Monday, May 13, 2013
The alleged robber is thought to be a Chicago man connected to two other robberies in Palos Hills and Norridge; the FBI are seeing the suspect.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now involved in the hunt for the man believed to have robbed three Bank of America locations, including one in Willowbrook at 9:45 a.m. on Monday morning, according to a release from the FBI Chicago Field Office. According to an FBI release, a man believed to be Joseph Anderson, 32, of Chicago, entered the Bank of America at 6300 Kingery Highway in Willowbrook, “made a verbal demand for money and threatened harm to the bank personnel.” He was wearing a White Sox cap, glasses, a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Anderson, 32, is charged with one count of bank robbery from an April 29 heist at a Bank of America branch in Norridge, according to the FBI. Investigators say Anderson also robbed a …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Patch has created a searchable database of the FBI's recently released 2011 stats on violent crimes and property crimes.
The FBI recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities. Use the pull-down menu to find your city or town. Violent crimes and property crimes are listed as totals, and are then broken down into several categories. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are all categories of violent crimes. Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are all categories of property crimes. For more crime data or a further explanation of the types of crimes listed, you can visit the FBI's website.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The malware locks up a user's computer, asks for payment to unlock the computer.
The FBI is warning computer users of an Internet scam that freezes computers immediately. Computers are affected by the new “drive-by” virus when users click on a compromised website, according to the FBI. The scam is described as a drive-by malware, a.k.a. the Reveton ransomware. Once infected, a person’s computer immediately locks, and the monitor displays a screen stating there has been a violation of federal law, according to a news release from the FBI. An Internet user receives a bogus message that appears to be from the FBI or the Department of Justice. The message says officials identified the person as having been associated with child pornography sites or other illegal online activity, the FBI said. To unlock the computer users …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Gerald Lombardi and his son, Jerry, of Downers Grove, were charged along with former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno, former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano and other suburban businessmen.
“Public officials who solicit and obtain bribes, and private individuals who pay bribes, undermine trust in honest government. The defendants in these cases are alleged to have done just that.” - U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. A Darien man was formally indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for allegedly participating in a corruption scheme to use bribery and kickbacks to sell bandages to public hospitals. Gerald Lombardi (a.k.a. Jerry Lombardi Sr.), 59, of Darien, was indicted on two counts of wire fraud and one count each of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery. His son, Jerry A. Lombardi, 33, of Downers Grove, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. The Lombardis and Stanley Wozniak, 49, of Chicago, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Gerald Lombardi was charged along with former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno, former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano and two other suburban businessmen.
A Darien man faces federal bribery charges in connection with his suspected role in a plot involving former Cook County officials, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Gerald W. Lombardi, 59, of Darien, was charged along with former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno, former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano and two other businessmen in a scheme to sell bandages to public hospitals. Officials said Lombardi agreed to pay kickbacks to Moreno and Medrano if during their tenure in office they made Stroger Hospital buy bandages from Chasing Lions, a veterans-owned business in Lisle that Lombardi represented. His son, Jerry A. Lombardi, 33, of Downers Grove, and Stanley Wozniak, 49, of Chicago, were also involved in the scheme as …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
How could the wife not know?
Hang ‘em high. If he is indeed guilty, that’s what I say. And she doesn’t get a pass from me either. When I first read the Shorewood Patch story about the man who was arrested for child pornography, I was ill. It took me three days to uncurl myself the fetal position. The alleged pedophile, Chris Kice, 41, reportedly got busted by his employer. The FBI raided his home on St. Patrick’s Day. After the forensic lab got done with his computer equipment, the FBI and Shorewood police nabbed him Aug. 22. That is when the Patch story broke. Afterwards, the comments started pouring in. Readers are defending the wife saying she didn’t know. At first, I sympathized. I know it is possible for people to be total sickos and hide it from their spouses. …