Chicago Police issued a community alert this week about the attacks, which have seen women approached from behind by an unknown man as they return home during the early morning hours.
One victim, a man suffered a broken jaw. The other victim, a woman, was knocked unconscious, police say.
Noor Jalil allegedly boarded a crowded train at the Clark and Lake stop and pressed his groin against a woman passenger.
In both robberies, three males approached a female victim, hit her and ran off with her property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
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-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 community policing event is planned for Tuesday in the south suburb, after four women have been attacked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s growing concern on the Chicago Lakefront Trail, over a man who, runners say, has been punching women along the path.
An Islamic school in west suburban Lombard is at least the second Muslim institution to report an attack this past weekend.
Police in west suburban Hinsdale are warning owners of small pets about an airborne predator.
Enough is enough for some Chicagoans fed up with attacks on women in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square.
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.
Police are holding three suspects who are suspected of robbing and beating two men in the South Shore neighborhood Tuesday evening.
In two of the cases, police say, victims described the suspects as having either pink eyes or yellow eyes.
Some community activists are critical, but police on Chicago’s West Side are defending their investigation into eight early-morning attacks on women.