Chicago Part Of Marshal’s Dragnet That Rounds Up Thousands Of Fugitives

The U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force spearheaded the local operation and was responsible for 477 felony fugitive arrests in three states: Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.


Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Boss: We’ll Have Room For Fugitives Sought In New Police Initiative

The head of Cook County Jail said she’ll find room for any and all fugitives picked up by teams of Chicago police officers and Illinois state troopers in the coming month, and put them in the jail’s custody.


Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Begin Work To Help Chicago Cops Catch Crooks

A small cadre of reinforcements has arrived for Chicago police, as dozens Illinois State Police troopers have begun their mission of helping track down wanted criminals.


Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Arrive To Help Chicago Cops Catch Fugitives

The aggressive move is underway to get bad guys off the streets in Chicago, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.


Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Troopers To Assist Chicago Police In Apprehending Fugitives

After a listening session about combating street violence, the mayor and his police superintendent disclose that more arrests will be coming, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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

ICE Agents Arrest 59 Criminals, Immigration Fugitives

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations officials have arrested 59 individuals in the Chicago area as part a month-long operation aimed at immigration violators and criminal aliens that led to nearly 300 arrests throughout the Midwest.


Joseph "Jose" Banks escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

One Of Two Escaped Bank Robbers Captured; Second Still On The Run

One of two convicted bank robbers who escaped from the federal jail in downtown Chicago this week was captured Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Jose Banks and Kenneth Conley (Credit: FBI)

FBI: Surveillance Video Shows Jail Escapees Getting Into Cab

Two convicted bank robbers remained at large on Wednesday, the day after a brazen escape from the federal jail in the Loop.


Some sort of harness dangles on the end of a makeshift rope outside the MCC. (CBS)

Two Inmates Rappel 15 Stories To Escape From Federal Jail In Loop

Two inmates escaped Tuesday morning from the federal jail in the Loop, using bedsheets tied together to rappel 15 floors to the ground.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

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After Dozen Years On Run, Couple Arrested After ‘Most Wanted’ Tip

A dozen years on the run for a couple from Illinois has ended in a small town outside Phoenix.


Sheriff's Office Sting

More Than 100 Fugitives Caught In Sting That Lured Them To Warehouse

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s latest sting has netted some 102, some of whom knew they should have known better.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011


Sheriff’s Warrant Database Leads To Dozens Of Tips, 5 Arrests

Within three days of posting active arrest warrants on their website, Cook County Sheriff’s police have received more than 100 tips and made at least five arrests of wanted fugitives.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sheriff’s Office Puts Data On Fugitives Online

Basic information on more than 44,000 fugitives -– wanted for everything from murder to writing bad checks -– will now be available to the public on the Cook County Sheriff’s website.


A Cook County unit that seeks fugitives assembles. (CBS)

County’s Warrant Squad Seeks More Than 40,000 Fugitives

A special Cook County squad is charged with seeking fugitives — tens of thousands of them. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.