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

Ex-Cop Gets Life, Plus Five Years, In Gruesome Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot

A twisted murder plot by a former Chicago police officer ended Thursday with Steve Mandell sentenced to life in prison, plus five years.

12/11/2014

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Person In Custody After Shooting, Kidnapping In Riverdale

A domestic incident Tuesday evening in south suburban Riverdale led to the shooting death of one man, the kidnapping of two children, and a high-speed chase that ended in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

12/03/2014

Parris Tillotson (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Police: Man Stole Vehicle, Kidnapped Occupants

Parris D. Tillotson, 23, displayed a weapon and wore a mask when he stole a vehicle carrying three people about 3:50 a.m. near the 300 block of Beacon, Munster police said.

12/01/2014

Christian Loga-Negru (Racine County Sheriff)

Suburban Woman’s Murder In Wisconsin Resembles 2004 Kidnapping Case

An Arlington Heights man was being held on $1 million bail in Wisconsin, charged with killing his estranged wife with a hatchet, after she had fled to Mount Pleasant to stay with friends who offered her shelter from her husband. The murder brings to mind the story of another woman who was kidnapped in Racine County in 2004.

11/21/2014

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

Lawyer Seeks Less Than 12 Years For Ex-Cop In Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot

Steve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.

11/14/2014

Daniel Garcia (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Kidnapping, Raping, Robbing Woman

A Humboldt Park man was being held without bail for allegedly kidnapping and brutally raping a woman after she left a party at the Godfrey Hotel.

10/06/2014

Charles Esw. (Credit: Bedford Park Police)

Chicago Man Charged With Kidnapping After Standoff On Cicero Avenue

A Chicago man has been charged with kidnapping two kids and engaging in a standoff with police on Cicero Avenue Monday afternoon.

09/23/2014

Olachi Etoh (Credit; Chicago Police

Woman Charged With Kidnapping After Grabbing Boy At O’Hare

A woman has been charged with kidnapping after she grabbed a two-year-old boy at O’Hare International Airport and tried to run away with him Tuesday afternoon.

09/03/2014

Antoinette Knox (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

$250K Bond For Woman Charged With Kidnapping Kids From Foster Parent

Antoinette Knox, 26, took her two biological children–a 9-month-old boy and a 4-year-old girl–from their foster parent about 4:45 p.m. on July 17 in the 900 block of East 80th Street.

07/23/2014

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

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