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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

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)

$5,000 Reward For Arrest Of ‘Benchwarmer Bandit’

The suspect, given the moniker the “Benchwarmer Bandit” by the FBI, is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s to early 30s, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet with brown hair, brown eyes and facial hair.

03/27/2014

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Unplayed Blagojevich Tapes Added To Record, Will Stay Sealed

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trials have been made part of the official appellate record.

03/12/2014

The bank-robbery suspect known as the "Shady Bandit." (FBI)

‘Shady Bandit’ Robs Latest Chicago Bank

The female suspect, known for wearing dark sunglasses, made a verbal demand and fled with money from the TCF Bank branch at 5516 N. Clark Street on Thursday afternoon, the FBI said.

03/06/2014

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FBI: Man Arrested After Naperville Bank Robbery

A man suspected of robbing a PNC Bank branch in west suburban Naperville Friday afternoon was arrested.

02/14/2014

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

Jurors See Video Of Ex-Cop Discussing Gruesome Torture-Murder Plot

Jurors watched videotape footage of former Chicago cop Steve Mandell laughing as he discussed mutilating the genitals of a businessman as part of a macabre alleged double murder plot Friday morning.

02/14/2014

Herminio Bahena-Santana (left) and Sandra Gonzalez (right). (Photos from FBI)

FBI: Missing Teenage Girl From Houston Was Last Seen In Des Plaines

The FBI is searching for a 16-year-old girl from Houston, Texas, who was last seen in northwest suburban Des Plaines.

02/08/2014

Surveillance images of the so-called "Elmer Fudd Bandit" robbing various banks in the Chicago area in October 2012. (Credit: Bandit Tracker)

FBI: ‘Elmer Fudd Bandit’ Arrested In Kentucky

A man dubbed the “Elmer Fudd Bandit” — believed to have robbed four Chicago area banks and attempted a fifth in 2012 — was charged by a federal grand jury indictment on Thursday.

01/17/2014

The Hooded Bandit (Credit: FBI)

$5,000 Reward Offered For ‘Hooded Bandit’ Bank Robber

reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture of the “Hooded Bandit,” a man suspected of committing at least five bank robberies in the northwest suburbs.

12/12/2013

A Bank of America branch in Homewood was robbed Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Standoff After Homewood Bank Robbery Ends, Three Suspects In Custody

It was a tense afternoon for everyone living or working near a Bank of America branch in Homewood following a robbery and manhunt.

12/04/2013

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Counter-Terrorism Expert Heads FBI Chicago Office

A counterterrorism expert has taken the reins of Chicago’s FBI office.

11/12/2013

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Feds Announce Charges Against Gang Members

The incoming U.S. attorney for Chicago faces increasing pressure to help make streets safer, rather than go after crooked politicians.

09/26/2013

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Adel Daoud

Terror Suspect Now Charged With Soliciting Murder Of FBI Agent

Adel Daoud, 19, was arrested in September and accused of attempting to blow up neighboring bars in the South Loop.

08/29/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Wants Feds To Fight Gangs In Chicago

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.

08/19/2013

Paul Fronczak, 49, grew up believing he had been kidnapped from a Chicago hospital in 1964 when he was a newborn, and reunited with his parents in 1965, but DNA testing earlier this year revealed he wasn't that baby. The FBI has reopened the case, hoping to find the real Paul Fronczak.

FBI Reopens 1964 Kidnapping Case

The FBI has re-opened a 1964 kidnapping case in Chicago, after DNA evidence revealed the man believed to have been the victim was not the infant who was taken from Michael Reese Hospital nearly 50 years ago.

08/08/2013

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