John Thomas felt invincible, his attorney said. He wore wires and helped the feds put powerful politicos in prison. He used drugs, guzzled four bottles of wine a day and claimed he could take down an entire bottle of vodka without feeling drunk.
Eight men, all from Chicago, were taken into custody in Edina, Minn. after walking out of a Louis Vuitton store with $20,000 in merchandise.
It’s no shell game. Authorities in Joliet are investigating the theft of several turtles from a nature center.
A former chief of staff to the head of Illinois’ public health department was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in a case that involved a multimillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme involving government grants and contracts.
Panos Farms in Michigan City, Ind. produces 20,000 pounds of honey — maybe a few pounds less, now.
Federal gun charges have been filed against two men in connection with the theft of 111 weapons from a freight train parked in a Chicago rail yard.
A Mount Prospect Police sergeant pulled over motorist Agnieszka K. Wojdyla early May 27 because she did not have her headlights on, police said in a news release. As the officer was interviewing Wojdyla, he noticed several flower pots and urns in the back of her vehicle.
The person who had it—28-year-old Ashley Cobb—had purchased it on the street, but could not operate it without the owner’s password, according to police. She told the victim she would give it back for $300, even after being told the tablet contained priceless photos of her baby.
Men dressed as women were caught on video stealing thousands in high-end merchandise Wednesday afternoon.
According to a CPS inspector general’s report, this is part of a larger theft scheme that is connected to seven people who have worked for Chicago Public Schools.
It’s a bold theft and a viewer caught it all on camera. Video show a man taking package off of a porch and loading them into his luxury SUV.
It was a reverse jackpot for an injured woman who got caught up in the slots. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports.
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.
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.
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.
A sick puppy was returned to a Joliet animal shelter on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog.
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.
Lamawr Palmer, 31, was charged with one felony count of theft of school property, according to a statement from Riverside 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.
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.