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FBI warns about ‘alarming increase’ in sextortion incidents targeting children in northern Illinois

The FBI is warning parents about an “alarming increase” in children being coerced into sending explicit images and extorted for money in northern Illinois. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Chicago said this week that the numbers are rising exponentially nationally and even faster in the Chicago area when it comes to “financial sextortion.” The FBI […]

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FBI issues national public safety alert on financial ‘sextortion’ schemes targeting children

The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations have issued a national warning to parents regarding an “explosion in incidents” of children being coerced into sending explicit images and extorted for money. The FBI said the crime is known as “financial sextortion.” Law enforcement has received over 7,000 reports in the past year related to the online […]

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FBI releases surveillance image after employee physically assaulted during armed bank robbery in Buffalo Grove

The FBI has released a surveillance photo after an employee was physically assaulted during a bank robbery in Buffalo Grove where two suspects were armed with guns. The Buffalo Grove Police Department responded around 12:15 p.m. Saturday to Bank of America, 55 West Lake Cook Road in Buffalo Grove. Police officials said a call was […]

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FBI warns of tech support scam targeting older residents in Chicagoland area

The FBI has issued a warning to residents in the Chicagoland area about an increase in scams where criminals are posing as tech support and targeting elderly people. The FBI said in a statement this month that technical support fraud involves a criminal posing as technical support to defraud unwitting people. Criminals may offer support […]

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FBI sets up family assistance center, governor issues disaster proclamation after mass shooting in Highland Park

The FBI has set up a family assistance center for people affected by the Highland Park mass shooting. Meanwhile, Gov. JB Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation for Lake County. A disaster proclamation grants the state the ability to expedite the use of state resources, personnel or equipment to help affected communities recover, according to […]

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New task force with local, federal prosecutors and FBI aims to combat human trafficking in Lake County

A new task force aimed at fighting human trafficking in Lake County was announced Wednesday and will consist of law enforcement, local and federal prosecutors and victim service providers. The Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force will be directed by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. The task force, which will aim to curb sex […]

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‘Many twists and turns’: Waukegan attorney Barry Boches remains missing as 2-year mark nears in his disappearance

Waukegan attorney Barry Boches, who disappeared in early 2020, remains missing nearly two years later as new details are made public in the case, which has taken “many twists and turns.” Boches, who was 65 years old when he went missing, resided in the 41600 block of North Pedersen Drive South in unincorporated Antioch. He […]