Chicago aims to crack down on organized retail thefts amid string of crimes along Magnificent Mile

Illinois' attorney general is cracking down on retail thefts in Chicago by creating a new task force to target organized hits on retail stores.

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jbchi
jbchi
163 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Not just Chicago like the headline says, but Illinois' attorney general is organizing a state-wide task force for the first time.

scotsworth
scotsworth
130 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Heh man I remember getting downvoted to hell when I suggested these thefts and the general upheaval on the Mag Mile were one reason (of many) chains are closing up shop there (which is bad for the city as a whole... because tax revenue and tourism help us all).

Guessing people will still dig their heels in and say it's "not a big deal" and "they have insurance"

avc4x4
avc4x4
99 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Nice to see that something is going to be done (or at least attempted) about the thefts, but unless I am missing something here, if we aren't able to bypass or divert away from the purview of the Cook county criminal court system/​Foxx, not much will change? Thefts of anything less than $1k are misdemeanors, which are effectively slaps-on-the-wrist, at best.

OnlyPlaysPaladins
OnlyPlaysPaladins
51 · 12 days ago · Reddit

And Kim Foxx is MIA. That woman has been an absolute fucking disaster for Chicago and its region. What a tragedy for a once-great city.

Father_Toboggan
Father_Toboggan
48 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Retail stores only had to be fucked over for a year straight

Jentweety
Jentweety
43 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Anyone who has tried to get the CPD to respond to property crime against individuals, instead of retailers, is rightly annoyed with this.

Neverdoeslaundry123
Neverdoeslaundry123
31 · 12 days ago · Reddit

I guess 12 months later is better late than never... west loop really misses having an on-duty patrol officer we had 4 stores on Madison broken into last week its just sad at this point I really don't want to flee to the suburbs

virgin_microbe
virgin_microbe
10 · 12 days ago · Reddit

A recent WSJ article said Amazon is the new stolen goods fencer. Christ, one of the CVS downtown had all the laundry detergent locked up!

Active_Tooter
Active_Tooter
5 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Oh wow, they're planning to "crack down" on this, how exciting! If it's anywhere near as effective as the War on Murder currently underway I'd say they've got these shoplifters quaking in their ankle bracelets.