Added Jan 10 2013
Was robbed on my way to the bus stop. Around quarter of 5 this morning. African-American, 5'6'' around 180 lbs. Jumped out of passenger side of a a sand colored Durango and took my purse. Asked for my cell phone, which was in my jacket pocket. Told him it was in my purse, but he checked my pockets anyway and found it. Although I'm a fighter, I've learned by now, it's probably not the best idea to try and fight back.
Took my purse, credit cards, apartment keys, cell phone. Physically, I'm fine, just a bit shaken up. He didn't have a weapon, but I wasn't going to push and see if he did. All my credit cards have been cancelled.
Thank you to the Good Samaritan who gave me a ride to the Chicago Police Station on Addison and Chicago Police for giving me a ride home, waiting for my landlord to show, and checking my apartment.
I will be investing in pepper spray, once I get a hand on some money. Please be careful out there Chicago-ans!