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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