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An 18-year-old woman was raped Saturday night near the Congress Theater in Logan Square. (CBS)

Third Teen Charged In Rape Of Woman Outside Congress Theater

Another teenager has been charged in the brutal attack of an intoxicated 18-year-old Highland Park woman outside a New Year’s Eve concert at the Congress Theater, authorities said.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

William Cruz, 30, was charged with aggravated kidnapping in the abduction of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son. (Credit: Palatine Police Department)

Palatine Man Charged With Kidnapping Girlfriend’s Son, 8

A 30-year-old man has been charged with abducting his girlfriend’s son last week in Palatine.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Rachel E. Schram (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Breaking Victim’s Nose

DNA evidence led to charges against a Chicago woman accused of kidnapping a 50-year-old woman, beating her and leaving her with a broken nose last year in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, police said.

01/16/2012

Crime tape surrounded the home on Orchard Court in Lynwood, where the body of Eugene White was found shot three times early Monday. (CBS)

Mystery Deepens In Shooting Death Of Lynwood Man Whose Wife Says She Was Kidnapped

A 56-year-old Lynwood man has been found murdered inside his home in south suburban Lynwood, and police are investigating his wife’s claims she was kidnapped.

11/28/2011

Jury Box

Grandmother Recalls Kidnapping That Granddaughter Helped Orchestrate

Testimony in a federal drug conspiracy trial this week detailed a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme orchestrated by the victim’s granddaughter.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

A 17-year-old girl waiting at this bus stop in the 300 block of North Kedzie Avenue was kidnapped on Nov. 14, 2011, and taken to a garage, where she later escaped. (Credit: CBS)

Girl Escapes After Being Kidnapped On West Side

A 17-year-old girl escaped to safety this week after being kidnapped at a bus stop on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Sir Wilfred Camaligan (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

Bond Denied For Suspect After Woman Was Held Captive For 2 Months

More details are emerging about an ordeal suffered by a 20-year-old woman, who was held captive inside a Jefferson Park neighborhood apartment for two months.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

Sir Wilfred Camaligan (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

Woman Kidnapped And Abused For Two Months On NW Side, Police Say

A woman was held for more than two months against her will and regularly abused by a former boyfriend who has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and domestic battery in the case, police said.

09/24/2011

Martin Jonassen, 55, allegedly kidnapped his daughter from her Missouri home then kept her tied up in a northwest Indiana motel room. (Credit: Portage Police)

Police: Father Kidnapped Woman Who Escaped, Ran Off Naked

Prosecutors in Northwest Indiana say it will be some time before they get to the bottom of a bizarre crime yesterday involving a father and daughter.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2011

Michael Sanchez and Emily Machado (Family Photo)

Dad Wants ‘No-Fly List’ For Kids In Midst Of Custody Disputes

A Chicago area father is pushing for a no-fly list for kids, because he says it could help parents whose children have been kidnapped. Michael Sanchez’s own daughter was taken away, all the way to Brazil, when she was kidnapped by her biological mother.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

1957 Sycamore Murder Suspect Arraigned

The man charged with kidnapping and killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph more than 50 years ago made his first appearance in an Illinois courtroom on Thursday, a day after he was extradited from Seattle.

07/28/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cop Catches Baby Thrown At Him By Kidnapping Suspect

A kidnapping suspect used an unconventional and dangerous method of trying to avoid arrest early Monday – police said he tossed the newborn baby he was holding at two police officers responding to a domestic disturbance.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Taytum Lewis

Downstate Mom ‘Overjoyed’ That Kidnapped Daughter Is Safe

The mother of a kidnapped 4-year-old downstate girl says she is “very much overjoyed” that her daughter was found in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Taytum Lewis

UPDATED: Missing 4-Year-Old Girl From Mt. Carmel Found In Chicago

A 48-year-old man was in custody on Monday, charged with kidnapping after he allegedly took his 4-year-old niece without her parents’ permission in downstate Mount Carmel over the weekend and was then found in downtown Chicago Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Prosecutor: Suspect In 1957 Murder To Return To Illinois Soon

The DeKalb County prosecutor said Tuesday that the man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl could be sent back to Illinois within weeks.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Shaquille O'Neal

LA Man Testifies Kidnappers Beat Him Over O’Neal

A Los Angeles music producer testified that gang members kidnapped him in 2008 and told him the reason was an “issue” with Shaquille O’Neal and his business partner.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2011

Shaquille O'Neal

Alleged Shaq Sex Tape Linked To Gang Kidnapping And Beating

Members of a Los Angeles street gang are facing charges in the 2008 beating of a man who claimed he had a sex tape of Shaquille O’Neal and that the former NBA star was behind the attack.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

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Parents In Lake Villa Warned Of Suspicious White Van

North suburban police are keeping an eye out for a white van that has triggered warnings to parents of school-age children.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

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North Burb Woman Charged In Fatal Hijacking, Kidnapping

Police say an 18-year-old north suburban woman was criminally involved in a March 30 hijacking that ended in the death of a man when the vehicle he took at knifepoint from an acquaintance crashed into a restaurant wall.

04/13/2011

Jamaal Charles, 24

Man Held For Sex Assault, Kidnapping

Sexual assault and kidnapping charges have been brought against a man accused of forcing a woman into his vehicle at gunpoint and attacking her.

03/20/2011

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