a behind-the-scenes look at the war on terrorism, Chicago-style.

02/02/2015

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Scammers ‘Hijack’ Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending Money

Some of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2015

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The Most Violent Big Cities In Each State 2014

According to the FBI, violent crime and property crime were down nationwide for the first half of 2014 — but did America’s big cities also see drops?

01/29/2015

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Father Wonders: Did Raided Business Mishandle His Daughter’s Remains?

Imagine losing a child, donating their remains –- only to learn the people who handled those remains are under federal scrutiny. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/16/2015

The FBI raided a crematorium in suburban Schiller Park. (Credit: CBS)

FBI Raids Suburban Crematorium, Office

Federal agents raided two suburban locations Tuesday. At one, investigators found a cache of documents and at the other, hundreds of body parts.

01/13/2015

Surveillance footage of a bank robbery in Bridgeport. (Photo credit: FBI)

FBI: Armed And masked Suspects Rob Bridgeport Bank

The suspects, both showing handguns, walked into the U.S. Bank branch at 600 W. 37th St. about 9:20 a.m., the FBI said. They then ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

01/13/2015

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

Man Suspected In Three Bank Robberies Strikes Again

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 10705 Broadway in Crown Point, according to the FBI.

01/08/2015

Surveillance images of the "Play-Along Bandit," suspected of robbing at least five banks. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward For Information On “Play-Along Bandit”

The bandit most recently robbed a Harris Bank branch at 1620 W. 95th St. on Dec. 6, according to a statement from the FBI. He approached the teller, made a threatening demand for money and implied he was armed, although he did not display a weapon.

12/12/2014

The FBI suspects this man has robbed four banks in Berwyn, Burbank, and Lyons. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

Man Suspected In Three Bank Robberies Strikes Again In Berwyn

A man suspected of robbing three banks in a week last summer struck again Wednesday at a west suburban bank he’d already robbed once before.

12/11/2014

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Former Brookins Aide Pleads Guilty To Taking $7,500 Bribe

A former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

12/04/2014

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Pal Of Cicero President Larry Dominick Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Plumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — hasn’t signed a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead, Hunter, 59, entered a “blind plea,” admitting his guilt on two counts of tax evasion without any formal agreement with prosecutors.

12/02/2014

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The Chicago Neighborhoods That Didn’t See A Drop In Homicides

The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.

11/19/2014

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“Bully Bandit” Suspected In 16th Bank Robbery

The “Bully Bandit” is suspected of striking again Thursday morning in south suburban Riverside, in his fourth suspected bank robbery in the past month after a year-and-a-half hiatus.

11/14/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Lawyer Seeks Less Than 12 Years For Ex-Cop In Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot

Steve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.

11/14/2014

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FBI: Bully Bandit Returns, Robs Three More Banks

After apparently laying low for several months, the so-called Bully Bandit has struck again, robbing three more Chicago banks in the past month.

11/07/2014

Authorities released this surveillance photo from a TCF Bank branch robbery in Burbank on Wednesday. (FBI)

Suspect Sought In Oak Lawn, Burbank Robberies

A man suspected of robbing a bank in Oak Lawn earlier this month struck again Wednesday, robbing a TCF branch in a Burbank grocery store, the FBI said.

10/29/2014

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