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A bank was robbed in Lakeview on Aug. 5. | Photo from FBI.

FBI: North Side Bank Robbery Is Suspect’s Second

A man suspected of robbing a Lakeview neighborhood bank earlier this month struck again Saturday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood, the FBI said.

08/30/2014

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)

Man Charged In Loop Bank Robbery Believed To Be “Benchwarmer Bandit”

A man charged with robbing a bank in the Loop on Tuesday is believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, suspected by the FBI of at least five other bank jobs.

04/16/2014

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Dixon OKs $40M Settlement With Auditors Who Missed Massive Embezzlement

Officials of the northern Illinois community of Dixon approved a $40 million settlement late Tuesday with auditors and a bank in the case of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of nearly $54 million in city funds.

10/16/2013

Surveillance image of a man robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Melrose Park on July 2, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Suspect Nabbed Within Minutes Of Melrose Park Bank Robbery

A suspect was nabbed just minutes after the robbery of a west suburban bank branch Tuesday morning by a police officer who was having coffee at a Starbucks a few doors down.

07/03/2013

Image from surveillance video shows man and woman robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in McKinley Park on May 8, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Couple Robs Bank In McKinley Park

A man and woman working together robbed a bank in the Southwest Side McKinley Park neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

05/09/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Durbin Proposes Cap On Interest Rates For Payday Loans

Senator Dick Durbin said today that some of the nation’s biggest banks are now offering what are essentially payday loans, with interest rates as high as 400-percent.

04/26/2013

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Two Suburban Banks Robbed

About 9:15 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1645 Larkin Ave. and announced the robbery, a release from Elgin police said. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in an unknown direction.

03/02/2013

Surveillance image of the man suspected of robbing four Loop bank branches, including a Citibank branch at 222 W. Adams St, the robbery pictured here. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

Man Robs Fourth Loop Bank Branch

A man who robbed a Loop bank branch robbed Friday morning is suspected of three other downtown bank robberies over the past month, according to the FBI.

11/02/2012

A kitten is pictured on December 5, 2009

Court Rules Against Woman’s Will Ordering Healthy Cat To Be Euthanized

A cat from Berwyn has been spared, despite an order in the will of her deceased owner.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Texting

‘Locked Debit Card’ Text Alerts Are Fake

If you’re one of the millions of people who use banking text alerts, beware. Suspicious text messages went out to cell phones across Chicago this weekend warning of “locked debit cards.” But as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, it’s just a new take on an old scam.

12/19/2011

FBI

Man Charged With Robbing Bank Apologized For Scaring Teller

A 40-year-old man apologized for robbing a South Side bank, after he was arrested about an hour after taking $823 from a bank in the McKinley Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Lombard Bank Robbery

FBI Releases Photo Of Lombard Bank Robbery Suspect

The FBI is releasing surveillance photos of a man who robbed a west suburban bank branch Tuesday.

02/17/2011