State Street Businesses Hire Armed Security GuardsA pair of guards, which the Chicago Loop Alliance calls “street ambassadors,” began making their rounds on Thursday, walking the beat from Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive.
DePaul University Security Guards Plan One-Day StrikeThe security guards have said Guardian Security Services pays so little that employees often struggle to pay for basic needs.
Navy Pier Boosts Security After Friday Night BrawlPolice and witnesses have said anywhere from 30 to 100 brawling youths stormed through the pier’s Winter WonderFest, which is billed as a family-friendly event.
Aldermen Back Mandate For 24-Hour Security For Medical Marijuana BusinessesThe City Council Zoning Committee easily approved a measure that would require all medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers to hire around-the-clock security guards.
Libertyville Man, 66, Claims Attack By Hospital SecurityA lawsuit claims that a 66-year-old Libertyville man suffering a mini-stroke was threatened, beaten and even bitten by a group of security guards at Advocate Condell Medical Center after attempting to leave following a wait of more than six hours.
Man Sues Walmart, Claiming Security Failed To Stop AttackThe suit alleges Jeremiah Rogers and his girlfriend were at the Walmart in Waukegan in January, when a man hit him with a wine bottle, but security guards failed to stop the attack after kicking the man out earlier.
2 Alleged Shoplifters Use Pepper Spray On Security GuardsTwo 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.
CTA Defends Replacing Private Security Guards With Customer Service RepsCTA President Forrest Claypool said the customer service reps will offer a stable presence at CTA stations, and know the community where they work.
Parents Of Teen Strip-Searched At School Sue Assistant Principal, PoliceThe student said two security guards, a Chicago police officer and a female assistant principal took him from an room where he was serving an “in school suspension” to a nearby washroom on the second floor, where they conducted a strip search.
Drivers Say Security Guards Snarling Traffic At North Side IntersectionThey have badges and uniforms, but no authority to direct traffic. Still, that's not stopping private security guards from doing just that on a busy public street.
Parents: Guards At Vacant Buildings Will Keep Kids SaferIt seems parents are in favor of an idea that will be proposed this week in the City Council, to make it safer for children to walk to their neighborhood schools.
Hundreds Jump Fences During LollapaloozaIt's the one part of Lollapalooza that few people saw until now -- hundreds of young people rushing a fence and knocking it down, then running right past security.