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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

The Bully Bandit (Credit: CBS)

“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

The Bully Bandit (Credit: CBS)

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

Images of an unknown man who appeared in a video for the terrorist group ISIS. (Credit: FBI provided images.)

FBI Asks For Help Identifying Man In ISIS Video

The day after a suburban teen faces a judge, accused of trying to fly to Syria to support terrorism, the FBI is waging war on ISIS.

10/07/2014

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

Feds: Bolingbrook Teen Tried To Go To Syria To Join ISIS

FBI agents have arrested a southwest suburban teenager, for allegedly trying to travel overseas to join the terrorist group ISIS.

10/06/2014

Operation Warm Coat

Fund-Raiser To Provide New Winter Coats To Kids

The children of Burke Elementary School need your help.

10/01/2014

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Suspect In Air-Traffic Disaster Apologizes Online For ‘Leaving Big Mess’

Brian Howard was charged in federal court with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, the FBI said in a news release.

09/26/2014

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Expert: Chicago A Target For Terrorist Attacks, Recruitment

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports there is concern and admission that Chicago could be a target of an attack, and a target for terrorist recruiters.

09/23/2014

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

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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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