Community members in south suburban Midlothian are taking steps to make the area safer for female commuters after four women were attacked by a mugger.
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.
Police have issued an alert after a couple of late-night incidents in the River North area in which young men have punched people walking down the street, then robbed of money and cell phones.
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.
Joliet police say three men have been arrested for holding up students who were walking to school this week.