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Thief Caught On Camera Stealing From Photo BoothA thief was caught on camera at a Batavia amusement park, when he pried open the cash drawer of a photo booth designed to catch crooks in the act of doing that very thing.
Former Harvey Park District Official Accused Of StealingA former executive director of the Harvey Park District, already facing charges of stealing more than $100,000 from the Cook County assessor’s office, has been accused of swiping money from the beleaguered south suburb’s park district too.
American Flag Stolen From Montclare Man's YardUntil Wednesday morning, an American flag had flown outside Lou Sobelewski’s house in the Montclare neighborhood practically non-stop for nearly 25 years. Then, someone cut Old Glory down and walked away with it.
Gary Man Wanted For Beating, Choking Estranged WifeWillie Carter, 28, was charged with two counts each of criminal confinement, battery causing serious bodily injury, residential entry, theft and domestic battery, according to a statement from the Gary Police Department.
With Horn Stolen, Young Musician's Future Could Hit Sour NoteIsaiah Collier's saxophone could be his ticket to college, but there's a big problem: Someone stole it. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Clerk, Boyfriend Charged With Elmhurst Gas Station TheftA Lombard woman and her boyfriend have been charged with robbing the gas station where she works, in a case which police first believed was also an abduction.
Police: Drunken Man Steals Excavator, Knocks Down Power Lines In OswegoAn excavator wasn’t the best choice for getting home Thursday night, but as police said, the man at the controls shouldn’t have been driving at all, even if the excavator wasn't stolen.
Caretaker Charged With Stealing More Than $6,000 From Elderly Cancer PatientThe victim and her 45-year-old son noticed a series of unauthorized withdrawals from the woman’s bank account over several months, police said.
5 Years In Prison For Serial Con Man Who Scammed RiverdaleJohn 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.
Purse Thieves Caught In Minnesota May Be Linked To Louis Vuitton 'Smash-And-Grab' HereEight men, all from Chicago, were taken into custody in Edina, Minn. after walking out of a Louis Vuitton store with $20,000 in merchandise.
Turtles Stolen From Joliet Nature CenterIt's no shell game. Authorities in Joliet are investigating the theft of several turtles from a nature center.
Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback SchemeA 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.

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