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3 Things you can do to attract a robber.

What is the best way to attract the attention of robbers when going to or from work or school in the city? It’s really very simple, just follow these 3 simple rules. 1. Walk down the sidewalk, stand on L platforms or at bus-stops and focus all your attention on your smartphone or tablet. 2. […]

4th woman attacked in Midlothian:

It has been just over a week since the last attack took place near the Metra Station in Midlothian. It was the fourth attack in as many weeks. The first attack took place July 20th and the most recent on August 10th. According to ABC News the victims said their attacker punched and beat them […]

Store employees beaten during robberies in Lincoln Square

“He was told to go to the back room. Then the guy roughed him up,” she said. “It was awful. Terrible. There was only $80 in the drawer.”

Will adding more cameras to CTA trains reduce thefts?

Tips to help you avoid becoming the next CTA robbery victim.

Good Samaritans: Coming to the aid of a victim is not without risk Part-2

How can we safely respond to a cry for help?

Good Samaritans: Coming to the aid of a victim is not without risk Part-1

Black Friday brought out millions of shoppers and also a number of thieves looking for potential victims who might not be paying enough attention to what is going on around them. One such victim was walking on East Erie Street near North Wabash Avenue when she was attacked. The suspect, Richard D. Mendoza, 31, came […]

Black Friday brings out thieves along with bargain hunters

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim of Black Friday thievery?

Woman’s screams bring Edgewater Beach neighbors to her aid

The attack took place at 5:40 a.m. The 30-year old victim was walking in the alley in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue when the assailant grabbed her. The victim started screaming for the man to let go of her.

3 arrested after robbing and beating 87-year old veteran

It would have been bad enough for three young men to rob a senior citizen by threatening him with violence, but Mr. Cross was never even given a chance to offer up his money and wallet to avoid being hurt.

Is Chicago’s heat wave responsible for the increase in violence?

Is the current heat wave in Chicago exacerbating the already high number of shootings that have occurred in the city’s neighborhoods? The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that fifteen people were shot and wounded in just 6 hours on the streets of Chicago. It was another hot day in the city with temperatures in the upper […]