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DeKalb Prosecutor Asks State Police To Investigate NIU Cops In Rape Case

The accused in that rape case is a former NIU police officer, Andrew Rifkin. He was charged with sexually assaulting a student last year and then fired by the NIU Police Department.


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Two Shot By Police On South Side

Police shot two people in separate shootings on the South Side Sunday night.


Holly Womack disappeared three weeks ago in Gary, Ind. (CBS)

Gary Woman Disappears After Being Dropped Off At Shelter

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports on the 30-year-old woman’s disappearance and her family’s frantic search.


A 14-year-old girl foiled a burglar Wednesday morning. (CBS)

Highland, Ind. Teen Foils Home Invader

With only seconds to react, a 14-year-old girl’s quick thinking helped her and her brother escape from harm. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.


This surveillance image is of a suspect who is believed to have attacked a customer at Ross in Merrillville, Ind. (Surveillance video)

VIDEO: Mom Holding Baby Attacked At Ind. Store

A woman went to a Northwest Indiana retailer to buy a gift and ended up getting assaulted. Now, Hobart police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.


Aneta M. Marsek, 33, of Volo, Ill. and her two children – four-month-old Macenzie and Chevelle, 2 -- have been missing since Saturday, police say. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Mom, 2 Daughters Found Safe, In Wisconsin

A missing Volo, Ill. woman and her two young daughters have been located safely — in the Wisconsin Dells.


A 13-year-old girl was shot along with an adult woman Sunday while they sat in a car at this station. (CBS)

13-Year-Old Girl, 4 Others Shot On Far South Side

A woman and a teenage girl were in critical condition after they were shot Sunday afternoon at a gas station in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.



Suit: School Officials Illegally Strip-Searched Boy

The principal and assistant principal of a north suburban middle school subjected a 13-year-old boy to a strip search — visible to anyone outside the conference room they were in — because they suspected he had marijuana, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the boy’s mother.


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Report: Minority Students Turned In To Police In School Disproportionately Often

An investigation finds a disproportionate number of black and Hispanic high school students are turned over to police for infractions that result in other students being less severely disciplined.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

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Police Shoot Suspect Who Threatened Officers With Tire Iron

Chicago police shot a man who was threatening officers with a tire iron late Sunday night.


Supt. Garry McCarthy

Police Making Plans If Students Miss School Due To Strike

The Chicago police superintendent says he’ll be ready if police have to deal with the sudden exodus of students from the classroom to the street – in case there’s a strike.


A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Computer Pranksters Draw Swarms Of Cops To Cary Home

Late Wednesday afternoon, Cary police say they received a computer message from a 16-year-old boy who claimed there had been a shooting in a home on Adare Drive. The teen said he was hiding in an upstairs room.


Police released this sketch of a suspect who allegedly tried to abduct a young person in Marquette Park. (Chicago Police)

Man Tries To Abduct Child From SW Side Store

A man tried to abduct a child from a store in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood last week and now police are warning parents to be on the alert.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Has Hands Full With Union Negotiations

If you think negotiations with Chicago teachers were tough, wait until you see what happens when the city sits down with representatives for police and firefighters. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.



Man Charged With Trying To Trick Naperville Police Into Driving Him Home

An Aurora man is facing charges, after he allegedly tried to trick Naperville police into giving him a ride home from work.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

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Ground Broken For New DuPage Investigation Center Honoring Jeanine Nicarico

Ground has been broken for the new Jeanine Nicarico Advocacy Center in Wheaton.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses strategy to target businesses that may be magnets for crime. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Reforms Are Needed To Police Disability Rules

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is demanding reforms in the city’s police disability rules, after some apparently major abuses have been uncovered.

WBBM Newsradio–07/16/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.


A Chicago police officer walks through the crowd at the Taste Of Chicago in 2010. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Smaller Taste Of Chicago Won’t Mean Less Security

Taste of Chicago opens on Wednesday, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he’s putting “adequate resources” on the streets to keep them safe during the festival.


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Police Issue Warning After Downtown Robberies

Chicago Police are warning people after a series of overnight downtown robberies over the past two weeks.