WEEKEND TICKER: Beatings and Other Bar Hopping BS

This weekend’s bar strip beatings report:


12:47AM – Roscoe’s Tavern needs police assistance inside the bar at Roscoe and Halsted. Disturbance quelled.

2:03AM – Officers witness a fight on Halsted just north of Roscoe.

2:32AM – People outside of Little Jim’s Tavern, Halsted and Cornelia, report that a man with a knife is walking around asking people for money.

4:00AM – Three 911 callers report fights on the street at 918 Belmont. A responding officer determines that it is “just the usual bulls***.” Not to be confused with 2013’s declaration of such activity on Belmont as “the usual stuff.

4:08AM – Battery in progress. 20 people fighting in front of the Clarke’s diner, 930 Belmont. Officer notes that he saw “hundreds of people out there” when he responded to “the usual stuff” eight minutes earlier.

4:12AM – Fight on the street. Halsted and Brompton.

4:33AM – “Completely intoxicated” woman reportedly battered by a man and a woman at Clark and Roscoe.

5:15AM – 50 people fighting at Clark and Belmont. Officers disperse the crowd.

4:52PM – CTA calls in a fight in progress at the Addison Red Line station.

5:12PM – 10 teenagers fighting in the Jewel parking lot near Broadway and Addison. The group scatters when police arrive.


12:41AM – Officers witness a fight at John Barleycorn, 3524 N. Clark. One arrest.

1:02AM – Battery and passing of counterfeit money at Taco Bell, 1111 Addison. It is not clear if the matters are related.

1:18AM – Item of interest: Chicago Police say they and the Secretary of State Police are about to conduct a license check at Exedus II, 3477 N. Clark.

2:07AM – Battery in progress near Fiesta Cantina, 3407 N. Clark.

2:55AM – Fight in front of Taco Bell, 1111 Addison.

3:18AM – An employee is reportedly battered by a customer at Clarke’s restaurant, 930 W. Belmont.

4:00AM – Fight at Taco Bell, 1111 Addison. Taco Bell security is chasing and offender up Clark Street. One arrest for assault.

4:05AM – “They’re fighting in the parking lot” of the McDonald’s across from Wrigley Field, a sergeant says.

5:51PM – Fight inside of Progress Bar. One arrest.

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