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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

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ROBBED: Another Victim Gives Up

A man was robbed here overnight. (Image source: Google) Saturday 25 May 20132:49 AMChicago Police Department Case #VICTIM DECLINED A victim called 911 to report that a male, black, 5’9″ tall, wearing a black hoodie and a black Sox hat, stole his wallet at 820 W. Belmont (between Halsted and Clark), then fled eastbound on

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BLOTTER: Possibly Touched By Moe's

Saturday25 May 2013 1:31AM An intoxicated man who was ejected from Moe’s Cantina, 3518 N. Clark, called 911 to report that a bouncer punched him and “possibly touched him a sexually explicit way.” 1:40AM A report of teens fighting in the street at Halsted and Newport. 2:03AM Employees at the Taco Bell across from Wrigley

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REVENGE: Street Toughs Bind, Gag TV Weatherman

Image source: WGN-TV Just kiddin’. Thursday night was extremely quiet and unseasonably cold. Thanks, Tom Skilling! (Just three more days ’til you win the grand prize, Tom!) • The Near North’s 18th district reported that a man at the Fullerton L station claimed he was robbed in Wrigleyville at the corner of Addison and Clark.

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TAZED: Cops Tame Halsted Wildman

Thursday 23 May 20135:07 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW287076 Citizens reported a male white wearing a light t-shirt and black pants was attacking people as he walked northbound on Halsted Street from Addison. The man was highly combative when police approached him at the intersection of Halsted and Waveland, forcing officers to deploy a Taser

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BLOTTER: Sleepy Thursday Morning

1:33AM:  Chicago Fire Department ambulance #6 was called to the Addison Red Line station to treat a man having a seizure. Upon arriving at the L stop, paramedics radioed to have police meet them at Illinois Masonic Medical Center because the man down appeared to have been robbed. Officers spoke with the victim at the

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BANK ROBBERY: "Disco Jewel" Targeted

The alleged bank robber is seen in action Tuesday. (Image source: FBI) Tuesday 21 May 20133:21 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW284688 The FBI today issued an alert for the woman who robbed the TCF Bank branch inside the a Jewel-Osco grocery store at 3531 N. Broadway Tuesday afternoon. The woman is also named as a

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STARBUCKS: A Grande Perv In The Bathroom

Well, wasn’t that a nice change of pace? Wrigleyville and Boystown police handled a number of calls overnight and this morning, but none amounted to much. Summer’s almost here, so enjoy nights like these when we get them. A quick rundown: 1:15 AM: A patron at Sidetrack, 3356 N. Halsted, claimed that someone “slipped me