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Surveillance photo of the “Hooded Bandit,” a man suspected of committing at least five bank robberies in the northwest suburbs this year. (Photo from the FBI)

Feds: ‘Hooded Bandit’ Has Been Captured

Authorities had called him the “Hooded Bandit” because he often wore hoods during the alleged robberies.

09/12/2014

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Flossmoor Police Working With FBI, Prison Officials To Track Home Invader

The assault happened early Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Douglas in the south suburb. The victim was home alone at the time and told police he had what looked like a kitchen knife.

09/04/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Avoids Questions On Reports FBI Is Looking Into Police-Involved Shootings

There was a litany of things for reporters to ask Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today after he made a speech downtown – but he made a dash out of the room instead.

09/03/2014

Chase Bank

Asking Local Experts: How Worried Should Chase Customers Be About Security Breach?

The data breach left some customers understandably shaken. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

08/28/2014

Various surveillance video images of the "Safe Boundaries Bandit," suspected of robbing at least 12 banks. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

FBI: Robber Who Held Up 11 Banks Strikes Again

Known as the “No Boundaries Bandit,” the man described as a 200-pound Hispanic has robbed five Chicago banks, and now, seven in the suburbs—most recently in west suburban River Forest, according to the FBI.

08/28/2014

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Rising Star Chicago Defense Attorney Target Of Criminal Probe

Prosecutors on Wednesday revealed that the FBI is probing whether lawyer Beau Brindley encouraged drug dealer Rahshone Burnett to lie under oath. In an unusual move, agents raided Brindley’s office in the downtown Monadnock building last month and seized evidence.

08/07/2014

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Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For Extortion

A former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.

08/05/2014

Ald. George Cardenas

Ex-Employee Suing Alderman Stands Accused Of Being Ghost Payroller

A former 12th Ward worker is suing the city and Ald. George Cardenas (12th), claiming she was unjustly terminated in May after she answered FBI questions about an investigation into allegations of illegal hiring. CBS 2 has learned that woman herself is accused of working a no-show job.

06/20/2014

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FBI Offers Reward To Find The Pranksters Pointing Lasers At Planes

People pointing lasers at airplanes – it happens time after time in Chicago, and it’s more than a harmless prank. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/12/2014

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Arguments In Terrorism Suspect’s Hearing Focus On Secret FISA Records

A federal appeals court in Chicago heard rare oral arguments on Wednesday related to surveillance questions raised by disclosures from onetime government contractor Edward Snowden.

06/05/2014

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Lawmaker’s Lawyers Suggest FBI Entrapment In Bribery Case

Attorneys for an Illinois legislator on trial for bribery suggested during cross-examination of an FBI agent that their client was entrapped by a government informant and federal investigators.

06/05/2014

FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Robert Holley took command of the Chicago office in late 2013. (Credit: FBI)

FBI Boss: Public Corruption Unit ‘Gonna Be Busy For A While’

Despite so many high-profile arrests and convictions in political corruption cases in Chicago, the head of the local FBI office said there are still plenty of active investigations running.

05/30/2014

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Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex Trafficking

Although numbers are vague, the crime of human trafficking presents a real challenge to law enforcement and welfare agencies, who have teamed up to try to raise awareness of troubled children who end up being manipulated or forced into prostitution.

05/20/2014

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Rep Derrick Smith Admitted He Screwed Up Over Bribe

In the two years since he was indicted on bribery charges, state Rep. Derrick Smith has defiantly maintained his innocence in public, but within hours of his arrest, he allegedly admitted to FBI agents that he “f – – – ed up” when he accepted a $7,000 cash bribe.

04/16/2014

A man who robbed a TCF Bank branch in the 3500 block of North Broadway Sunday morning may have robbed another branch in Uptown on Friday. (Photo from the FBI)

“Benchwarmer Bandit” Holds Up Loop Bank

The robber, wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a red backpack, presented a demand note and implied he had a weapon, though none was shown, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. No one was injured.

04/08/2014

The Hooded Bandit (Credit: FBI)

Hooded Bandit Holds Up Bank In Bensenville

A bank robber dubbed the “Hooded Bandit” has struck for the sixth time, holding up a northwest suburban bank on Monday.

04/08/2014

TSA officers found two military-grade shells in the bags of two minors returning to the U.S. from London on Monday. (Credit: Transportation Security Administration)

WWI Artillery Shells Found In Teens’ Luggage At O’Hare

The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

04/08/2014

Ashley Patterson (left) and Jeremiah Ellis (right) are wanted in connection with an East Chicago, Ind. bank robbery. (FBI)

Duo Who Shot At Cops After Bank Robbery Arrested In Missouri

Jeremiah Ellis, 28; and Ashley Patterson, 24, both of East Chicago, Ind., were arrested Friday in connection with a “takeover style” robbery at First Merchant Bank at, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd. in East Chicago, the FBI said.

04/04/2014

FBI agents are reportedly taking inventory of a huge collection of artifacts  in this home in Waldron, Ind. (Credit: WISH-TV)

Federal Agents Descend On Home In Rural Indiana

Federal agents have descended on a compound in rural Indiana that reportedly contains a large amount of historical artifacts, including some from World War II, sources said Wednesday.

04/02/2014

The FBI released this image of a takeover robbery in East Chicago, Ind. (FBI)

Man, Woman Hold Up East Chicago Bank, Shoot At Cops

The pair forced everyone to the floor, jumped the teller’s counter and grabbed the cash drawers.

03/31/2014

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