Report: Tourism Chief Backtracks After Reports That Crime Is Hurting EffortsThe man in charge of promoting Chicago conventions and tourism is backpedaling on reports quoting him as saying that the recent crime wave in the city is going to damage his best efforts, unless it is quickly quelled.
CTA Boss: Surveillance Cameras Could Help Deter Mob AttacksThe head of the Chicago Transit Authority said he hopes surveillance cameras aboard CTA trains and at CTA stations will act as a deterrent to more mob attacks like the ones that occurred this past weekend.
Northwestern Hospital Warns Workers About Recent Mob AttacksA memo has been sent out to thousands of employees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, warning of two recent mob attacks on doctors – one near Prentice Women’s Hospital, the other a few blocks north of the Northwestern hospital campus.
Mayor Confident Police Will Handle Mob Attacks, Rise In Gang ViolenceMayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to reassure the public that Chicago Police are moving quickly to stop the kind of mob attacks which occurred this past weekend, as well as the spike in gang violence this year.
McCarthy: City's Crime Crisis Is 'Not Going To Be Solved Overnight'In a weekend marred by a rash of shootings that left at least eight people dead and 40 wounded – as well as three violent mob attacks on innocent people in and around downtown, police Supt. Garry McCarthy emphasizes that the problem of violence in Chicago is “not going to be solved overnight.”
Eight Teens Charged In Mob Attacks Over The WeekendEight 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.
Violent Mob Attacks Mar Wisconsin State FairViolent mob attacks inside the festival grounds have marred the Wisconsin State Fair in suburban Milwaukee.
Jackson: Structure, Activity For Youth Is Answer To Stopping MobsThe Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday said more structure and activity for Chicago youth could go a long way to prevent the teenage mob violence that has been seen in the city in recent weeks.
Police Out In Force To Prevent Crime At Taste Of ChicagoIt’s been a violent start to the summer, with a string of mob attacks close to downtown leaving people wondering about safety at the Taste of Chicago starting today.
With School Out, Police Presence Boosted DowntownWith school out and in the wake of mob attacks along the lakefront, the Chicago Police Department is making a big show of force along the beaches and Michigan Avenue.
McCarthy On Mob Attacks: Police Are 'On Top' Of ItPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday downplayed the significance of mob attacks in the downtown area, and said police are “on top of” the situation.
Rwandan President Talks Buisness, Chicago Mob AttacksRwandan President Paul Kagame was in Chicago over the weekend, addressing expatriates who gathered in the city for a two-day event.