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CTA robberies may be down but robbers seem more vicious

Most passengers continue to be totally oblivious to what is going on around them. That type of behavior will not only increase their chances of being robbed, but could end up endangering their physical well-being and possibly the life of an innocent bystander.

How might your lack of attention get someone else injured or killed?

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Another shooting in Chicago: Two men shot in Lakeview

We can now add another shooting to the list of over a dozen gun crimes that have been reported in Chicago and surrounding suburbs over the last five days. Two men were shot and seriously wounded while sitting in a tow-truck at a gas station in the Lakeview neighborhood early this morning. The Tribune reported […]

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Can you get shot for looking at someone the wrong way?

According to a story in last week’s Chicago Tribune, the answer is a definite yes! A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back this afternoon after encountering a stare-down with three men getting off a South Side bus, Chicago police said. The article goes on to describe the young man’s report to the police. Officers […]