More and more criminal cases are wrapping up as Cook County’s court system works its way toward normalcy after being severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some recent resolutions to CTA-related criminal cases that you may remember reading about on CWBChicago:
A sometimes violent shoplifting team has repeatedly raided high-end retailers to steal expensive purses along the Magnificent Mile, Oak Street, and Rush Street this month, according to several police reports.
A shoplifting crew that has repeatedly raided high-end stores along the Mag Mile and Rush Street to steal purses this summer struck has struck at least three more times — and they may be upping their game with more aggressive tactics.
A shooting that left four people injured in Old Town on Monday has been linked to two armed carjackings of rideshare drivers that unfolded Friday on the Magnificent Mile and in West Town, according to a source.
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.