Phony Blackhawks shirts, caps and jerseys were among more than $180,000 worth of fake NHL memorabilia seized by the feds during tghe Stanley Cup Final and Blackhawks parade. (ICE)

Feds Seize $180K In Fake Blackhawks, Lightning Gear During Stanley Cup Final

The “Operation Team Player” initiative led to the seizure of 4,376 counterfeit items, including fake jerseys, hats, t-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs, worth an estimated $181,215 based on the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2015

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Feds: Man Admitted Putting Needles In Store Meat ‘Just For The Hell Of It’

“Every now and then I would stick one in a hamburger,”‘ the suspect reportedly told investigators. “Mostly hamburger, a couple of times I did it with a roast, maybe a pork chop every now and then.”


Andre Alfaro (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Feds Raid Portage Park Home, Find More Than 15 Child Porn Videos

A Portage Park man is facing charges after police say they discovered more than 15 pornographic videos of children at his home.


Metra Train

Metra Under Federal Scrutiny Following Safety Complaints

A team of 12 federal investigators will focus on Metra’s operations, testing, and training. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.


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Former City Of Chicago Comptroller Pleads Guilty In Kickback Case

Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery for using his former Ohio government position to secure “lucrative state business” for a friend.


Dirksen Federal Building

Midlothian Cop Used Excessive Force Twice, Federal Prosecutors Allege

Steven G. Zamiar, 46, has been indicted for allegedly beating two different people in separate incidents.


Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Blew Whistle On Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle some serious criminal and civil charges with the federal government. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Feds: Father Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against His Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana was trying to help his teenage son beat a murder rap, the feds say.


Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Judge Sentences Dolton Cop To 6 years For Nightclub Attack

Kevin Fletcher, 36, whacked two men in the head with his baton as they left Mr. Ricky’s nightclub in the south suburb back in the early hours of May 16, 2009.


Sewah Kim, 7 months, was born in South Korea. (courtesy Duquet family)

Evanston Couple Fights To Keep South Korean Baby Girl

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was in court for the latest chapter in what’s become an international and emotional drama.


Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Judge Won’t Reverse Shakedown Conviction Of Powerbroker Cellini

A federal judge Thursday denied one-time political power broker William Cellini’s latest bid for a new trial.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012


Men Face Federal Charges In String Of Robberies

Two men are now facing federal charges in the armed robberies of multiple stores and employees in Chicago and Aurora.


Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Better Use Of City’s Grant Money Could Save Taxpayers $20M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Thomson Prison

Kirk Wants Guarantee Of No Terrorists At Prison

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he is not opposed to the sale of Thomson Prison to the federal government, but says there must be one provision.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

Home for sale, file. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Critics: Home Buying Program Is Slow Going

Several new homeowners in Lake County are praising a federal program that helped them become first time buyers, although critics say the program is slow going.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011

Photo Of Michael Sarno. (AP Photo)

Jury Gets Mob Case

Jurors began deliberating in the six-week trial of Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno and four co-defendants.



Deadline Extended For Disaster Relief

The deadline for Illinois residents to apply for federal disaster assistance from summer flooding has been extended to Nov. 17 due to the large number of applicants.