46 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

    Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Based On Shootings
    Last week I posted on Chicago's safest and most dangerous neighborhoods based on the murder rate. Although that's a pretty popular way for people to make a determination of a neighborhood's relative safety it's actually a pretty narrow definition. A lot of bad things an happen to people without them getting murdered.
  • Mute Mute Me

    Im gonna say a very controversial thing here but it wont be the first time ive done it. Im not a fan of resources being spent searching for and locking up people who kill "victims" who are themselves criminals.

  • Mute. Agreed. Sometimes it sort of sorts itself out. But you have to be careful about ignoring murder. Has a tendency to float over to legitimate victims. Ever so slowly. Kind of dangerous, but I know what you are saying.

Nov 11

Updated 2 days ago

XSport on Irving Park - Lock your doors!

Hey neighbors! My husband returned to his car after a workout to find a young man rummaging through the trunk of our car. The young man then got into an awaiting car and they drove off slowly. Yes, my husband called the police but he hasn't heard anything regarding filing a report, go figure.

  • My son has had 2 thefts at different XSport locations from the lockers... I think they are running their own theft ring myself... they don't give a rat about doing anything about it either... one was Lakeview and the other was either Portage or Norridge... I mean you have cameras, why are you not catching the scumbags doing this? Pathetic!

  • Jennifer...Cameras in locker rooms is a no no

Oct 28

Updated 4 days ago

    Man critically wounded in Portage Park shooting
    A man was shot and critically wounded early Saturday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. At 3:47 a.m., the 20-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, back, arm and buttocks in the 5800 block of West Waveland, according to Chicago Police.
  • Fisch Web Developer / Musician

    Gonzo, that PDF you shared shows the 5800 block of Waveland still in Portage Park as well. ;)

  • My bad, I was thinking of wellington.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 05

Gunshots by Chopin Park

I know this has already been posted about but I imagined I’d post as well since I have a bit more details. Today at 4 am I heard two gunshots followed by about a ten second break along with another two gunshots. I live couple houses from Chopin Park and curious if anyone else heard it or heard somewhere where it happened. I’ve lived here for 17 years and can’t remember a time I directly heard gunshots in our area

  • Nope. Do you know where I can find who it is?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Try calling the police district. You can also get a schedule of CAPS meetings.

Nov 04

Updated Nov 04

  • Laramie and what street?

  • I live couple houses from Chopin Park so Newport and Long for me and I sure heard it! Two gunshots then like a ten second break followed by another two gunshots

Nov 02

Updated Nov 03

3 Paint gun pellets shot through window and porch on Nov 2nd at 8pm.

3 Paint gun pellets shot through window and porch on Nov 2nd at 8pm. Vandals car may be newer Dodge Magnum white with sunroof. I have it on surveillance cameras.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    was this yesterday or Wednesday or both? I saw a similar post on another neighborhood blog pertaining to long and grace. I live near there and didn't see damage and/or paint on any homes. long is such a thoroughfare between central and laramie, these dip wads could be hard to stop given the volume of traffic and lack of police presence. if they'll be doing this garbage in this area, I'm certain I'll be hit, too as I am a very open target.

Oct 29

Updated Nov 03

    Man shot in Portage Park
    A man was shot Saturday night in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Officers responded about 11:10 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 3500 block of North Lavergne and found the 25-year-old man had already been taken from the scene by paramedics and was en route to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to Chicago Police.
  • Jan

    my understanding is the case is not closed but there wasn't enough evidence to charge the 37 year old man. here's what i think - if you have a handgun you got it with the intent to use it. of course we don't know who the gun belonged to.

  • I don’t believe the car jacking story.

Oct 30

Updated Nov 01

How to search for Police Reports?

Does anyone know how to find the police report for the shooting Sat at 11:10pm on the 3500 block of N Lavergne? I've spoken to many neighbors and none of us heard or saw anything.

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Incident in alley@ 10:20 pm

In the alley between Roscoe in Henderson an SUV with at least two guys in it and one guy walking with a girl his arms around her I heard the girl screaming called 911 the cops came the SUV went down through the alley it's a dead end and I seen the guys jump out of the car, and jump a fence by the train tracks, does anyone know what happened?

  • Checked the scanner. Call came in around 10:20 for battery in progress in the alley 4300 block of Roscoe. When cops showed up everyone was gone

  • Thank you for calling 911. Too many people ignore these sorts of things and/or assume someone else is calling.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    But remember the politicians and their lapdogs in the local msm tell us all the time that "Crime is down."

    Take the red pill people. Listen to the police scanner frequencies for the 16th and 17th Districts. Crime in the area is omnipresent.

Sep 28

Updated Oct 02

Shots fired

12:50 a.m. Sounded like maybe five or six shots in a row. Then brief silence and another few shots. Didn't sound like fireworks.

Around Irving and Central. Anyone have a police scanner on tonight?

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    it's the dutch gangs I know it.

  • Weebis SWCC Vet. (Ret.)

    Just a bunch of Amish kids out on rumspringa.

    A good hint would be to look at the gang graffiti in the area.

Sep 29

Updated Sep 30

Anyone hear gun shots around Montrose/Central this morning around 4:30AM?

Maybe I was dreaming? I live West of Central/Sunnyside and thought I heard, Pop, pop, pop but ??? Hard to say which direction but seemed like it was toward Portage Park.

Sep 26

    Gentrification & Crime
    "Cabrini-Green Tear Down" (2006) by Payton Chung is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Publications: Smith, Chris M. 2014. "The Influence of Gentrification on Gang Homicides in Chicago, 1994 to 2005." Crime & Delinquency 60(4):569-91. Abstract In this study, the author examines the effects of three forms of gentrification-demographic shifts, private investment, and state intervention-on gang-motivated...

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