Bensenville Standoff

Arrest Ends Standoff That Put 4 Bensenville Schools On Lockdown

A standoff between a gunman in police in west suburban Bensenville — which prompted officials to place four nearby schools on lockdown — ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon when a 36-year-old man was arrested.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

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Cicero Schools Locked Down As Suspect Barricades Himself In Apartment

An armed man shot himself in the chest Friday afternoon after barricading himself and causing the lockdown of a Cicero school.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

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2 High Schools In Will County Locked Down After Threat

Two high schools in Will County were placed on lockdown Tuesday, after a man told emergency dispatchers he was armed and planned to shoot up the Lincoln-Way Central High School campus.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Jamall Allen, 20, escaped from Cook County Jail on Jan. 22, 2012. He was captured about six hours later. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Inmate Escapes County Jail, Captured 6 Hours Later

An escape at the Cook County Jail on Sunday put the entire building on lockdown and left officers wondering one question: why?

CBS Chicago–01/22/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Official Says Downtown Chicago Won’t Be On ‘Lockdown’ For NATO/G8 Summits

The head of the host committee of the NATO/G8 Summits insists Chicago will be “open for business” as world leaders converge here this May.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

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Lake Zurich High School Locked Down Due To Suspicious Package

Lake Zurich High School was put on lockdown for a few hours this morning after a suspicious package was found.


Earl Roberts, 47, was charged Saturday afternoon with one count of first-degree murder,

No Bond For Man Charged With Murder At UIC Hospital

Bond was denied Sunday for a West Side man charged with murder for allegedly shooting his ex-wife in a Near West Side parking garage, prompting a six-hour lockdown and manhunt.


Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting overnight at the UIC Medical Center. (CBS)

Suspect Arrested After Deadly Shooting At UIC Medical Center

A suspect was in custody Friday morning after a deadly shooting at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.


St. Charles North High School (CBS)

Classes To Resume After Bullet Shuts Down St. Charles North H.S.

Classes are set to resume Friday at St. Charles North High School, in St. Charles, a day after a bullet found by a staff member in a school hallway, prompted administrators first to lock down the school, and then dismiss classes early.

WBBM Newsradio–09/30/2011

Photo Of Chalk And Chalkboard. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

St. Rita High School Briefly On Lockdown For Armed Intruder

St. Rita of Cascia High School on the city’s Southwest Side was placed on lockdown Monday morning, over concerns that an armed intruder may have been inside.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Student Tries To Bring Gun Into Northwest Side High School

Students at Foreman High School in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood were likely looking forward to the last day of school upon arriving Friday, but instead they ended up on lockdown someone brought in a gun.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

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Plainfield Homes Evacuated, School Placed On Lockdown

The Will County Sheriff’s office says three schools were on lockdown and nearby homes evacuated as authorities responded to concerns about an armed university police officer who was holed up in his home.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Vernon Hills Robbery

Police Break Up Armed Robbery That Forced Schools To Shut Down

Schools were placed on lockdown this morning following an armed robbery in the north suburbs.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Cook County Jail

Blizzard Lockdown Lifted At County Jail

A lockdown was lifted Thursday morning at the Cook County Jail, after part of the facility lost power during the blizzard this week.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Cook County Jail

Part Of Cook County Jail Loses Power In Blizzard

A maximum of security division of the Cook County Jail lost power overnight as the blizzard raged.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011

Cook County Jail

Cook County Jail On Lockdown For Blizzard

Cook County Jail will be placed on lockdown for at least 24 hours in anticipation of the blizzard heading for the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011