Defense Asks For July 1 Trial In Chinese Scholar CaseProsecutors are trying to prove Christensen kidnapped and killed 26-year-old Yingying Zhang in 2017. The trial was originally scheduled for September 2017. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Girl, 14, Escapes Attempted Kidnapping In Front Of Chicago Elementary SchoolA 14-year-old girl was able to fight off two men who attempted to kidnap her in front of a Marquette Park elementary school Thursday evening, police say. 
Man Kidnapped During Home Invasion In Riverside, Thrown From Car In ChicagoThree people broke into a home in west suburban Riverside early Friday, kidnapped a man in front of his mother and sister, and threw him out of a car as they fled from police.
Suspect In Kidnapping Of Jayme Closs, Murder Of Her Parents, Due In CourtThe man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents will make his first court appearance Monday afternoon.
Man Who Kidnapped, Assaulted Woman Gets Life SentenceCarleous Clay also received an additional 10-year term for attempting to take a prison caseworker hostage inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
Jake Thomas Patterson Charged With Kidnapping Wisconsin Teen Jayme Closs, Killing Her ParentsA 21-year-old man has been charged with murder and kidnapping, in connection with the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, and the slayings of her parents.
DePaul Student Was Not Kidnapped; Robbery Didn't Happen In Lincoln ParkChicago police said a DePaul University student lied about being kidnapped on Monday, and that he was not robbed in Lincoln Park as he had claimed.
Kidnapping Of DePaul Student Reveals Significant Number Of Crimes In Chicago's AlleysChicago police data shows of the more than 9,500 robberies last year, 689 of them were in alleys.
Police Searching For West Garfield Park KidnapperPolice are searching for a man who kidnapped a female victim in West Garfield Park on Jan. 1. 
Illinois Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap Girl At Harry Potter Ride At Universal Orlando ResortAn Illinois man has been charged with attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from a Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.
FBI Searched Cell Of Man Charged In Scholar's DeathBrendt Christensen's attorneys now want a judge to force the FBI to divulge what they found in Friday's search.
Attempted Kidnapping In GreshamPolice said the incident happened in the 8700 block of South Princeton Avenue Thursday around 7 a.m.
Man Charged In Indiana Interstate KidnappingA Minnesota man is facing charges after a woman in Indiana was kidnapped, held for ransom, and transported to Illinois, according to the Department of Justice. 
Elizabeth Smart Pleads With Officials To Reconsider Release Of Kidnapper"Do I believe she is dangerous? Yes, but not just to me. I believe that she is a danger and a threat to any vulnerable person in the community, which is why our community should be worried."
Skokie Girl Stops Kidnapping Suspect, Alerts Police With Safety AppA 13-year-old activated a personal safety app on from her cell phone, conveying to the operator she was being followed by a suspicious man.