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RED LINE CONSTRUCTION: The Answer To Our Crime Problem?

  The CTA is shutting down Red Line service from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan beginning this Sunday. Some area residents who believe South Side “commuter” criminals are responsible for the surge in Wrigleyville and Boystown street crime expect the shutdown to result in lower crime rates and safer streets. But they may be miscalculating. 19th

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LIGHTER SIDE: I'm Gonna Jump!!

Saturday would not be Saturday without ordinarily normal citizens getting liquored up and beaten down. Among the incidents that will have people creating “explanations” for injuries and absences that their co-workers are certain to ask about on Monday: • Patrolling officers wandered into a battery in progress outside of Dimo’s Pizza, 3463 N. Clark Street

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LIGHTER SIDE: Who Ya Gonna Call?

Saturday 11 May 20134:52 AMChicago Police Department Case # N/A A resident of 420 West Belmont reported that there was a bomb outside her apartment door. As officers knocked on the resident’s door, she called 911 again to report that she was in the closet, on fire, talking to her dead ex-boyfriend, and she could

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ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: Police Search, Gunman Escapes

Image source: Google, Inc Friday3 May 20138:45 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW259236 A local resident was robbed at gunpoint on Cornelia Avenue, one block east of Broadway, last Friday night. The victim’s Samsung Galaxy III phone was stolen in the robbery. While the gunman fled north on Pine Grove Avenue, the victim walked to the

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LIGHTER SIDE: Romance in Shadow of 1000 Liquors

Thursday 9 May 2013 Chicago Police Department Case # See Below We’re wrapping up a sleepy Wednesday night in the neighborhood with only a couple of routine items to report: • Officers responded to a report of 3 to 5 people fighting inside Roscoe’s Tavern shortly before closing time. One offender was arrested for simple

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THE HANGOUT?: Cops Eye Garage In Robbery Crackdown

The garage driveway and staircase entrance at 3224 N. Halsted A cop who works the Wrigleyville and Boystown area thinks his fellow officers should give  a little extra love to the area around a parking garage at 3224 N. Halsted. The garage, which is used for parking by the public as well as residents of

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HEATING UP: "Transient Youth" Snared In Overnight Dragnet

Wednesday 1 May 20131:45 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW255062 Street activity was heavy on the heels of Chicago’s first 80 degree day in 7 months. Things got so “interesting,” the police sergeant responsible for supervising Wrigleyville and Boystown  overnight activated an impromptu robbery mission team at 1:45am. Mutliple street stops were conducted in the neighborhood

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CAUSE AND EFFECT: Manpower Woes Force Police To Rob Peter, Pay Paul

The police department’s Boystown/Wrigleyville robbery mission detail is not comprised of additional police officers brought in to attack the area’s problem. Rather, regularly scheduled beat cars that would ordinarily be patrolling other parts of the 19th District are being pulled out of their usual patrol operations to sit in Wrigleyville and Boystown hot spots. As