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“CONFIDENTIAL CRIMES”: Robbery Of Mayor’s Son Was One Of 178 Specially-Flagged Incidents Since 2007, City Exec Says

The December beating and robbery of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son was tagged “confidential” by the city, which prevented the incident from appearing in the city’s vaunted crime “transparency” site. That’s the word from Tom Schenk Jr, the city’s chief data officer. CWB reported exclusively last week that the Emanuel robbery had gone missing from

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ALERT: Gunman Targeting Local Businesses, Cops Say

Wanted.  Chicago police have just issued a community alert warning the public about a man who has robbed two businesses at gunpoint in our area. Both crimes were first reported here on CWB. The man is wanted for robbing Plato’s Closet resale shop at Broadway and Diversey over the weekend as well as robbing a

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BRAZEN: Clothing Store Robbed At Gunpoint Saturday Morning

Surveillance photo of the suspect robbing Plato’s Closet on Saturday.(Chicago Police Department) UPDATE 9:09PM: Police have issued a community alert regarding this crime. Our original report follows, with surveillance photo added. ————- The hustle and bustle of a major 3-way intersection did not dissuade a man from robbing a Lake View clothing store at gunpoint

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AWKWARD: Emanuel Robbery Missing From City Crime List

UPDATE FEB 21, 2:15PM—City Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk Jr. stated via Twitter Friday that “we [identified] the issue and fixed it.” The Emanuel robbery is now online with another 114 crimes that were “omitted in the past 8 years” due to the glitch, Schenk said. We have asked Schenk for more information about what

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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED: “Subway Bandit” Crime Spree Escalates Monday; Suburban Man Sought

Surveillance images of the man preparing to rob a WrigleyvilleSubway sandwich shop on Saturday. (Chicago Police) UPDATE FEBRUARY 17 5:25PM — Lake County authorities have taken the suspect into custody. —————————— Chicago and suburban police investigators late Monday identified a suspect in the armed robberies of two Wrigleyville and Boystown-area Subway restaurants as the man’s

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POLICE ALERT: Armed Robber Targeting Businesses Here

Surveillance images of the suspect. (Chicago Police Department) Chicago police late yesterday issued a community alert to warn of an armed robber who targeted at least two local businesses last week. Early Sunday, we reported that cops were investigating connections between three robberies and one theft at area businesses last week. Police are publicly connecting two of