Mob Action

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.

10/21/2014

Kenneth Jackson (right) is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Flournoy III (left), a student and football player at Simeon Career Academy High School. (Credit: Family photo/Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With April Slaying Of Simeon Football Player

Kenneth K. Jackson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder, murder during commission of a felony, and mob action, all felonies, in connection with the death of 16-year-old Michael Flournoy III, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

07/23/2014

Vandetta Redwood (Credit: Chicago Police)

Charges Dismissed Against Aunt Of Accused Teen Killer

Prosecutors argued Vandetta Redwood initially told police she was not there when 14-year-old Endia Martin was shot, but a cell phone video obtained by police put her at the scene. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. called the video “choppy” and “poor,” then ruled the state did not meet the burden of proof.

05/23/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Prosecutors Seek 14 Years For “NATO 3″

A judge will decide whether to heed the prosecutors’ request that three protesters accused of plotting Molotov cocktail attacks at a 2012 NATO summit in Chicago serve more than a decade in prison.

04/25/2014

Lil Reese

Rapper Lil Reese Arrested On Downstate Warrant For Videotaped 2012 Beating

Champaign police identified Chicago rapper and Chief Keef pal Lil Reese as the alleged attacker in the 2012 videotaped beating of a Downstate woman, leading to his arrest Sunday in Chicago.

04/29/2013

Corry Simmons, Alvin Goffin, and Donald Robinson Jr. (left to right) have pleaded guilty to a Wrigleyville beating in July 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Plead Guilty In Videotaped Wrigleyville Beating

Three men have been sentenced to probation for a July 2012 beating in Wrigleyville that left four injured — including a police officer — and was filmed as a part of a rap video.

04/17/2013

Police were out in force Friday April 5, 2013, to discourage youthful troublemakers. (CBS)

Police Beef Up Presence On Mag Mile After Last Weekend’s Youth ‘Mob Action’

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.

04/05/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Correctional Officers Charged With Organizing Attack On Inmate

Two Cook County Jail guards were charged Thursday with arranging the beating of an 18-year-old inmate after he short-circuited power in the jail.

02/22/2013

Gold Coast Mob Attack

Eight Teens Charged In Mob Attacks Over The Weekend

Eight people have been charged with mob action, after four people were hurt in at least three mob attacks in and near downtown over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

Christopher French (left) is accused of pushing a Chicago police officer trying to make an arrest during an anti-NATO protest march on May 20, 2012. Alex Cerajewski (right) is accused of hurling two Gatorade bottles at police and urging “Black Bloc” anarchists to blend in with other protesters. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two More Anti-NATO Protesters Facing Charges

Two more anti-NATO protesters have been charged with felonies, in the wake of Sunday night’s demonstrations in downtown Chicago.

05/22/2012

Evanston Township High School (Credit: School Website)

Four Arrested After Fight Planned Through Text Messages

Four young men have been arrested in Evanston after taking part in a fight that police said was planned using text messaging.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

The Cermak-Chinatown station on the CTA Red Line (CBS File Photo)

7 Teens Charged In Mob Beating In Chinatown

Seven teenagers have been charged in the mob beating and robbery of an 18-year-old man in Chinatown.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011

Jail/Prison

Teen Arrested After Mob Attack On Michigan Avenue

Police say a teenager was arrested after a group of at least 20 people attacked someone on Michigan Avenue on Saturday night.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2011

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Mobs Attack 2 Men In Streeterville

Three people were arrested for mob action and police continue to investigate after a man was attacked by a group of young men on Northwestern University’s Streeterville campus Saturday night.

06/05/2011

Coris Ashford says he was unfairly expelled from Proviso East High School. (CBS)

Expelled Student Sues Proviso East

Junior says he was unfairly barred from high school because he came upon a fight in the hallway.

11/04/2010