Security Guards

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Aldermen Back Mandate For 24-Hour Security For Medical Marijuana Businesses

The 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.

11/14/2014

Richard Wallace, 66, was allegedly brutally beaten by seven security guards when he attempted to discharge himself from Advocate's Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. (Submitted photo)

Libertyville Man, 66, Claims Attack By Hospital Security

A 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.

12/19/2013

(File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Sues Walmart, Claiming Security Failed To Stop Attack

The 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.

08/21/2013

Trinity Green (left) and Zana Jackson (right) are accused of pepper spraying security officers at Orland Square Mall after being caught trying to shoplift from Macy's. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

2 Alleged Shoplifters Use Pepper Spray On Security Guards

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.

07/31/2013

Red Line Train

CTA Defends Replacing Private Security Guards With Customer Service Reps

CTA President Forrest Claypool said the customer service reps will offer a stable presence at CTA stations, and know the community where they work.

WBBM Newsradio–05/06/2013

William Howard Taft High School (Credit: CBS)

Parents Of Teen Strip-Searched At School Sue Assistant Principal, Police

The 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.

CBS 2–12/05/2012

Drivers who regularly use the intersection of Bittersweet Place and Marine Drive have complained that private security guards at Lycée Français de Chicago – the French International School of Chicago – often stop traffic to allow cars to leave the school driveway, even though the guards have no legal authority to direct traffic. (Credit: CBS)

Drivers Say Security Guards Snarling Traffic At North Side Intersection

They 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.

CBS 2–10/11/2011

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Parents: Guards At Vacant Buildings Will Keep Kids Safer

It 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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/03/2011

Several people used their cell phones to record video of large crowds of gate crashers knocking down fences at Lollapalooza and running past security to get into the music festival without paying. (Credit: YouTube)

Hundreds Jump Fences During Lollapalooza

It’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.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

John Hernandez says he was mugged outside a CTA train station on July 5, 2011, but a CTA attendant and two security guards refused to help him afterward. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Security, Attendant Failed To Help Mugging Victim

A CTA passenger says he got jumped by a group of men at a bus stop Tuesday night, but security guards and a CTA customer assistant refused to call for emergency help.

CBS 2–07/06/2011