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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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ASTERISK: Belmont Excluded From “Crime Down On CTA”

Parvis Brahim Just yesterday, we reported that “crime” is down. If by “crime” we’re talking precisely about robberies exactly within Wrigleyville and Boystown and only when compared to any of the last six [but not seven] years. The real progress on that front this year cannot be diminished. But the always-jiving-for-an-angle practices of the Chicago

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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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HELLMONT: 5 Arrests In “Huge” Brawl At CTA Station

It was in the air last night. That vibe that has set in for 6 months of the year around here lately. Hookers hanging out at Clark and Belmont side-by-side with babies in strollers. At midnight, of course. There’s no sense having the young ones out before midnight, right? Piles of people unloading from hoopty

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PHOTOS: CTA Releases Pix Of Belmont Robbery Suspect

The Chicago Transit Authority has released photos of a woman suspected in the attempted robbery and apparent pepper spraying of a victim outside of the Ann Sather restaurant on Belmont last Wednesday morning. We’re happy to see some photos being issued so the community can help the police. Now, how about circulating pix of the perpetrators who