Employee Sprayed With ‘Irritant’ After Magnificent Mile TheftA store employee was sprayed with an “irritant,” possibly pepper spray, after confronting a group suspected of theft Tuesday night on the Magnificent Mile.
Retailers Fight Efforts To Change Shoplifting LawThe plan in Springfield is to change state laws so that a shoplifter isn't charged with a felony unless they've stolen $2,000 in merchandise.
Two More Theft Suspects Arrested At Deer Park Apple StoreTwo more people have been arrested at the Deer Park Apple store in an ongoing investigation into fraudulent purchases at the north suburban store.
Police: Man Burglarized Gold Coast Apartment As Woman SleptThe man opened the woman’s unlocked apartment door in the 1000 block of North Clark Street and took cash and several credit cards.
5 Vehicles Stolen From South Surburban Tinley Park Car DealershipFive vehicles were stolen Friday night from a south suburban Tinley Park car dealership, according to police.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Taking $4K In Unearned Payments From IDHSJanene Wright-Stephenson, 50, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to a class 3 felony count of theft. She was ordered to pay $4,468.75 in restitution.
Men Pose As Repairmen, Burglarize Bridgeport HomesDuring both burglaries, the men entered homes by claiming to be electrical repairmen or asking for a bucket of water for a construction job.
Indiana Man Charged With Stealing Vehicle At Gunpoint In GaryA man has been charged with stealing a car at gunpoint on Saturday in northwest Indiana.
Man Crashed Vehicle After North Barrington BurglaryRyan O’Toole, 21, was charged with one count of residential burglary, one count of theft, and two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, all felonies, according to the sheriff’s office.
Four Chicago Teens Arrested For Theft At Oakbrook Center MallAt 3:49 p.m., officers responded to a call of a theft at a T.J. Maxx store at 2155 22nd St. in Oak Brook, according to Oak Brook police.
Man Accused Of Using Pit Bull During Robbery Faces Felony ChargesAn Aurora man has been charged with attempting to rob another man and releasing a pit bull on sheriff’s police Thursday night in the western suburb.
Federal Prosecutors Don't Oppose Delaying Aaron Schock's TrialA preliminary trial date of Feb. 7 was set when Schock was arraigned this month, but the ex-congressman has requested a delay until July. The 35-year-old Republican from Peoria is accused of misusing government and campaign money for personal use and faces 24 criminal counts.

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