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 of them is big enough to swallow a large exercise ball and deep enough to devour a small child. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Police are cautioning North Side taxi drivers after a pair of cabbies were robbed at knifepoint in separate incidents last week in Ravenswood and West Ridge.
Women walking in two Chicago neighborhoods are taking each step with more caution after two sexual assaults that happened a week ago Sunday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
There has been grumbling among aldermen and others who balked at the idea of naming a school on the city’s near North Side after a president whose political career was launched on the South Side.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Monday in West Englewood. Officers found a man, thought to be in his 50s, unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street about 12:45 a.m.
The teen fell into the water near the 4000 block of Recreation Drive about 6:10 p.m. He was pulled from the lake and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m.
About 12:20 a.m., a man riding his bike was struck by a northbound train as he attempted to go around the gates near the CTA Kimball station in the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.
The 32-year-old man was driving a 2006 Toyota 4Runner SUV westbound on LaSalle Drive at 10:58 p.m. when it turned left onto the 1700 block of North Clark Street and collided with a Toyota Camry taxi.
Nathan Breitling, 28, of the 800 block of Morris Drive in Palatine, was found dead in the alley of the 4200 block of North Kenmore Avenue about 7:15 a.m. Thursday.
A woman fell in Montrose Harbor around 2 a.m., and Chicago Fire Department and Police Marine Unit crews were able to pull her out and get her to a hospital, but another person also might have gone in the water.
Chicago police shut down Lake Shore Drive on the North Side for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon as they investigated a suspicious package.
The boy was walking on a sidewalk in the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue about 2:40 a.m. when a gray minivan drove by and someone inside shot at him.
The most recent shooting occurred about 1:50 a.m. Friday when a 25-year-old woman was shot in the leg in the 6600 block of North Sheridan Road.
About 3 p.m., a 63-year-old man was struck by an dark gray “older model” Nissan Rogue that was driving in reverse in a parking lot in the 4800 block of North Western Avenue.
The 29-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of West Berteau Avenue at 5:45 a.m. when a man got out of a white van, implied he had a weapon, and demanded the victim’s backpack, according to police.
The FBI calls her the “Shady Bandit,” because of her dark glasses. Another robber is a man the feds call the “Benchwarmer Bandit.” CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the abdomen about 7:40 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue.
A South Side man arrested while holding up his second cab driver of the morning early Tuesday in the North Side Lake View neighborhood has been ordered held on $500,000 bond.
Police say they’ve caught a serial burglar in the act.