New Cook County Prosecutor Sets Higher Bar For Charging Shoplifters With A FelonyCiting limited resources, State's Attorney Kim Foxx signals her office won't approve felony charges unless the stolen property is valued at more than $1,000. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Dispatcher Charged With Pawning Stolen Fire EquipmentA dispatcher for a south suburban fire department has been charged with buying stolen fire equipment to sell at a south suburban pawn shop.
State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller, Last Home SoldProsecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.
Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With CorruptionA Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Evanston Coin Shop Owner Charged With Buying Stolen GoodsThe owner of a popular coin shop in Evanston has been jailed, on allegations some of his biggest customers were crooks, and he knew it.
Teen Charged With Stealing Lottery Ticket, Taking $10,000A winning $10,000 Illinois Lottery ticket has turned out to be unlucky for a 19-year old man from the northwest suburbs.
Drunk Driver Gets Mugshot For The AgesIt’s said a picture is worth a thousand words and in this case it’s all we got.
Former Ambulance Service Exec Admits To EmbezzlementA former ambulance service executive from Wayne, Ill., has admitted to embezzling from her company, while making a $200,000 salary.
Ex-State Contractor Gets Probation For Defrauding TaxpayersA contractor with ties to deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to probation Monday, after admitting to using a state drug-screening contract to bilk taxpayers out of thousands of dollars.
Man Who Swallowed Diamond Ring Pleads Guilty To TheftA man whose theft of a diamond ring from a west suburban home was proven by an X-ray of his stomach pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 12 days in jail and two years’ probation.
Repairman Charged With Stealing Diamond Ring, Swallowing ItA home repairman is charged with stealing a diamond ring from the owners of a house where he was working, then swallowing it when he got caught.
Serial Metal Thief Arrested For Stealing Aluminum PanelsA 46-year-old man who sold 22 identical aluminum panels to a scrap metal yard in Alsip has been charged with a series of metal thefts in the southwestern suburbs.