Monday, July 08, 2019

Reading List: Some stories of interest from around the web

The still at-large Rogers Park killer | CPD
Here’s a handful of stories from other outlets that we found interesting and worth sharing:

Rogers Park murder weapon used on W. Side

Remember those two cold-blooded, random killings on the streets of Rogers Park last year? The Chicago Tribune learned that ballistics tests have determined that the gun used to kill Douglass Watts and Eliyahu Moscowitz  36 hours apart last autumn has since been used in two shootings on the West Side. Read the full story here.

Paroled murderer charged with battering cop after Navy Pier fireworks

The Sun-Times reports that Michael Tigue, who was convicted of first-degree murder as a juvenile battered a cop following the Fourth of July fireworks at Navy Pier. Tigue was released from prison when he turned 21 on March 30, reporter Tom Schuba wrote. See the full story here. According to a 2013 CBS2 report, Tigue was 15 when he stabbed his 25-year-old brother to death.

CTA trains to show surveillance video on-board

The next generation of CTA train cars being built in the Hegewisch neighborhood will have several new features, including LCD screens on the walls to display live surveillance images of riders, CBS2 reports. The transit agency hopes the feature will reduce crime. Read the full story here.

DNA ties cabbie accused of Lakeview sexual assault to 2007 rape in Oswego

A taxi driver who stands accused of sexually abusing a Lakeview woman who fell asleep in the back of his cab last year is now charged with sexually assaulting a woman in southwest suburban Oswego in 2007. A DNA profile taken from Mustafa Dikbas after his arrest in the Lakeview case matched samples taken in the earlier case, prosecutors said. See the Aurora Beacon News report here.

Mustafa had been free on $750,000 bail since April 2018, according to court records.
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