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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

FBI

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

terror

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

Flossmoor Police (CBS)

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

FBI

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

Court Generic

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

Laser pointer (CBS)

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

Adel Daoud

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

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