Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Baby Dies After Woodlawn Shooting; ‘Senseless, Despicable Act’

A 6-month-old girl died Tuesday morning, hours after she and her father were shot multiple times while he was changing her diaper in the family van in the Woodlawn neighborhood — a crime the mayor described as “a senseless, despicable act.”

CBS Chicago–03/12/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Reward Increased In Kenwood Teen’s Slaying

As Kenwood neighborhood residents gathered at a local high school to remember a slain honors student Friday, a group of Chicago ministers announced the reward for information helping find Hadiya Pendleton’s killer has risen to $30,000.


The reward for information leading to the capture of Police Officer Clifton Lewis'  killer has been increased to $40,000.

Reward Increased In Cop Killing

Chicago Police have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of another suspect responsible for the murder of an off duty officer a year ago.


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Students Robbed At Gunpoint Outside School; Reward Offered

Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever robbed a student at gunpoint outside the school.


Pearl, the Alt family's dog, died when she suffocated after she was caught in an animal trap that police said was apparently intentionally set. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Rewards Being Offered In Case Of Dog Caught In Trap

A number of rewards are being offered in connection with the Dec. 8 death of a dog killed by a trap set in its owner’s backyard during broad daylight.


Mikias T. Tibebu, 18, was killed in a hit-and-run. (CBS)

Family Increases Reward In Search For Answers In Teen’s Hit-And-Run Death

Six days after a Schaumburg High School track star died in a hit-and-run accident, police still had few answers.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2012

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

$6,000 Reward For Stable Burglary Info

A $6,000 reward has been offered for information about a burglary at a Chicago Police Department stable that left two horses injured last week in the South Shore neighborhood.


Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

$10K Reward Offered In Murder Of Wheaton Volleyball Star

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who shot and killed a former volleyball player from Wheaton, who was gunned down in her car in St. Louis over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Vandals sprayed graffiti at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, on the north end of a wall honoring fallen police officers, on June 14, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Chicago Police Memorial Wall Vandalized

Police were offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever sprayed graffiti on the Gold Star Families Memorial to fallen police officers near Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2012

Estrella Carrera, 26, was found stabbed to death in her apartment in Burbank, two days after her wedding. She was wearing the same dress she had on as she celebrated her marriage with her family on her wedding night. (Family Photo)

Police Offering $10,000 Reward In Case Of Murdered Bride

Burbank Police say they believe the newlywed accused of stabbing his bride to death almost two weeks ago may be in central Mexico.


Surveillance images of the February 10, 2012 robbery at the TCF Bank branch in the 1400 block of Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows.

$5K Reward Offered To Find Suburban Bank Robbers

A $5,000 reward is being offered in hopes of finding two men — including one wearing a paintball mask — who robbed a northwest suburban bank last month.


Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul (Credit: CBS)

Family Offers Reward In Nearly Year-Old Case Of Missing Doctor

The ex-husband of an eye doctor missing for nearly a year from Munster, Ind., is glad about a reward for information being offered by her family.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Dustin McCowan is charged with murder in the death of Amanda Bach, 19. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Amanda Bach Murder Suspect’s Allies Offer Reward For ‘Real’ Killer

Police in northwest Indiana want nothing to do with a reward that is being offered in a murder case.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Yasmin Acree Age-Enhanced Photo

Family Marks 4th Anniversary Of Yasmin Acree’s Disappearance

Four years ago Sunday, a 14-year-old Austin High School student disappeared from her home. Saturday, more than 50 family members, police, community residents and ministers joined in prayers for her return.

WBBM Newsradio–01/15/2012

Gabby Drozdz, 18, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Lake Zurich. (Courtesy: Justin Gregory)

Reward Doubled In Deadly Lake Zurich Hit-And-Run

The amount of reward money has doubled for information about a deadly hit-and-run accident this past summer in Lake Zurich.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Gabby Drozdz, 18, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Lake Zurich. (Courtesy: Justin Gregory)

Lake Zurich Rallies To Raise Reward In Deadly Hit-And-Run

The Lake Zurich community is rallying around the family of a teenage girl killed in a hit-and-run car accident, by raising funds to help find a suspect in her death.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Source: Facebook)

Police Ask For Help Solving Girl’s Stabbing, Offer $60K Reward

The reward has increased to $60,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Lyons Township High School freshman, found stabbed to death Thursday following an apparent burglary in her family’s Indian Head Park home.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Darius Brown, 13, was killed while playing a game of pickup basketball at a park in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on Aug. 3, 2011. He died early the next morning. (Brown Family Photo)

$10,000 Reward Offered For Solving 13-Year-Old Boy’s Murder

A $10,000 reward is now being offered in hopes of finding the gunman who shot and killed Darius Brown, 13, as he played basketball earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Gabby Drozdz, 18, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Lake Zurich. (Courtesy: Justin Gregory)

Family Offering Reward In Lake Zurich Teen’s Death

The family of the Lake Zurich teen who died in a weekend hit-and-run is now offering a reward for information about the driver.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Chicago Police Department logo

New Reward Program Offers Cash For Tips In Cop Shootings

Bill Kugelman, a former Chicago firefighter, has helped start a program that offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction when a Chicago police officer is shot or shot at.