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MAGIC NUMBER: 476

The monthly CAPS meetings start popping up this week and CWB thought we’d pass along some info to help you form questions and follow-up questions for the people in the front of the rooms. Manpower Shortage Here’s some documentation to help you determine if the 19th district has lost officers since the old 19th and

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EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE: District in RAP Status for 3+ Hours; Mayor’s Detail Gets Back-up For A “Suspicious Man” Who Coughed Near Rahm’s Home

The 19th district ran out of cops again, entering “Radio Assignment Pending” status at 2:43 this morning. The RAP was lifted at 6:18AM. Six of the district’s 15 police beats did not have cars assigned to them, according to an online report.  Who makes the schedule around here? You’re having people robbed and beaten every Friday

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CRAZY NOODLES: Delivery Driver's Car Stolen

The delivery driver for Penny’s Noodle Shop, 3400 N. Sheffield, had his car stolen as he dropped off an order in the 1100 block of Roscoe yesterday evening. As the driver wrapped up the delivery around 7:30PM, the thief, described only as a male and black, hopped into the idling gray Accura Integra and sped

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$tarbuck$: Punks Swipe Phone, Sell It Back To Victim

Here’s a unique twist on cell phone theft. Three offenders stole a victim’s cell phone at the Starbucks on Diversey at Clark/Broadway around 6:15 Wednesday evening. Then, in a bizarre turn of events, one of the thieves offered to sell the back phone to their victim for $60. Remarkably, the victim agreed to the deal!

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SNOOZER: Cornelia Capers; Puppy Alert

Tuesday gave us another calm night in the neighborhood. It just feels so, uh, 2003 around here! What’s Up On Cornelia?One item of note: A report of 5 men fighting on the corner of Cornelia and Fremont around 8 o’clock last night. That’s notable because almost exactly 24 hours before, police responded to a fight

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DAILY TICKER: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Note: Today’s ticker corrects an error in 2008’s statistics. The CWB Daily Ticker is a dashboard of the most up-to-date robbery statistics possible for our neighborhood over the past year, 5 years, and 10 years. As we’ve often said, our problem did not spring up overnight. It has built and built over several years. Simply