Eric Thor Hakala (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

$1M Bond For Man Who Posed As Teen Online To Get Girls’ Photos

Eric Thor Hakala, 37, allegedly created a fake Facebook account under the alias “Mike Evans,” claiming to be a 15-year-old from St. Charles East High School, in order to trade inappropriate photos with teenage girls.


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Teenage Boy Shot In Pullman

A teenage boy was shot Monday afternoon in the South Side Pullman neighborhood.


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Teen Shot In Humboldt Park

A 16-year-old boy was shot three times Wednesday afternoon in the Northwest Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.


One teen was killed when a car slammed into this house in Aurora. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

One Killed When Car Full Of Teens Crashes Into House

A teenager is dead after a tragic overnight crash in Aurora.


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FBI: Lansing Man Caught Trying To Lure Teen Into Sex

A south suburban man arranged to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, but she turned out to be an undercover law enforcement officer, the FBI announced Tuesday.


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Elgin Teen Charged With Using Stranger’s Apartment As Cooling Center

An Elgin teen is accused of using a stranger’s apartment as a cooling center during the sweltering heat wave Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Teen Dies After Being Pulled From Lake At North Av. Beach

Family and friends are mourning after an 8th grade graduation celebration turned tragic at North Avenue Beach, when a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming with friends.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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Police Search For Gunman Who Killed Teen In Washington Park Neighborhood

Police continue to search for a gunman who shot and killed a teenager in the Washington Park neighborhood overnight.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

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Teenager Shot In Head In Pullman Neighborhood

A teenage boy was shot in the head in the South Side Pullman neighborhood Monday night.


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Teen Shot To Death On Southwest Side Front Porch

Marvis Brown Jr.’s father speculates the teen was the victim of mistaken identity when he was fatally shot on the front porch of a home in the Marquette Park neighborhood.


A car crashed into an Aurora home at a T-intersection on Rt. 31 & Mooseheart Rd. (Credit : CBS)

Teen Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Child’s Bedroom

A teenage driver was killed, and a 2-year-old child narrowly escaped death or serious injury, when a car went airborne and smack into the child’s bedroom in far west suburban Batavia Township.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

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Cop Impersonator Arrested Again On Gun Charges

The South Side teenager who made national headlines for impersonating a Chicago Police officer and patrolling the streets as a 14 year old is in trouble with the law again, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.


Ricardo Tapia (Credit: Chicago Police)

15-Year-Old Boy Missing

Police are looking for a 15-year-old boy last seen Saturday.


Evanston police responded to a shooting at a McDonald's parking lot on April 15, 2011. One teen was wounded and taken to a local hospital. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Shot At Evanston McDonald’s

A 16-year-old boy was shot Friday afternoon at a McDonald’s restaurant in north suburban Evanston.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

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Boy, 16, Killed In South Side Drive-By

A 16-year-old boy was shot dead in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in a Southwest Side neighborhood.


Kyra Stokes (Photo Credit: Wentworth Police)

14-Year-Old Girl Missing For Over A Week

A 14-year-old girl from south suburban Lansing has been missing for a week, after going to visit family on the South Side of Chicago.


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Teen Caught Driving 108 MPH On Route 59

A teenager from southwest suburban Plainfield was arrested this week when he was caught driving 108 miles per hour down a busy street.


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Teen Critically Injured, 3 Others Hurt In Hit-And-Run

Four people were hurt in a crash early Saturday on the Far South Side.


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Teen Arrested After Hitting Cop On Bus

A Bolingbrook teenager hit a police officer in the face Tuesday as officers were responding to a fight on a school bus.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

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Police Seek Missing Teen

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenage boy who went missing Tuesday.