A long-time community activist in Wicker Park and Bucktown is hoping neighbors will get involved in a letter-writing campaign to Cook County leaders as a neighborhood convenience store prepared to close its doors for good.
Stolen U-Haul trucks. Suspiciously-timed gunfire. License plate tracking data. Those are just some of the puzzle pieces that have Chicago police leaders concerned about overnight raids on the city’s retail corridors in the days and weeks ahead.
An organized group burglarized several businesses in and near Wicker Park early Friday Park, prompting Chicago police to flood the downtown retail corridors with extra resources to prevent similar raids along the Mag Mile and nearby areas.