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West Loop: Cops are watching as 60-year-old is mugged

Police say they were watching as Juan Borges (inset) robbed a man in the 600 block of West Adams. | CPD; Google Two plainclothes Chicago cops were watching as a 60-year-old man was knocked to the ground and robbed near his West Loop home last Monday evening, according to prosecutors. Now, the alleged robber is

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Four businesses burglarized Monday near Clark & Diversey

Approximate locations of the four burglaries. Police are on the hunt for a burglary crew that broke into four businesses in Lincoln Park and Lakeview early Monday morning. And investigators believe patrol officers may have nearly caught the criminals as they tried to break into a fifth business near Wrigleyville.  Here’s what we’ve learned: Two

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Smollett: Former prosecutor withdraws request for special prosecutor; Separate request by former judge continues

Jussie Smollett | Wikipedia A former Cook County assistant state’s attorney this morning withdrew his request for a special prosecutor to investigate the State’s Attorney’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Saani Mohammed filed the request for a special prosecutor on April 4th, saying that the Smollett case was “plagued with irregularity.” But this morning,

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Charges filed in River North nightclub bleach attack

Kamisha Martin is accused of pouring bleach on another woman’s face. | NYPost; CPD Charges have been filed against a woman who police say poured bleach on another woman’s face during a fight inside a River North club’s ladies room. Kamisha Martin, 24, of the West Ridge neighborhood is charged with one felony count of

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Cubs pitcher has car stolen in Streeterville

Pedro Strop | MLB Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop told reporters that his car was stolen in Chicago yesterday—and he was still dealing with the matter as the team started playing the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. “I was still giving them my information in the fourth inning,” Strop said. “I told them, ‘I have to go.

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County judge unleashes on prosecutor as more and more people aren’t getting the “Smollett Deal”

In texts, top Foxx deputies discussed CWB’s apples-to-apples report. One of the many topics that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office has regularly avoided since abruptly dropping charges against Jussie Smollett on March 26th is this: Could they point to any other occasions when they flat-out dropped felony false police report charges without requiring

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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Bond court shake-up sends judges packing

Judges leaving bond court are (L to R): Sophia Atcherson, Michael Clancy, and Stephanie Miller. Changes are coming to Cook County bond court, the daily spectacle at 26th and California where terms are established for the pre-trial release of newly-accused criminal defendants. Three judges responsible for setting bail and release conditions are being transferred to