Robberies are up 46% and there have been more shooting this year than 2014 through 2020 combined. But the Near North District commander says social media is what’s fueling a “perception” of an increase in violence.
A River North hotel desk clerk stabbed a visiting New York City firefighter during a dispute over a room reservation on Thursday evening, prosecutors said. But the accused man’s attorney claimed he stabbed the firefighter — six times, allegedly — in self defense.
Prosecutors on Saturday accused a man with a long history of violent attacks in Streeterville and the Near North Side of stabbing a 24-year-old woman to death as she worked at Chase Bank, 600 North Dearborn, this week.