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.
The carjacking outside the Latin School of Chicago is linked to a series of violent carjackings across the city, but the man who was allegedly caught driving the stolen car is only charged with misdemeanors.
A man who was on felony bail intended to shoot a rival gang member on the Eisenhower Expressway last year, prosecutors said. Instead, he allegedlyshot and killed a woman who was riding in the intended target’s car.
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.
An Uptown man has been charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault stemming from an alleged confrontation with local Ald. James Cappleman (46th) over the weekend. It’s at least the third time Cappleman has had someone arrested since being elected in 2012.