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THAT JOINT IS JUMPING: COH Keeps It Interesting

Even in the depths of winter, the Center on Halsted can be relied upon to keep our police officers occupied. At least five people have been arrested at the pride of Halsted Street since last Thursday. Two men in their teens or early 20’s were arrested for battery after getting into a physical altercation with

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DEEP FREEZE: January Robberies Down 67% vs. 2013

EDITORS’ NOTE, FEBRUARY 1, 2014: Below we joke that maybe someone would put out a press release to brag about the lower crime rate experienced during our 33-inch thick snow-covered, sub-zero temperature-filled January. We should’ve known that the CPD actually WOULD brag about lower January crime. ———————- Thank you, Polar Vortex (and son of Polar

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A POOR EXCUSE: Tunney Says “Staffer” Deleted Crime-Related Questions From Facebook

Remember our story about crime-related questions being routinely deleted from Alderman Tom Tunney’s Facebook page rather than answered? A resident posted this question, asking Tunney if our storyabout deleted comments is true. He deleted it. DNAInfo.com runs THIS story today with Tunney’s implausible response and reactions from residents. Yesterday, the alderman issued an “explanation.” The person

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ALDERMAN’S ANSWER TO CRIME QUESTIONS: Delete.

He’s the man without a plan. Wrigleyville and Boystown Alderman Tom Tunney’s strategy for handling our violent street crime problem in 2014 appears to be the same as his strategy for 2013: Pretend there is no violent street crime problem. While the alderman is able to whip up Facebook responses for constituents who ask why

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ENTERTAINMENT WEAKLY: Overnight Drunk Blotter

Arctic January nights have helped keep a lid on things in the “Entertainment” District. It seems that the drunken brawlers got a little cabin fever and ventured out Saturday night.  Here’s a taste of what will be tying up our severely-limited police resources in the warmer weeks ahead: 2:09AM—Fight outside of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N.

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CON-ED: “Utility Workers” Raise Residents’ Suspicions

We don’t usually dip into burglaries at CWB. Our focus has been and will always be on our neighborhoods’ growing violent street crime problem. However, we wanted to let you know that this popular scheme has found its way to our neighborhood: Multiple residents reported a suspicious man going door-to-door in Wrigleyville between 5:00 and

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WILDINGS

We hesitated to use the term “wilding” to describe attacks by large groups on individuals and much smaller groups. Unfortunately, there is no other way to describe some of the attacks in Wrigleyville and Boystown. While many of these incidents are classified by police as robberies, others are batteries — actually causing physical harm to another