Police are investigating four armed robberies that occurred in Lakeview and Lincoln Park yesterday evening and early today. The hold-ups are part of a robbery surge in the area that has claimed dozens of victims since November 1.
Scam artists posing as attorneys have infiltrated Cook County’s online criminal court proceedings to defraud defendants, according to a recent letter from Chief Judge Timothy Evans to all of the county’s judges.
Ridership on the CTA’s train system remains significantly lower than during the pre-COVID era, but city statistics show that robberies and violent attacks on the L system from downtown to the North Side are at their highest point in at least ten years.
Eight months into life as a legal adult, 18-year-old Kendale Cowans sits in Cook County Jail this morning. He’s being held without bail after prosecutors on Tuesday charged him with carjacking a man on a South Side CVS store’s parking lot over the weekend.
Prosecutors charged two people with carrying out separate shoplifting raids on two Ulta Beauty stores over the weekend — thefts that netted them more than $13,000 in stolen merchandise, according to the allegations.