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CBS2: Tunney “Open” To Moving Pride Parade

Eight long hours after yesterday’s Pride Parade ended,  Chicago Police vehicles are stacked up on Halsted Street as officers try to maintain control of the area. On the heels of a post-Pride Parade shitshow of epic proportions, Alderman Tom Tunney today tells CBS2Chicago today that he is open to moving the Pride Parade downtown. “We hear from

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SIX ROBBERIES OVERNIGHT: Two More On “Helmont”

Six people called police to report being robbed in our neighborhood between 8:30 last night and 4:30 this morning. Belmont Avenue, which has racked up a dozen muggings in a month, scored two more in the overnight mayhem. • A moving van crew was robbed at gunpoint in the 2900 block of Racine around 8:30

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MAN UP: Parade Backers Need To Own Their Mess

Eight hours after Sunday’s parade ended, police were still hustling tomaintain control of area streets. The Chicago Police Department fired off a press release minutes after yesterday’s Pride Parade ended. In it, they perkily announced that the parade garnered a mere eight arrests and a good time was had by all. End of story. Bye

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PRIDE VIDEOS: Cop Car Dancefloor And More

Video: Crowd pummels a cop car during Pride 2014 Here are a few videos from Pride 2014 that have caught our eyes so far: Kristen Linscott’s photos of an unruly crowd dancing on and smashing the windows of a Chicago Police Department patrol car at Aldine and Broadway come to life in her Telly video.

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PROUD?: Squad Cars Pummeled By Rowdy Spectators

UPDATE JUNE 30TH: Video of the police car dance is now up, also from @runningwithcf ————- At least two Chicago police cars were heavily damaged by rowdy crowds along Halsted Street during this afternoon’s Pride Parade.  @runningwithcf sent these photos out on Twitter, showing a huge crowd swarming an unattended squad car at Halsted and

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FLASHBACK: Scenes From Pride Then & Now

Let’s have some fun. Here’s a look at scenes from the 2015 Chicago Pride Parade side-by-side with photos of the same locations during long-ago Pride Parades. The parade has really changed. The buildings? Not so much. Broadway At Wellington, 1985 1985 Photo: Alan Light on Flickr Broadway & Belmont 1976 1976 photo: Leather Archives & Museum Broadway

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SPITBALLING: How HUGE Will Parade Organizers Say This Year’s Crowd Was?

online poll by Opinion Stage (function () { var opst = document.createElement(‘script’); var os_host = document.location.protocol == “https:” ? “https:” : “http:”; opst.type = ‘text/javascript’; opst.async = true; opst.src = os_host + ‘//’ + ‘www.opinionstage.com/polls/2208625/embed.js’; (document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(opst); }()); Here’s your chance to put your psychic powers to the test. After Sunday’s parade concludes, how

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THE WORST: City Confirms Two More Robberies At Belmont/Sheffield

Ha. Haha. Haahaha. Yeah. A police camera. Early today, the Chicago Police Department released data confirming two more armed robberies reported at the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield last Saturday morning. Raw information from the department’s CLEARMap site shows one victim reported being robbed at gunpoint south of the intersection at 2:00AM last Saturday and

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OOPS: Woman Robbed, Suspect Caught Within Seconds

Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s public safety patrol played a key role in apprehending a robbery offender Friday afternoon. Witnesses called 911 at 2:05PM yesterday and reported that a woman had been strong-arm robbed behind the Walgreens at Clark and Barry. Within seconds, an Illinois Masonic patrol and 19th district police stopped a suspect—described only as

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AGAIN: Boystown Bar Employee Hit In Head, Robbed

A Boystown bar employee was struck in the back of the head and robbed of his wallet near Roscoe and Halsted this morning. This is at least the second report of a robbery victim being clubbed in the head this week. Today’s victim called police from the nearby 7-Eleven store shortly before 5 o’clock. He