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Chicago Male Convicted, Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Federal Prison for Unlawfully Dealing Shotguns and Other Firearms in Chicago

240 CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced a man to more than six years in prison for unlawfully dealing shotguns and other firearms in Chicago. Paris Steele illegally sold five firearms in Chicago in […]

Gun, money bill counter, and scale (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
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Four Defendants Charged With Federal Drug or Firearm Violations in Probe of Street Gang Activity in Lake County

329 CHICAGO — A joint federal and local criminal investigation in the far north suburbs of Chicago has resulted in federal drug or firearm charges against four individuals. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group […]

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Former Chicago Public Schools Principal at Brennemann Elementary School Charged in Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Overtime Pay

216 An ex-North Side Chicago Public School principal has been indicted by a grand jury on fraud charges in an overtime pay scheme, according to federal prosecutors. YouTube Tips ⓘ A federal grand jury has […]

Keith Dewitt Davis, three counts of kidnapping for sexual gratification (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff's Office)
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Male Offender from Chicago Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Kidnapping and Assaulting Women in Calumet City He Met Online

933 A male resident of Chicago on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for kidnapping and assaulting three women he met online. He was initially accused of four attacks. […]

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Male Resident of Chicago Sentenced to More Than 9 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Ammunition

722 CHICAGO — Rodney Burnett has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition near Garfield Park on Chicago’s West Side. Rodney Burnett, 25, of Chicago, illegally possessed four […]

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

364 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%

294 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

1,125 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 […]

175 Jackson Avenue Naperville Aerial View (©2020 Google Maps)
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Federal Indictment Charges Man With Using Explosive Device to Damage the Naperville Egg Harbor Restaurant

597 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

433 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

496 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

874 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 […]