Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

Police At U Of I Warn Of Attacks, Robberies

Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.


Victor Hermida (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Attacks On Women On New Lenox Forest Preserve Trail

Victor Hermida-Cortez, 25, of 1021 Stonegate Road, was arrested shortly after the two incidents that occurred moments apart. He faces two felony charges of aggravated assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.


A Midlothian police cruiser sits parked in the lot of the police station. (Credit: CBS)

Midlothian Turns Up The Heat To Catch Serial Mugger

A community policing event is planned for Tuesday in the south suburb, after four women have been attacked.


A Midlothian police cruiser sits parked in the lot of the police station. (Credit: CBS)

Midlothian Woman Upset With Police After Sister Becomes Latest Mugging Victim

A violent attacker in the south suburbs has struck again. A fourth woman has been mugged in south suburban Midlothian, by a masked man who has blindsided women walking home late at night.


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Police Investigating 3 Recent Attacks In Midlothian

Three brazen attacks in Midlothian have put many in the southwest suburb on edge. In the past three weeks, two women and a 17-year-old girl have been beaten and robbed by a masked man.


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Community Activist Warns About Paintball Attacks On Halloween

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the people who fire paintball guns at trick-or-treaters think it’s funny, but the victims often end up in the hospital, because of injuries.


Two women were attacked in Arlington Heights within the past two weeks. (CBS)

Two Women Attacked In Separate Arlington Heights Incidents

One attack happened Friday morning near Hintz Road and Haddow Avenue. The other, about a mile and a half away in Lake Arlington Park. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Pepper Spray (Photo by Tom Sperduto/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images)

3 Girls Arrested For Pepper Spray Attacks In South Loop

Police said the first attack occurred about 10:30 p.m., when a group of three girls approached a 24-year-old woman on foot, and sprayed her as she stood outside in the 1100 block of South State Street.


Chicago Lakefront Trail (Credit: CBS)

Roller Blader Accused Of Attacking Women On Lakefront Trail

There’s growing concern on the Chicago Lakefront Trail, over a man who, runners say, has been punching women along the path.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

College Preparatory School Of America in Lombard, Ill. (Credit: CBS)

Islamic School Hit With Acid-Filled Bottle In Lombard

An Islamic school in west suburban Lombard is at least the second Muslim institution to report an attack this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Red-Tailed Hawk

Police Warn Pet Owners Of Dangerous Hawks In Hinsdale

Police in west suburban Hinsdale are warning owners of small pets about an airborne predator.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Members of the Guardian Angels demonstrate self-defense techniques at a Logan Square tae kwan do studio in the wake of a series of muggings in the area. (Credit: CBS)

NW Side Residents Look To Defend Selves Against Recent Attacks

Enough is enough for some Chicagoans fed up with attacks on women in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

Dirksen Federal Building

Feds: Mexican Drug Lords Planned Military-Style Attack

Federal prosecutors in Chicago say the leaders of a powerful Mexican drug cartel once planned a military-style attack on a U.S. or Mexican government building.



3 Held In South Shore Robberies, Beatings

Police are holding three suspects who are suspected of robbing and beating two men in the South Shore neighborhood Tuesday evening.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Police are releasing new details in a string of eight attacks on West Side women. (CBS)

Police Have New Clues In String Of West Side Attacks

In two of the cases, police say, victims described the suspects as having either pink eyes or yellow eyes.


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Critics Say Police Slow To Publicize West Side Attacks On Women

Some community activists are critical, but police on Chicago’s West Side are defending their investigation into eight early-morning attacks on women.



Losing Team’s Volleyball Players Assault Opponents After Game

Two volleyball players from a northwest Indiana high school are facing criminal charges after a post-game attack on an opposing team, the Post-Tribune is reporting.


Paul McCormack, Nicola McClean

Field Museum Exhibit Seeks To Ensure America Never Forgets 9/11

The Field Museum of Natural History is getting all ready to open its exhibit commemorating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as the 10-year anniversary of the attacks comes in less than two weeks.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Mob Attack

Victim Of Mob Attack Wants Suspects ‘Put Away’

A suburban teenager is one of the latest victims of an attack in downtown Chicago. He’s suffering from a punctured lung after the brutal attack at the hands of a mob ofyoung men.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Smoke and flames billow out from The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on Nov. 29, 2008. Indian commandos have killed the last Islamic militants holed up inside Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel. (Credit: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Unveil ‘Home Videos’ Of Alleged Terror Associate

Newly released, amateurish “home videos” from a terrorist scouting sites to attack seem a little bit charming — and a whole lot chilling. They came out Thursday in federal court, where a Chicago businessman faces terrorist conspiracy charges, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.