The incoming U.S. attorney for Chicago faces increasing pressure to help make streets safer, rather than go after crooked politicians.
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
Adel Daoud, 19, was arrested in September and accused of attempting to blow up neighboring bars in the South Loop.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.
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.
Agents and police officers swept through 76 cities, including Chicago. Across the country, they rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps.
Sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times that FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge Cory Nelson, 51, is retiring from his post as head honcho.
The robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker Dr.
Federal prosecutors say a McHenry man was so angry about his wife’s failure to get a visa, that he threatened the lives of American diplomats, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
The defendants allegedly worked together to provide customers with heroin, usually in capsule form, in exchange for cash, after customers called a specific telephone number to place an order.
A Chicago Police officer who allegedly sought and received extortion payments from tow truck drivers for steering vehicle tows from accident scenes was convicted on Friday as part of the FBI’s Operation Tow Scam corruption probe.
FBI agents shot and killed a suspect and arrested two others at a bank in far northwest suburban Richmond on Friday, authorities said.
An Illinois fugitive was arrested Thursday evening on a Madison highway after a daylong manhunt in south-central Wisconsin that drove several local schools to lock down for hours and left neighbors on edge, police said.
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi of Aurora is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He is expected to make an appearance in federal court Tuesday morning.
Federal authorities have arrested the owner of Sacred Heart Hospital on the West Side, as well as another top executive and four doctors, for an alleged kickback scheme.
The search for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is now in the hands of the FBI.
A 39-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Lincoln Park bank with his face wrapped in tape, but federal authorities have not yet officially tied him to a string of bank robberies committed by the so-called “Mummy Bandit.”
The robber who knocked over a TCF branch bank in a North Center Jewel over the weekend – a suspect wanted in connection with at least four other bank robberies – has been dubbed “The Mummy Bandit” by federal officials.
The FBI identified the man as “The Bully Bandit” and reminded the public there is a $15,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
William Tapes allegedly tried to hit an FBI agent with a car as he was trying to get away after stealing two hubcaps outside a Near West Side Jewel-Osco on Monday.