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DePaul Expert: Jet Hacker May Help Improve Air Safety

(CBS) — A computer hacker told the FBI he took control of a jetliner’s engines not long after he departed a flight that passed through Chicago. Is he just bragging? Or has he exposed a […]

05/18/2015

Surveillance images of the "Bandage Bandit," suspected of robbing at least four Chicago banks from March 31 to April 28, 2015. (Credit: FBI)

FBI: ‘Bandage Bandit’ Attempted Sixth Bank Robbery On Friday

A man suspected in five Chicago bank robberies tried to rob a sixth bank in the Lake View neighborhood on Friday, the FBI said.

05/18/2015

FBI Investigating 2013 Police Shooting Of Two Teens In Roseland

The teens were wounded on Dec. 22 near 95th and La Salle after Chicago Police officers curbed a stolen car packed with joyriders, the department said in a statement after the incident.

05/15/2015

Michael Hernandez and his wife and daughters. (Family Photo)

Family Of Missing Indiana Man Pleads For FBI To Get Involved In Search

The family of a missing father from Crown Point is asking for the feds to get involved to help find him.

05/13/2015

Surveillance images of the "Bandage Bandit," suspected of robbing at least four Chicago banks from March 31 to April 28, 2015. (Credit: FBI)

Reward Up To $10,000 For Arrest Of “Bandage Bandit”

The FBI has increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial bank robber dubbed the “Bandage Bandit,” after he struck for the fifth time Saturday.

05/13/2015

Surveillance images of the "Bandage Bandit," suspected of robbing at least four Chicago banks from March 31 to April 28, 2015. (Credit: FBI)

Reward Offered For Capture Of Bandage Bandit

The Bandage Bandit is suspected of robbing a PNC Bank branch at 2154 W. Madison St. on March 31, a Chase Bank branch at 3301 W. Cermak Rd. on April 6, a PNC Bank Branch at 3337 W. North Av. on April 22, and a PNC Bank Branch at 2300 N. Western Av. on April 28.

04/29/2015

The FBI released these photos of the "Bandage Bandit," a man suspected of robbing three West Side banks. (FBI)

‘Bandage Bandit’ Continues Robbing Banks

The suspect wore a large gauze bandage on the left side of his face during two of the robberies, which led to the “Bandage Bandit” moniker.

04/23/2015

Surveillance photo of a man suspected of robbing two northwest suburban banks in the last month. | FBI

Suspected Bank Robber In Federal Custody

Michael Feterick, also known as “Michael Retterly,” was charged Wednesday with robbing the Fifth Third branch at 1745 S. Eastwood Dr. in Woodstock.

04/16/2015

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)

Death Of Teen Shot By CPD Officer 16 Times Focus Of Federal Investigation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday that they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was shot by a Chicago police officer 16 times.

04/13/2015

Multiple surveillance pictures of the "Midday Bandit." (FBI)

‘Midday Bandit’ Sought By FBI

Authorities gave him that nickname because most of the heists happened between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

04/09/2015

Plot of sexual assaults in Chicago in 2014 using Chicago Data Portal numbers.

Sexual Assaults By Neighborhood, A Tale Of Two Chicagos

The narrative of Chicago’s crime is a tale of two cities – one safe, one violent. For proof, look no further than the number of reported sexual assaults across Chicago’s 77 community areas.

04/09/2015

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Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man’s Long Con

The Illinois Attorney General’s office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.

03/30/2015

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Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?

When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.

03/26/2015

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FBI Most Wanted List Turns 65 Years Old

In its 65 years, just more than 500 bad guys have been listed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

03/20/2015

Surveillance images of the "Pick-A-Logo Bandit," suspected of robbing at least three banks since November. (Credit: FBI)

FBI Offering $5,000 Reward For Info On “Pick-A-Logo Bandit”

The robber earned his name by wearing a different jacket in each robbery, each with a different logo on the front, according to the FBI.

03/06/2015

Inside the FBI's Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Chicago Lab Analyzes Cyber Evidence To Track Down Criminals

Bank robbers, killers, terrorists and other criminals leave behind digital and cyber evidence. Analyzing that evidence is the job of forensic lab investigators here in Chicago.

03/04/2015

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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

Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

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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