Their tactic: a call for help. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A runner is said to be doing ok after being attacked in a Cook County Forest preserve over the weekend, reports WBBM’s John Waelti.
Police say a man sprayed a woman with a liquid in an attempt robbery Saturday morning outside a bank in Gurnee.
Three girls, all students, were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.
The Chicago Fire Department says 15 children were taken to hospitals as a precaution after pepper spray was released at a Near West Side school.
Eighteen people were taken to various hospitals after someone sprayed pepper spray during a party Saturday night in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
About 9 a.m. Tuesday, 32-year-old Lumani Lubemba entered the Daley Center wearing a “blue uniform and black body armor” and “carrying a semi-automatic pistol on his right hip, under a black jacket,” according to Cook County Sheriff’s police.
Police are searching for two men who pepper-sprayed a clerk while robbing a southwest suburban convenience store of more than $2,000 last week.
Police said the first attack occurred about 10:30 p.m., when a group of three girls approached a 24-year-old woman on foot, and sprayed her as she stood outside in the 1100 block of South State Street.
Derrick Ray, 41, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer, three misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass.
Two teenage girls have been charged after they used pepper spray on security officers who tried to detain them Friday as they left the Macy’s store at Orland Square Mall without paying for merchandise, Orland Park police said.
Nine students at a Near North Side bilingual public elementary school were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a student accidentally discharged pepper spray.
Two clerks at a Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood beauty supply shop were pepper-sprayed when a man with a gun and a woman robbed the store Monday morning.
The 14-year-old victim set up the meeting online using a website for sexual liaisons, Prospect Heights police said.
Police said school officials questioned the 10-year-old boy behind the attack, which left many parents concerned.
Fire and rescue crews were sent to a West Side elementary school Friday morning, after a report of pepper spray at the school.
High School students posed as tear-gassed NATO demonstrators on Wednesday as Franciscan Saint James Hospital in Chicago Heights drilled emergency teams who might be needed if protests get out of hand during the NATO summit in May and Chicago hospitals are overwhelmed.
A West Chicago woman was arrested Monday morning after spraying a Metra conductor with mace when she refused to show her train ticket.
A 61-year-old woman was sprayed with a disabling substance while her purse was snatched Sunday morning in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Wrigleyville, Boystown, and other parts of the trendy Lakeview neighborhood have been targeted by a group of robbers who roam the streets wielding pepper spray.