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Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

2:05 am

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot early Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway, an area typically considered among the safest in the city. It was the latest in a series of violent crimes near DePaul’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. The man was standing on the sidewal...

4 adults and 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

4 adults and 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

Associated Press

April 7, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two children were among the six people who were wounded when two men opened fire on a baby shower outside of a home on the South Side of Chicago. The attack happened Saturday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 20 childre...

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 5, 2019

Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's la...

Recent robberies around campus have left students on high alert

Recent robberies around campus have left students on high alert

Carina Smith, News Editor

November 5, 2018

A recent string of robberies that have taken place on and around DePaul’s campus has many students on edge about their safety. According to Public Safety alerts that are sent out to students, faculty and staff, there have been multiple separate robbery incidents since Oct. 16. The fi...

Safety report shows campus crime statistics stagnating

Safety report shows campus crime statistics stagnating

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 15, 2018

The 2018 Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report was released late last month, showing that DePaul’s crime has remained nearly unchanged throughout the last few years. The report includes statistics from both on-campus and public data, a requirement under the federal Cleary ...

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Timothy Duke, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

In response to panhandling, graffiti and shoplifting in the Loop, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) has hired two private armed security guards to assist in the prevention and catching of such crimes and their perpetrators. Retail workers along State Street are glad to have additional assistance in dea...

Man attempts to lure 13-year old into his car near DePaul, police say

Man attempts to lure 13-year old into his car near DePaul, police say

Amber Colón

July 14, 2017

A Chicago Police crime report warned Lincoln Park residents of a driver who allegedly who tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into his car on the 1300 block of West Fullerton Avenue early Wednesday evening. Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday a man unknown to the girl was driving a brown or gold two-door, late-model...

Public Safety responds to shooting of DePaul student

Public Safety responds to shooting of DePaul student

DePaulia Admin

March 28, 2017

According to a Public Safety alert, an 18-year-old male DePaul student “was a victim of attempted robbery” while walking home around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The student was “approached by two individuals who (demanded) money” on the 1100 block of West Lill Avenue and was shot in the leg when...

Aggravated assault reported on Loop campus

Aggravated assault reported on Loop campus

Kyle Woosley

July 28, 2016

An aggravated assault was reported in the Maggie C. Daley Building at DePaul’s loop campus. According to Public Safety, the incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in an elevator of the Daley Building. The victim said an individual displayed a handgun in the elevator and threatened to shoot the victim’s bro...

Two robbed at gunpoint near Lincoln Park campus

Kyle Woosley

July 11, 2016

Two men were robbed at gunpoint near the Fullerton Red Line CTA stop Saturday morning. According to DePaul Public Safety, the two men, who were in no way affiliated with DePaul, were walking eastbound near 940 W. Fullerton Ave. at approximately 4:45 a.m. when they were approached by the two a...

Shooting reported near Loop campus

Shooting reported near Loop campus

Jessica Villagomez

July 5, 2016

An aggravated battery was reported to DePaul’s Public Safety Tuesday morning near the Loop campus. According to an email sent to the DePaul community, a shooting occurred on Jackson between Wabash and Michigan at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. “A 20 year old female was grazed by a bullet on her left l...

Sexual assault reported in Munroe Hall

Sexual assault reported in Munroe Hall

Mariah Woelfel

February 23, 2016

A criminal sexual assault alleged to have happened in January in Munroe Hall was reported to Public Safety last Monday, Feb. 15. Read More »...

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