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DONE & DONE: Helmont Gangway Secured, Tag Removed

The unsecured gangway as seen earlier this month (L)and today (R). Below: The blue six-pointed star ofthe Gangster Disciples street gang is now gone. Ten days ago, tipped off by an Everyblock post and reader emails, we told you about a Gangster Disciples gang tag and a dangerous, unsecured passageway near Belmont and Sheffield—the heart

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ARRESTING: Ex-Con, Living In Youth Shelter, Batters Center On Halsted Worker (And Other Recent Allegations)

Adams.(Cook Co Sheriff’s Office) A Near West Side man is charged in connection with an alleged robbery that reportedly took place after last Tuesday’s Night Ministry outreach in Boystown. Christopher Adams, identified by cops as a “known Conservative Vice Lord” is charged with robbery, battery, and theft. Bail is set at $10,000. Adams, 23,  has

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BENCHED: Bar Associations Rate Judges On The Ballot

Separating the wheat from the chaff. Image: Parris Blog With early voting underway, we though we would pass along some information to consider when you come to the frequently-skipped judicial retention section of the ballot. No Cook County judge has lost a retention vote since 1990. Not even Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Brim. She was

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WRIGLEYVILLE: Woman Beaten, Robbed Behind Taco Bell

Image: Yelp! A woman reported being beaten and robbed in the alley behind Wrigleyville’s Taco Bell around 1:45 this morning. No one is in custody. After the attack, the offender fled westbound in the alley from 1119 Addison.  He is described as male, black, 6-feet tall, 150 pounds, wearing dark jeans with red rhinestones and

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BAD FORTUNE: Feds Raid Uptown Restaurant

News outlets reported liberally of yesterday’s federal raids on a group of restaurants in Chinatown. None mentioned that an Uptown restaurant was raided, too. Members of the Chicago Police Department’s Joint Terrorism Task Force executed a federal search warrant at 11AM Friday at 4832 N. Broadway, the address of Lao Sze Chuan Uptown. Lao Sze

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CLIPPINGS: Lincoln Park Alderman Says Police Are There, “You Just Can’t See Them”…And Other Tidbits

Some updates, notes, and the like: Reporter Suspended Sports Illustrated football reporter Robert Klemko has been suspended for four weeks after being accused of carjacking and battering a cab driver in Lake View early Saturday morning. Klemko, 27, is said to have been “cooperative and remorseful throughout” SI’s internal review, according to a tweet by

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EAGLE EYE: “Suspicious Men” Call Leads To Burglary Charges, Apprehension Of Alleged Armed Robber

Hill, charged with burglary and obstructingidentification. (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office) A Boystown resident’s report of “suspicious men” pulling on door handles Sunday morning led to two arrests, including one man who was allegedly wanted for armed robbery with a handgun. Officers responded to the 500 block of Cornelia around 8:30 that morning and immediately engaged