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Diamond Theft At Loop Jeweler

A manager declined to comment, but police said a man was in the store Sunday and took off with merchandise without paying. An initial report said a piece of diamond jewelry worth several thousand dollars was stolen.

08/04/2014

Two suspects believed to have been stealing catalytic converters from cars in Chatham led police on a chase, before crashing near 79th and Vernon. One of the suspects fled on foot onto the Dan Ryan Expressway before he was arrested. (Credit: CBS)

Catalytic Converter Thieves Lead Police On Chase On South Side

At least two people were in custody Friday morning, after leading police on a chase when officers responded to reports of someone stealing the catalytic converter from a car in the Chatham neighborhood.

08/01/2014

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Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

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O’Hare Thefts Against Military Personnel Has Some Asking: Why?

A worker at O’Hare Airport is behind bars, accused of stealing items from active-duty military personnel. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/25/2014

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O’Hare Worker Arrested For Stealing Military Foot Lockers

James Matthews, 41, of Sauk Village, was charged with two felony counts of theft, police announced early Friday.

07/25/2014

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

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59 Laptop Computers Stolen From Barrington High School

Officials are reviewing internal security and surveillance videos, District 220 said in a statement. Barrington High School staff members noticed the computers missing on June 3.

06/11/2014

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Burglars Break Into West Side School, Steal More Than $70K Worth Of iPads

It happened just before 1 a.m. at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the 4200 block of West 15th in North Lawndale.

05/26/2014

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Theft Suspect Dies Two Weeks After Being Shocked With Stun Gun

During a retail theft arrest about 12:15 a.m. in the 200 block of West North Avenue on May 7, officers used a stun gun on 23-year-old Dominique Franklin, who was resisting arrest and “refused to cooperate with officers,” police said.

05/21/2014

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Thirteen Assault Rifles Stolen From Chicago Rail Yard

The rifles were taken from a freight train container on South Lafayette Avenue in Englewood sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.

05/09/2014

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Gets 5 Years In Prison

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough told Regina Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificient fraud.”

05/02/2014

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Former Rezko Partner Gets Probation For Stealing $500K From Mother

Daniel Mahru helped the feds convict both political fundraiser and former business partner Tony Rezko and former Illinois Finance Agency chief Ali Ata after prosecutors learned in 2005 that he’d taken money from his mother while she suffered from dementia.

05/02/2014

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Gets 5 Years In Prison

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough told Regina Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificient fraud.”

05/01/2014

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Former NW Indiana School Official Admits Embezzlement

The former business manager for Lake Ridge Schools in Northwest Indiana is admitting he embezzled more than $134,000 from the school district during the same time it had to close an elementary school because of a $1.7 million budget shortfall.

04/24/2014

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Former Stroger Aide Gets 6 ½ Years In Prison In Corruption Case

An ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.

04/23/2014

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10 Charged With Stealing More Than $1M From Social Security

Many of the charged cheated Social Security by using false identities, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. They applied for benefits under multiple names, or worked under one name and applied for benefits using another name.

04/21/2014

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Trial Delayed For Former North Chicago Police Chief

Officials hope the theft of government funds case against former North Chicago Police Chief Michael Newsome will be concluded this summer after the latest in a series of delays has resulted in a new trial date of June 6.

04/17/2014

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Police Searching For PTA Treasurer Accused Of Stealing $4,000

There’s an arrest warrant in Kendall County for a 36-year-old former PTA treasurer wanted in the theft of $4,000 from the PTA’s accounts.

04/07/2014

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Two Men Accused Of Stealing $20K From Ford Heights Church

Two men are accused of stealing government loan money intended for a south suburban Ford Heights church and allegedly spending it on themselves.

03/27/2014

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Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 24 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

03/21/2014

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