With more than 100,000 people at Navy Pier alone and thousands more packing the lakefront to watch the Fourth of July fireworks, it was a busy night for Chicago Police.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on a brazen robbery at a Mag Mile retailer where one watch can cost as much as a house.
A bill to toughen penalties on those who use social media to organize violent flash mobs has been signed by Gov Pat Quinn.
Chicago police officers were out in force Friday night, nearly a week after youths caused disturbances near and along the Magnificent Mile.
Ald. Brenan Reilly promised people would be “tripping over” police at Chicago’s premier retail district. And sure enough, the area was flooded by officers Friday night.
The warmest day of the year so far brings hundreds of teens to Michigan Avenue.
Police are calling it ‘mob action’.
CBS 2 is learning about multiple incidents in at least four different locations along the Magnificent Mile and in the Gold Coast, yielding a slew of arrests.
Stores on the Mag Mile are on alert after several thefts involving flash mobs. In each case, a group of teens create a disturbance, steal items and then run from the stores.