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BELMONT: Men, Women, Hookers Mix It Up

Clarke’s diner at Belmont and Wilton. Image; New City Oh, Belmont. The colicky baby of area streets that keeps screaming for attention. Multiple 911 callers reported a large fight in the street near the Belmont Red Line at 2:40 this morning. One caller reported “50 to 60” people-including members of Belmont’s prostitution buffet—fighting near Clarke’s

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FRIDAY: Burglaries And Bogus Bills

Two-and-a-half burglaries to report from Friday: • 700 block of Belmont. Forcible entry to an apartment in a multi-unit building. Case HX282941 • 900 block of Barry. Unlawful entry. Case HX283061. • And, then, a woman called 911 from her apartment in the 400 block of Surf at 9:20 Friday night after an unknown man

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YES: They Still Want Your Phone

A warning sign posted on streets aroundHoxton, in London’s East End. A recently-passed city ordinance that requires businesses that unlock cell phones to provide the phone and customers’ information to police has not put a damper on the local phone theft industry. Only one of three recent incidents resulted in a police report being filed,

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BILLS BILLS BILLS: Tunney To Seek Hearings On CPD Stats

Schoolhouse Rock The Chicago City Council Meets today, giving us a good opportunity to recap a couple of recent issues: – Following an extensive report in Chicago magazine about crime data manipulation within the city’s police department and a city inspector general finding that the department significantly underreported assault cases, two resolutions have been introduced

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BOYSTOWN: Buckingham Burglar Bleeds Bountifully

That’s gonna hurt. A sharp-eyed Boystown resident came close to helping cops catch a burglar Monday evening, but the offender managed to slip away. Around 5:20PM, the neighbor called 911 from the 800 block of Aldine upon seeing a man dumping items from a purse in the alley. Officers found the purse and its contents

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UPDATED: Shots Fired Near Wrigley Field Early Sunday

Yep. Right around there. Updated info regarding a bonafide case of shots fired near the 7-Eleven store across from Wrigley Field early Sunday morning: • There were no serious injuries. • Multiple callers heard a burst of gunfire, with most saying they heard 5 shots. It is not known if the shooters were on foot

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NEARBY: 3 Small Fires Overnight Under Investigation

Three fires broke out within 20 minutes overnight in alleys to our north. All three fires were bonafide, but only one caused damage to structure. The police department’s bomb and arson unit is investigating at least one of the incidents. At 4:27AM, a dumpster fire was reported and confirmed by police at Clark and Southport.

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OH, BELMONT: Man Down, People Stop To Empty His Pockets, Take Pix

Big Stick Combat Oh, yeah. The “street life” is definitely returning to the neighborhood. Thursday morning reports: 12:46AM — Battery in progress 3207 Clark, 10 people fist fighting. 1:24AM — Battery in progress, 700 block of Roscoe. Large fight in back. 1:34AM — Battery in progress. Belmont and Sheffield. Multiple calls of five people using