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File photo of an 11-inch MacBook Air laptop computer. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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

The Apple iPad. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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

An AR-15 military-style rifle. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Carla Oglesby (Police Booking Photo)

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

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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

Terrance O'Brien (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

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

An orange cone marks a deep pothole in Chicago's 32nd Ward. (CBS)

Alderman Asks: Who’s Stealing Orange Cones Marking The Worst Potholes?

Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

03/14/2014

Wet weather tyres sit in the paddock during previews for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2013 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images,)

Alsip Police Caution Motorists About String Of Tire Thefts

Police say drivers park their cars only to come out and find their vehicles sitting on blocks. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

03/10/2014

Tishunda Jordan (Chicago Police Department)

Woman Charged With Stealing Wallets From Loop Gym

Bond was set at $100,000 for a South Side woman who allegedly stole wallets from a Loop gym’s locker room and was caught on camera using the credit cards at several stores.

03/07/2014

Dale Behm (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

Woodstock Street Supervisor Arrested For Stealing Road Salt

Woodstock police said 57-year-old Dale Behm, the city’s head of street maintenance, has been charged with felony theft after stealing one ton of road salt and two snowplow blades.

03/04/2014

Venice, Italy (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Steve Miller Inc. had $10,000 worth of road salt stolen from this unsecured location. (CBS)

Naperville Cops Probe Theft Of 80 Tons Of Road Salt

The stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.

02/20/2014

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