THAT’S BETTER: After First Doing Nothing, City Zaps Gang Tags

After CWB Chicago reported large swaths of gang tags along the lakefront to the city for removal on July 16, the city closed our service requests out and marked them complete—even though they had done absolutely nothing.

We reported on the lack of effort over the weekend.

Now, we can happily report, the tags have been obliterated—painted over with a thick layer of beige paint.

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CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is