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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

FBI

Counter-Terrorism Expert Heads FBI Chicago Office

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

11/12/2013

FBI

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

FBI

Arrests Made In Chicago As Part Of Sex Trafficking Sweep By FBI

Agents and police officers swept through 76 cities, including Chicago. Across the country, they rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps.

07/29/2013

Cory B. Nelson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Chicago office. (Credit: FBI)

Top FBI Agent In Chicago Leaving After Only 7 Months

Sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times that FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge Cory Nelson, 51, is retiring from his post as head honcho.

07/25/2013

Surveillance video image of a man robbing the Charter One Bank branch at 71 W. Wacker Dr. on May 29, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Man Robs Loop Bank

The robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker Dr.

05/30/2013

Court Generic

Prosecutors: McHenry Man Threatened To Kill U.S. Diplomats

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.

05/20/2013

Heroin

Feds Make Arrests In ‘Heroin Hotline’ Case

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.

05/16/2013

A tow truck in action. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Convicted For Extorting Tow Truck Drivers

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.

05/10/2013

FBI

FBI Kills Suspect At Bank In Richmond

FBI agents shot and killed a suspect and arrested two others at a bank in far northwest suburban Richmond on Friday, authorities said.

05/10/2013

Paris Poe (FBI)

Illinois Fugitive Arrested In Wisconsin

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.

05/02/2013

Ahmad Tounisi allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Federal Suspect’s Father: My Son Is No Terrorist

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.

04/22/2013

Sacred Heart Hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd. in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Arrest Six In Kickback Scheme At Sacred Heart Hospital

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.

04/16/2013

John Wayne Gacy

FBI Checking Gacy Travel Records For Links To Unsolved Murders

The search for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is now in the hands of the FBI.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

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