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Don’t open the Door!

A young woman, living near DePaul University, heard a knock at the door to her apartment. When she went to answer it she found herself staring at a man wearing a ski mask and displaying a handgun.

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 […]

Melee on Mag Mile caused more angst than injury

What steps should you consider taking in case the police aren’t there in large numbers to quell the next mob action?

Homeowner walks in on burglars and is sexually assaulted

What would you do if you came home and found your door open, or signs of the lock being forced?

Loyola University freshman charged with rape

Most young woman think of rape coming at the hands of a stranger, but such is not the case.

Using a public restroom can be very dangerous

What can you do to keep from becoming the victim of a robbery or crazed attacker while using a public washroom?

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.