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Nancy Rish (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Nancy Rish To Make New Bid For Clemency In 1987 Murder Case

A woman who has long maintained she took no part in an infamous 1987 kidnapping and murder in Kankakee was set to make another bid to get out of prison on Tuesday.

07/08/2014

Jose Quilambaqui (left) and Carlos Quizhpi (right) have been accused of keeping Quilabaqui's 15-year-old son handcuffed to a table saw for as long as a week. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Boy Held, Beaten For A Week By Father And Godfather

Police said the boy was held in the basement of an Albany Park barber shop for a week; handcuffed to a table saw, and regularly beaten with a belt.

06/27/2014

A woman in purdah holds a sign as she takes part in a rally called by members of Lagos' based civil society groups, for the release of the kidnapped Chibok school girls, outside the state government house in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 5, 2014. Boko Haram on May 5 claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as 'slaves'. 'I abducted your girls,' the Islamist group's leader Abubakar Shekau said in the 57-minute video obtained by AFP, referring to the 276 students kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno state on April 14, 2014. (Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

Chicago area Islamic groups were coming together Thursday to express their collective outrage at a crime that has horrified the world; the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a terrorist group in Nigeria.

05/08/2014

Nathaniel Lawson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Kidnapping Baby Daughter At Gunpoint

Nathaniel Lawson, 22, was charged with one count of home invasion, child abduction, aggravated unlawful restraint and robbery – all felonies – according to a statement from Chicago Police.

05/06/2014

A 4-month-old girl was found safe, several hours after her father allegedly kidnapped her at gunpoint. (Credit: CBS)

Infant Safe, Dad Arrested After Avalon Park Kidnapping

Amaris Lawson and her parents were visiting her grandfather Sunday night when her father got into an argument and was kicked out. But he returned later with a gun, and kidnapped his daughter.

05/05/2014

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Feds: Credit Card Fraud Boss Threatened Rival Would Be ‘Cut Into Pieces’

The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say.

04/21/2014

Heriberto Ramirez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

No Bail For Man Charged In Gang Initiation Beating

Heriberto Ramirez was one of at least three gang members who blindfolded the 15-year-old boy on March 16 before taking him to an undisclosed location where — after refusing to join their gang — he was punched, kicked, stabbed, and robbed, prosecutors said in court.

03/24/2014

Jose Reyes (Credit: Mundelein Police)

Fitness Evaluation Ordered For Man Accused Mundelein Kidnapping, Rape

Jose Reyes, 28, who worked in Libertyville, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping and production of child pornography.

03/21/2014

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Teen Charged With Attempted Murder In Gang Initiation Beating

The 16-year-old and “several other offenders” hit, stabbed and robbed a 15-year-old boy in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue after he refused to join the gang.

03/17/2014

Sam Miller of Dallas (CBS)

Texas Man Facing Grim Prognosis Wants To Know: Is He The Kidnapped Fronczak Baby?

Meet Sam Miller of Dallas. He suffers from an incurable disease and may soon need a new kidney to survive. A blood relative could provide one. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

02/28/2014

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Police: Man Who Kidnapped Daughter Still On The Loose

Police are searching for a man who kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter for several hours before she was reunited with her mother Thursday night in south suburban Lansing.

01/24/2014

James Martin (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 20 Years For Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend And Her Daughters

James Martin, 43, was previously convicted of multiple felonies, including aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery and unlawful restraint.

01/17/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop Says Recorded Conversation About Torture-Murder Was All Talk

Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. But it was all talk, he told jurors.

01/09/2014

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Kidnapping Victim Found Slain In West Englewood

Sources said the man’s friend was found shot to death in a stairwell less than two miles away last week, and authorities believe the deaths are related.

11/13/2013

Jose E. Reyes (Mundelein Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Kidnapped 3-Year-Old Girl

Charges of sexual assault and child pornography have been filed against a Chicago man who allegedly abducted a 3-year-old north suburban girl in September, then returned her a short time later.

11/08/2013

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Merrillville Man Gets 5 Years For Helping Woman Kidnap ‘Date’

A Merrillville, Ind., man will serve five years in prison, two years less than the mandatory minimum, for his role in kidnapping an Illinois man who thought he was going on a date, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

10/19/2013

Charged in an alleged kidnapping plot are, from left, Lucus Prentiss; Jerry L. McCullum and Billy Nelson; and a fourth suspect not pictured. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Four Charged With Kidnapping Businessman For Ransom

The 31-year-old man was leaving his home in the 2800 block of North Austin Avenue about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when four masked men forced him into a rental truck at gunpoint then bound him with duct tape, police said.

08/23/2013

Paul Fronczak, 49, grew up believing he had been kidnapped from a Chicago hospital in 1964 when he was a newborn, and reunited with his parents in 1965, but DNA testing earlier this year revealed he wasn't that baby. The FBI has reopened the case, hoping to find the real Paul Fronczak.

FBI Reopens 1964 Kidnapping Case

The FBI has re-opened a 1964 kidnapping case in Chicago, after DNA evidence revealed the man believed to have been the victim was not the infant who was taken from Michael Reese Hospital nearly 50 years ago.

08/08/2013

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Police: Man Tried To Kidnap Woman Walking On NW Side

Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a woman walking in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood last week on the Northwest Side.

07/01/2013

Myrelle Lockett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Sex Trafficking For Second Time In Cook County

A man previously convicted of sex trafficking in Cook County has been charged again, this time for allegedly kidnapping a Minnesota woman and bringing her to Chicago to work in the sex trade.

06/19/2013

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