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RIDICULOUS: We Report 25 Gang Tags, City Does Nothing

Top: Our city service request marked “closed.”Middle: Our photo of gang symbols at Marovitz Golf Course on July 14.Bottom: The same location on July 20, after the tags were “removed.” For the second summer in a row, CWB Chicago editors last week documented significant gang tag activity along the lakefront north of Belmont Harbor. And,

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MUGGED, MUGGED, AND MUGGED: 3 Robberies In 6 Hours

Three people were robbed in Wrigleyville and Boystown between midnight and 6AM on Saturday. July has already become the worst month for robberies this year and the increase in mugging activity may indicate that hard-won gains against street violence that were won under a recently-transferred police commander are slipping away. Here are the details on

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12 BIG ONES: Man Sentenced In 2013 Robbery Spree

Morgan The second of two men charged in a December 2013 robbery binge around our neighborhood has received two 12-year prison sentences to be served concurrently. Ronald Morgan, 25, entered his plea on Wednesday. His co-defendant, 24-year-old Charlie Allen, pleaded guilty in January and received an identical sentence. The duo was accused of robbing a

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BOYSTOWN: Cops Find Robbery Victim In Halsted Alley

The victim was found in this Buckingham Place alley, just west of Halsted Street. Police responding to 911 calls of a man screaming for help near Buckingham and Halsted discovered a robbery victim beaten in an alley Tuesday night. Several callers reported hearing screams and one caller reported the victim—said to be in his 40’s