Citywide

INBOX: Readers' Thoughts & Questions

From the comments in our story about last Friday morning’s muggings: Last summer, the bar owners on the Halsted strip hired private security to make the area safer. Do you know if they have done this again this summer? We know that they say they have done it this year. DNAinfo recently reported that the

No Picture
Citywide

"AWWW, NUTS!" ON CLARK: Cell Phone, Wallet Gone

At 2:11AM today, a woman reported from an apartment at Halsted Street and Buckingham that her cell phone and wallet had been snatched on a street nearby. The offender, a male, black, wearing a gray and/or black hoodie, was last seen running southbound on Clark Street. Chicago Police Department case #HW387428 UPDATED 3 August 2013:

Citywide

LIGHTER SIDE: The Difference Is Night And Day

Image: theatlanticcities.com If the evenings and nights around here would go back to being more like the daytime, the CWB team could hang it up and there’d be five fewer bloggers in the world. Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 10:14AMAn officer is dispatched to handle a report of ducks in the road on Lincoln Avenue at

Citywide

LIGHTER SIDE: ¡La Delincuencia Se Ha Reducido!

Rainy streets are usually safe streets. Once the standoff on Addison ended, the arriving rain kept things nice and quiet after midnight. So, enjoy this lighter moment from the CWB treasure chest. Image: Markus Koljonen There’s a saying in these days of low police staffing: “No report, no crime.” Quite simply, that means that any

Citywide

UPDATED FROM OVERNIGHT: 3 Attacks in 13 Minutes

2:13AM A Wrigleyville resident reported that she and her boyfriend were robbed of a purse, wallet, and a cell phone at Clark and Cornelia by a man who displayed a handgun in his waistband, then escaped in a two-door vehicle, possibly teal in color, with California license plates. The gunman, who was also the driver,