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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James Martin, 43, was previously convicted of multiple felonies, including aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery and unlawful restraint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a woman walking in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood last week on the Northwest Side.
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.