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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two men are accused of stealing government loan money intended for a south suburban Ford Heights church and allegedly spending it on themselves.
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.
Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Police say drivers park their cars only to come out and find their vehicles sitting on blocks. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
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.
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.
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The stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.
A woman implicated in the thefts last fall of puppies from Petland stores in Naperville, Bolingbrook and Missouri has surrendered.
David A. Kost, 28, of Orland Park, was charged with two felony counts of theft from a place of worship, and one count of misdemeanor theft.
Janessa M. Andrews, 22, of the 1600 block of North Lorel Avenue, was arrested Saturday at O’Hare after the traveler followed the device’s GPS tracker to Andrews’ home.
Shoplifters have again targeted the Victoria’s Secret in northwest suburban South Barrington, stealing nearly $2,000 worth of bras and underwear.
When Andre Bacon repeatedly demanded a woman give him the keys to her 2012 Acura MDX in the Cragin neighborhood Saturday, she did so. And then she closed the door to the garage where the car was parked, trapping Bacon inside.
A man accused of robbing an elderly woman of her purse in a north suburban parking lot two weeks ago has been identified as the same man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing a series of carjackings in Chicago, one of which led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.
Martise Earl Lowe is alleged to have trailed behind the 26-year-old victim from the train to her apartment, in the 1700 block of West Henderson, the Sun-Times is reporting.