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Mobs on Mag Mile again last weekend?

North Michigan Ave. by maveric2003

After all the hooting and hollering about the mob attacks that occurred near Mag Mile on Saturday June 4th, the only mobs you were likely to see this past weekend were wearing Chicago Police uniforms.

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel praised police and reinforced to Superintendent Garry McCarthy that he wanted to see every one of the youths involved brought to justice.

Three teens were arrested last Friday June 10th. The three were charged with robbing two victims at about 8 p.m. near Chicago and Michigan Avenues, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.

Everyone on North Michigan Avenue probably felt pretty safe seeing police on almost every corner. In addition to the police there were a few Guardian Angels posted near the entrance to the Red Line stop at Chicago and Wabash.

Yes, the police have been out in force since the June 4th attacks, but that didn’t seem to bother the four people who mugged a passenger on the south bound CTA Brown Line, stealing his wallet and i-Phone.

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Ed Kress
For over 35 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. Along with local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed has developed a program which focuses on teaching personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains as well as their bodies. Ed began his martial arts career when he started wrestling in 8th grade, taking 1st place in the Chicago Park District City Championships. He later wrestled varsity at Mendel Catholic High School where he was a Chicago Catholic League Conference Champion. During his college career at North Park University he was a Conference Champion and 2-time NCAA Div 3 national qualifier. He was on his way to qualifying for the 3rd time when a neck injury ended his college career. His record that year was 17 - 0. He continues to wrestle as Head Freshman Wrestling Coach at Loyola Academy. A position he has held since 2004.

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