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Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Ex-Con Homesick For Prison To Be Sentenced For Bank Robbery

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

04/17/2014

Hojin Lee (Credit: Niles police)

Man Charged With Abandoning Dog After Eviction From Apartment

A 37-year old homeless man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning his dog in an empty apartment in the northern suburbs.

03/19/2014

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Holiday Grinch Steals Hundreds From Charity Jar

A north suburban police department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who allegedly stole more than $250 from a charitable contribution jar.

12/11/2013

Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Feds: Elderly Felon Robbed Bank So He Could Return To Prison

An aging ex-con who deliberately got caught robbing a bank so he could go back to prison should have his wish fulfilled, federal prosecutors say.

11/22/2013

(Left to right) Stevan Bulatovic, Nikolas Pena, and Michael Staples are accused of stealing cash and valuables from at least 100 cars, most of them unlocked. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Three Charged With Burglarizing More Than 100 Cars

Police credited a call from a local resident who provided a description of the thieves led officers to one of the suspects, and arrests of the other two soon followed.

11/19/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.

10/29/2013

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Four Hurt In Six-Car Crash In Niles

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was westbound on Dempster Street just before 11 p.m. when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit a taxi head-on, according to Niles police.

10/24/2013

Lifeway Foods produces kefir drinks in the Chicago area. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Lifeway Foods

Lifeway Foods calls it the champagne of milks: a yogurt-like drink full of calcium and protein called kefir. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

10/11/2013

A dog displaced by the destruction of a Niles no-kill shelter. (CBS)

Destroyed Animal Shelter Will Hold Adoption-Donation Event This Weekend

Offers of help are pouring in for a Niles animal shelter that was decimated when a runaway school bus plowed into it earlier this week. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/03/2013

Leaning Tower Of Niles (CBS File Photo)

Niles Trustee Insists Leaning Tower Can Be Saved

Engineers have brought the 840-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa back from the brink. Now, a $23,000 engineering study is being done to determine what is needed to save the concrete replica in Niles.

09/05/2013

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Police: Man Tried To Lure Teen With Ice Cream In Niles

Niles police are looking for a man who tried to entice a teenage girl to go with him Wednesday evening.

08/09/2013

Chicago Police officer Sean Patrick Dailey charged with disorderly conduct for making a false police report to avoid a DUI in Niles.  (Photo Courtesy Chicago Sun-Times)

Off-Duty Cop On Trial For Fake 911 Call After Being Pulled Over In Niles

“Do you know who I am?” Cook County prosecutors said the tipsy off-duty tactical Chicago Police officer boasted, slurring his words in the early morning hours of Nov. 5, 2010.

06/06/2013

Niles police recovered 12 chainsaws allegedly stolen from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin. Ali Ivanov, 34, has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing the chainsaws and selling them on Craigslist. (Credit: Niles Police)

Man Arrested In Niles For Stealing, Selling Chainsaws

Niles police allege he worked with at least one other man and a couple women to lift expensive chainsaws from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin.

05/13/2013

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Motorist Performing Lewd Act Runs Over Pedestrian In Niles

A Niles man told police that he was hit by a car driven by a man who had been exposing himself just seconds earlier.

04/24/2013

The swollen Des Plaines River reaches near the Madison Street Bridge near Maywood and Oak Park. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Niles Honors 3 Employees Who Saved Bicyclist From Flood Waters

The Village of Niles is honoring three public services department employees tonight who rescued a bicyclist from flood waters last Thursday morning.

04/23/2013

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Man Killed In Niles Crash

A man was killed in a crash in north suburban Niles early Saturday.

04/06/2013

Luigi, a seven-month old Pomeranian that was stolen from a vehicle last Monday. (Credit: Niles Police)

Stolen Puppy Found Safe, Woman Charged

A puppy is back with its rightful owners after it was stolen from a car in Niles on Monday afternoon.

04/04/2013

Luigi, a seven-month old Pomeranian that was stolen from a vehicle last Monday. (Credit: Niles Police)

Woman Has Dog Stolen From Car In Niles

(UPDATE 4/4/2013: The puppy has been found and return to its owners) NILES, Ill. (CBS) – A woman had her dog stolen after leaving it in a parked car on the 5700 block of Touhy […]

04/03/2013

Jason Logsdon is charged with robbing several hair salons in Chicago and the suburbs in early 2013. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Hair Salon Robberies

Jason Logsdon, who took on the media-created “Bad Hair Bandit” moniker after allegedly robbing several salons throughout the Chicago area, pled not guilty Friday to five counts of armed robbery, Pioneer Press is reporting.

03/08/2013

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2 Hurt In Crash After Police Chase Through City And Suburbs

A car chase that started in southwest suburban Burbank and ended in a crash in north suburban Niles injured two people Thursday night, police said.

03/01/2013

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