CTA

Cops warn of Loop pickpocket team

Chicago police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a pickpocket team that has been working the CTA train system downtown. Meanwhile, a prolific pickpocket who has two theft cases pending has been charged with stealing wallets from two more victims in and near the Loop.

Near North

Fed up with crime, Near North residents plan protest

Neighbors living in the area around Division, State, Dearborn, and Clark streets are getting fed up with all the petty crime, shoplifting, drug dealing and open drug use in their community. Now, they are going public with their complaints. For these residents, it’s all about the quality of life crimes that are now plaguing many downtown and Near North Side neighborhoods.