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Thieves ransacked Lebanon Lutheran Church. (courtesy: Lebanon Lutheran)

Burglars Break Into Church, Steal Laptops With Sensitive Information

The missing laptops belonged to an energy assistance program that rents space from the church. The laptops contain personal information of 6,000 people. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/10/2015

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Former Nursing Home Employee Charged With Stealing From Elderly

Bria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. Barrington Rd., while she worked there.

04/01/2015

Phillip Payne (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Pleads Guilty In Mugging Of Mayor Emanuel’s Son

An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to theft and aggravated battery for mugging the son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and stealing his cell phone as the mayor’s wife looked on in the courtroom.

03/09/2015

A sick 8-week old puppy was turned into Joliet police on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog from a local animal shelter. (Credit: Joliet Police)

Sick Puppy Returned After Theft From Joliet Animal Shelter

A sick puppy was returned to a Joliet animal shelter on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog.

02/18/2015

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Disbarred Attorney Gets Nearly 6 Years For $2.3M Fraud

A Burr Ridge woman has been sentenced to almost six years in federal prison for stealing the life savings of an Oak Park couple to invest in a gold mine.

02/11/2015

Lamawr Palmer (Credit: Riverside Police)

Riverside School District Employee Charged With Stealing iPads, Computers

Lamawr Palmer, 31, was charged with one felony count of theft of school property, according to a statement from Riverside police.

02/02/2015

Surveillance images show a suspect believed to have broken into a Round Lake Beach school. (Round Lake Beach Police)

Burglar Breaks Into Suburban School, Steals Computer Equipment, Cash: Police

The suspect forced entry into Raymond Ellis School, 720 Central Park Drive, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Christmas Eve, police said in a community alert issued Friday with surveillance images.

12/26/2014

Caichang Li, from left; Shunai Li;  Yue Huang. (Cook County Sheriff)

Three Women Foiled In Attempted Christmas Eve Heist At Macy’s

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Yue Huang; 57-year-old Caichang Li and 55-year-old Shunai Li teamed up to steal more than $2,000 in clothing from the Macy’s at Orland Square Mall.

12/26/2014

Kavin Gipson (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Pair Stole Salvation Army Kettle Before Leading Police On High-Speed Chase

Kavin Gipson, 48, and Roosevelt Huddleston, 51, approached the bucket outside the Ultra Foods, 491 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, about 7 p.m. while the bell ringer was inside the store, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

12/19/2014

This surveillance image shows burglars cleaning out a cell phone store in the Old Irving neighborhood. (Boost Mobile)

WATCH: Thieves Load Up On Smart Phones

The Boost Mobile store, in the 4000 block of West Montrose, has been victimized twice by classic dead-of-night heist artists, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/18/2014

Chicago Police officer Katrina Grey (CBS)

2 Investigators: Cop Faces Shoplifting Charges

Katrina Grey is a 14-year veteran of the police department and makes $80,000 a year. Now, she’s on paid medical leave pending the outcome of her court case, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

12/15/2014

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Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle In Oak Lawn

A Salvation Army bell-ringer was taking a scheduled break from her duties outside of a Walgreens drug store at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue when the theft occurred. She returned to find the kettle and its contents gone.

12/10/2014

In this surveillance image, a hooded man steals packages from a building foyer. (Daphe Ortiz)

WATCH: Thief Snatches Gift Packages From Lincoln Park Condo

Video shows a real-life Grinch taking packages from some Lincoln Park homes. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/08/2014

Eric Smith (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Stealing His Car From Police Impound

A South Side man was arrested over the weekend, after breaking into a police impound, and driving off in his car, which had been seized after a previous traffic stop.

12/08/2014

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Good Samaritan Steps Up After Charity Donations Stolen

Every two years, the Chicago Women Charity Players put on a production as a fundraiser, designating the proceeds for a different charity each time. On Sunday night, they staged a production of “The Music Man.” After the play, someone stole a lockbox with $2,000 in cash, along with checks and credit card receipts.

12/03/2014

Travis Slaughtaire and Elizabeth Quilez have been charged with felony theft in separate incidents of stealing packages from front porches of homes in Chicago on Dec. 1, 2014. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Five Arrested For Stealing Holiday Packages From Front Porches

Police were warning residents to be careful when having holiday gifts delivered to their homes, after five people were arrested for stealing packages from victims’ front porches in three separate incidents.

12/02/2014

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Cafeteria Manager Charged With Stealing $50K From Aurora School

The cafeteria manager at a west suburban high school skimmed more than $50,000 from daily lunch sales at the school over a seven-month period, prosecutors allege.

12/01/2014

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Teen Charged In String Of Vehicle Burglaries In Woodstock

The boy–whose name was withheld by police due to his age–faces seven felony counts of burglary and one felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, in addition to 12 misdemeanors including DUI, reckless driving and theft.

10/04/2014

Cleveland Little (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Stealing Jewelry From Gold Coast Store

A South Side man has been ordered held on $90,000 bond after he allegedly stole more than $10,000 in jewelry from a Gold Coast store Wednesday afternoon.

10/03/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Ian Kowolski, Damian Duitlow, Andrzej Debinski, Glowacka Xagniezska, and Anna Straus have been charged in connection with the theft of $350,000 worth of watches from a Gold Coast Store on Sept. 27, 2014. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspects Charged With Stealing Watches From Gold Coast Store

Chicago police said 35-year-old Anna Straus, 36-year-old Glowacka Xagniezska, 41-year-old Damian Duitlow, and 50-year-old Ian Kowolski each face one count of felony theft and one count of felony burglary. A fifth suspect, 31-year-old Andrzej Debinski, has been charged with a felony count of possession of a fraudulent ID card.

10/02/2014

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