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REMINDER: Community Meeting This Wednesday

The monthly Chicago Police neighborhood meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown is scheduled for this Wednesday at 7PM at the 19th district police station, 850 W. Addison Street.  The meetings have been interesting historically in that it’s “interesting” to have uniformed police officers openly lie to you. The meetings have become somewhat more truthful in recent

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CUBS: Not The Only Losers In Wrigleyville

Saturday 1 June 2013Chicago Police Department Case #SEE BELOWIt’s been a while since the antics of Wrigleyville’s Clark Street crowd has stolen the spotlight from Halsted Street. But that’s exactly what happened Saturday night into this morning. 11:00PM: Officers found a man “with his head cracked open” in the street at Sheffield and Addison. Witnesses

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WHISTLE WHILE YOU JERK: Overnight Police Blotter

1:14AM: A man called 911 to report that two white male offenders had just beaten him up at Wang’s bar, 3317 N. Broadway. The two Chuck Liddell wannabes were arrested for battery. Chicago Police case #HW299316 2:17AM: A resident dialed 911 to report that a male white wearing a blue v-neck tshirt and jeans ran

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WHACKED: Man Beaten To A Pulp On Halsted

Photographic evidence proves that baseball bats were once used to play baseball in Wrigleyville. Friday 31 May 2013Chicago Police Department Case #SEE BELOW Heads were crackin’ up and down Halsted Street this morning. At least one victim seems to be okay with it. Here’s your overnight rundown: 12:42AM: A police tactical unit wandered into a

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UPDATE: Wrigley Robbery At Gunpoint Confirmed

Friday 24 May 2013 2:30 AM Chicago Police Department Case #HW288457 A Wrigleyville robbery that was reported to 18th district officers at the Fullerton L station last Friday morning has been confirmed. According to police, the victim was robbed at gunpoint directly across from Wrigley Field.

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FACTS: Occasionally Inconvenient.

The 70 most robbery laden blocks in Chicago last year. Note: The11600 block of S. Halsted and the 1600 block of W. Howard are cropped out due to size constraints. Are you like us? Do your uninformed friends, co-workers, and acquaintances roll their eyes and tell you how crazy you are when you say that

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NOT-SO-MANIC MONDAY: Calm Night In The 'Hood

Memorial Day Weekend ended with an uneventful, pleasant night in Wrigleyville and Boystown. Later today on CWB: Which neighborhood streets are you  most likely to be robbed on? Other than the 900 block of West Belmont, silly.  We’ll have the rundown and at least one spot will surprise you. Now, about last night. That was

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ROBBED, ROBBED AND ROBBED: Jackasses Ruin A Beautiful Morning

The locations of three robberies reported early today. (Image source: Google) Monday 27 May 2013 2:38 AM Chicago Police Department Case #HW292304 Callers reported a man being robbed at the intersection of Cornelia Avenue and Elaine Place, one block east of Boystown’s Halsted Strip. Four black men and one Hispanic man allegedly beat their victim

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SKILLING ODDS FALL: Hopes for "International Mr. Weather" Title Fade

Famed meteorologist Tom Skilling opts for the safer of Chicago’s two baseball stadiums. Chicago television weather icon Tom Skilling’s hopes of claiming the title “International Mr. Weather” by saving the streets of Wrigleyville and Boystown with sour Memorial Day weekend weather seem to be fading. While Skilling’s chances were looking good early in the weekend,

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OVERNIGHT BLOTTER: Fists Fly, Cop Cars Beaten

Saturday night’s alright for fightingGet a little action in –Elton John 1:55AM: Report of a large fight at the intersection of Clark and Roscoe, followed by one report of shots fired. The crowd dispersed as police arrived. Shots fired could not be confirmed by officers. 1:58AM: An off duty police officer working North Halsted security