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Jawaun Westbrook (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Hammer Attack Near Navy Pier

Jawaun Westbrook, of the 400 block of East Ohio Street, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of aggravated battery, police said. He was due to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.

07/10/2014

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Man Arrested After Attacking Women With Hammer Near Navy Pier

Police said the women were walking on the Lakefront Path near lower Lake Shore Drive and Grand Avenue around 6:30 p.m., when a man attacked them with a hammer.

07/09/2014

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Hammer-Wielding Robbers Shake Down Victims In Lakeview

All three robberies occurred between midnight and 3:45 a.m. In each case, between one and six people approached the victim on the sidewalk and threatened the person with a hammer and demanded property.

09/30/2013

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January Trial Set In Aurora Hammer Attack

Camilo Rivera, 45, remains held in Kane County Jail on $750,000 bail, and charged with attempted murder.

09/16/2013

A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Prostitute Turns In Alleged Bank Robber

A prostitute given $300 in dye-stained $20 bills led police to the home of the man suspected of robbing a northwest suburban bank while wielding a hammer, according to the FBI.

08/09/2013

A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Armed With Hammer, Man Robs Park Ridge Bank

Police say that a man armed with a hammer who robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge visited three other bank branches in the northwest suburb before the robbery.

08/06/2013

Surveillance photo shows man who robbed the TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge on Monday. / photo from FBI

Man Armed With Hammer Robs Park Ridge Bank

A man armed with a hammer robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge.

08/05/2013

Aaron Federman, 29, allegedly struck a liquor store clerk with a hammer. (Cook County Sheriff)

Robber Attacks Liquor Store Clerk With Claw Hammer

Aaron Federman, 29, grabbed a pack of gum and went to the register, where he allegedly struck a store clerk with the hammer.

07/26/2013

Aaron Federman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Beating Liquor Store Cashier With Hammer

A man is behind bars for allegedly bludgeoning a liquor store employee with a hammer to the head during a robbery early Monday in Jefferson Park

07/26/2013

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Stroger Hospital Employee Attacked With Hammer At Work Suing Employer

A Stroger Hospital kitchen worker whose boyfriend beat her with a hammer before committing suicide last April is suing the facility’s food vendor, claiming a supervisor walked in on the attack but did nothing to stop it.

04/17/2013

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11/07/2012

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Police: Woman Critically Injured By Husband In Hammer Attack

A 39-year-old Aurora woman was in critical condition Saturday, after police said her husband attacked her with a hammer as she slept last week.

08/26/2012

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Killing Stepmom With Hammer Gets Man 38 Years In Prison

A Fox River Grove man who beat his stepmother to death with a hammer after family members urged him to seek mental health treatment has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.

03/23/2012

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Police: Man Beat Woman With Hammer, Raped Little Girl, Stabbed Dog

A Carpentersville man is being held on $3 million bond on multiple heinous crimes – including beating a woman with a hammer, raping an 8-year-old girl, and stabbing a dog.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Mark R. Lewis, 51, of Lakemoor, is charged with the beating death of his sister on June 6, 2011. He was arrested in Florida on July 14, 2011, after fleeing Illinois. (Credit: Naperville Police Department)

Court Filings: Naperville Man May Have Had Financial Motive To Kill Sister

Court filings suggest a financial motive in the murder of a Naperville woman, allegedly at the hands of her brother.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012