A business group that represents businesses in Boystown may pull the plug on its long-time armed security patrol as attitudes toward policing change and the Chicago Police Department itself suggests better ways for it to spend money, according to a recent presentation.
Police are investigating two more robberies in the Wrigleyville and neighborhoods, both reported Friday night. The latest incidents follow the robbery of a woman inside an apartment building in the same area on Thursday.
Two executives of Chicago House, a charity dedicated to supporting people living with HIV and AIDS, used the group’s funds to pay for a divorce attorney, buy an Audi, and go on lavish shopping sprees, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors say a victim clung to the outside of a robber’s moving car for over a block before he was thrown to the pavement as the driver made a turn in Boystown last October. Charges have just been filed in the case.