A suburban man accused of robbing men in downtown hotel rooms after meeting them through the Grindr gay dating app has pleaded guilty in two of those cases — and received a sentence of two years probation.
Despite Chicago leaders’ allegations to the contrary, the only plan Keegan Casteel had for his Fourth of July visit to the city was a secret plot to propose on the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, his defense attorney said Wednesday.
Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent used dramatic language Tuesday while talking to the press about a man arrested Sunday after a Streeterville hotel housekeeper allegedly found a rifle sitting on his room’s window sill.
Police recovered a handgun and a carjacked SUV that will now require a little bodywork after a hijacker sped away from cops and crashed into a pole on Lower Wacker Drive, according to police and prosecutors
An armed robbery crew that shot one victim, carjacked another, and held up at least five others in the downtown area early Saturday is also responsible for carjacking a driver in River North on Thursday.
Chicago police leaders have hatched a 42-page plan to keep the city under control this coming weekend. Cops will work 12-hour days while detectives saturate downtown, ride the Red Line, and stand by for possible mass arrests.