Tobias Diggs, convicted armed robbery of Hinsdale jewelry store
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Two Male Armed Robbers Convicted in Violent Robbery of Hinsdale Jewelry Store — 1 Offender at Large, Another Unidentified

162 A federal jury on Thursday, October 22, 2020 convicted two men on robbery and weapons offenses for stealing expensive watches and jewelry at gunpoint from a Hinsdale store. Tobias Diggs, 26, of Chicago, and […]

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Owner of Medical Supply Company Accused of Price Gouging N-95 Mask During COVID-19 Pandemic; Selling Masks at Markup of 185% to 367%

213 The owner of a medical supply company based in Skokie, Illinois was accused Thursday, October 8, 2020 of illegally price gouging customers seeking to purchase scarce N-95 masks after accumulating tens of thousands of […]

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Buffalo Grove Businessman, Formerly Residing in Wheeling, Charged With Illegally Exporting Arms to Ukraine

1,034 CHICAGO —A businessman from Buffalo Grove, formerly a resident of Wheeling, has been indicted on federal criminal charges for allegedly illegally exporting gun parts and other defense articles from the United States to a […]

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Federal Indictment Charges Man With Using Explosive Device to Damage the Naperville Egg Harbor Restaurant

430 A 24-year-old man has been arrested on federal charges for trying to damage a Naperville restaurant with an explosive device during widespread looting in June. CHICAGO — A male suspect was arrested Wednesday night […]

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Chicago Street Gang Member of Hammond, Indiana Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison on Murder and Racketeering Conspiracy Charges

229 A member of a violent Chicago street gang has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity that included murder. Alonzo G. Horta, 23, of Hammond, […]

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US Attorney’s Office: Owner of Gifford’s Kitchen and Social in Elgin Applied For, Obtained COVID-19 Payroll Assistance After Firing All Employees

414 The owner of a restaurant in suburban Chicago has been indicted on a federal fraud charge for allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $175,000 in a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan guaranteed by the Small […]

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Alleged Chicago Black Disciples Gang Leader Among 23 Defendants Charged in Federal Drug and Gun Investigation

517 United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announce the arrest of 23 during sweep targeting Chicago gang Black Disciples (Jim Williams/CBS Chicago). CHICAGO — The alleged leader of the Black Disciples street […]

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First Federal Prosecutions Under ‘Operation Legend’ in Chicago: Three Suspects Charged in Federal Court With Illegally Possessing Guns or Ammunition

376 One Suspect Accused of Possessing a Machine Gun Federal authorities said the three face gun crimes charges under ‘Operation Legend’. All three suspects are in federal custody. CHICAGO — Three individuals have been charged […]

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Cook County Commissioner’s Staff Chief, Also a Sales Agent for Chicago-Area Red-Light Camera Company, Indicted in Bribery Conspiracy in Oak Lawn, Illinois

619 Patrick J. Doherty, a sales agent for a Chicago-area red-light camera company, has been indicted for allegedly conspiring to pay bribes to obtain approval to install additional cameras in suburban Oak Lawn. Patrick Doherty […]

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Federal Agents, Including Police from Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Part of National Sex Trafficking Raids in October

59 As part of Operation Cross Country XI, FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers and Victim Specialist Anne Darr describe the primary role of the FBI’s national multi-agency initiative—to recover children who are […]