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Cook County carjackings on pace to be the worst in 2 decades

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Good morning, Chicago —
Here’s the latest news from the area this morning.
With nearly 1,400 carjacking victims across Cook County this year, the problem is worse than it has been in two decades. Our Frank Main looked at the numbers in a database created by the sheriff’s office to get a better sense of the problem.
Yesterday evening at Leighton Criminal Courthouse, a jury found former Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem guilty of brutally stabbing his boyfriend to death at his River North condo. Jurors needed less than two hours to reach their decision. Lathem showed no reaction upon the verdict being announced.
And 18 former NBA players, including four with ties to the Chicago area, were charged yesterday for allegedly pocketing about $2.5 million by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan. Two of the players, Melvin Ely and Will Bynum, were arrested in the Chicago area yesterday.
Get even more news below, and thanks for reading.
Satchel Price, assistant audience engagement editor
Cook County carjackings on pace to be the worst in 2 decades: Camry is No. 1, most victims are men, Sunday’s the worst day
Jurors find former NU professor guilty of murdering boyfriend
Eighteen former NBA players — including some with Chicago ties — charged in health-care fraud scheme
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