April 7, 2013 |
On Sept. 25, 1993, Robert O'Dubaine was gunned down in the garage of the Bucktown condo he shared with his girlfriend, Catherine Suh. Investigation Discovery's "FBI: Criminal Pursuit" takes a looks at the infamous Chicago murder case at 9 p.m. April 8 in an episode titled "The Black Widow. " The series presents the case rather cheesily at times through dramatic reenactments of key moments and interviews with real people who were involved at the time. It wastes no time rightfully demonizing Catherine, explaining how she sought to live and maintain a lavish lifestyle...
November 13, 2011 |
Being punched in the face for an iPhone is not pleasant. Regrettably, I'm one of the growing number of victims who can say this from personal experience. A couple of weeks ago, I was mugged on a quiet afternoon in my cozy Old Irving Park neighborhood. I made the mistake of entering what I call The Smart Phone Zone - in which I tried to walk, listen to a podcast and tweet at the same time. Meanwhile, two large men in hoodies silently sprinted up to me from behind. Before I had a chance to turn around, one of them began punching me in the head and...
December 6, 2012 |
Chicago is set to have a big year for bank heists. After passing 2011's total of 115 total bank robberies in August, Chicago's FBI field office now expects to surpass another benchmark: 200 bank robberies for 2012, a high number for a one-year period. Currently, 197 robberies have happened in Chicago and its five collar counties, well shy of 2006's record of 284. "We fully expect to exceed that 200 mark, [since] over the last 10 years, December has averaged the highest number of bank robberies in a month," said Joan Hyde, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-area...
December 6, 2012 |
Serial bank robbers - or crooks who commit three or more heists - don't make off with just cash. They also sometimes get a nickname from the FBI. Special Agent Ross Rice of Chicago's FBI field office is in charge of coming up with the monikers for the repeat offenders. He said there isn't a science to it. Rather, the designations have a two-fold purpose: make the name stick in the media and public's mind, and make the criminals easily identifiable to the law enforcement officials working on the case.
November 18, 2011 |
"Sanctuary" fans have heard a lot about the upcoming musical episode. Here's an exclusive first-look clip from "Fugue," which debuts at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 on Syfy. In the episode, written and directed by Damian Kindler, an abnormal attacks FBI agent/Will squeeze Abby (Pascale Hutton). When she wakes in the Sanctuary infirmary, Will (Robin Dunne) discovers that she's possessed by the abnormal, who appears to have a penchant for singing. Will and Magnus (Amanda Tapping) learn that the only way to communicate with the creature is...
September 22, 2013 |
Two of the better network dramas go head to head starting Monday: "The Blacklist" ( 9 p.m. CT Sept. 23, NBC; 3 stars out of 4 ) and "Hostages" ( 9 p.m. CT Sept. 23, CBS; 3 stars out of 4 ). I give "The Blacklist" the edge, thanks to the dazzling performance of James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, an ex-government agent who disappeared years ago and has been selling classified information to the highest bidder ever since. Red walks into FBI headquarters and gives himself up, offering to help the agency catch an international...