Recently there have been two reports by police of men approaching and/or attempting to lure children.
The most recent of these two attempts was on Sunday, December 13, 2015. According to Chicago Police, this child luring attempt happened in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood. This incident involved a man attempting to lure a 15-year-old girl into his truck at approximately 12:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Pulaski Road. Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 15, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police: Man tried to lure girl, 15, in West Lawn.”
The other incident involved a man approaching three middle-school children in Highland Park. According to Highland Park Police, the alleged incident happened on December 9 at Burton Avenue and Washington Place. It is not clear from information provided as to what interaction occurred between the man and students. However, the students did not know the man. Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily North Shore article of December 10, 2015 titled “HP Cops Alert To ‘Stranger’ Report.”
Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.