4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Helicopters flying around

Anyone know who the police are looking for in the area?

Mar 29

Updated 6 days ago

Gun shots at night Wednesday morn

Who the hell is shooting their gun around Waveland and Laramie? Heard 3 shots, 2 times tonight/Wednesday morning. At 3am.

The other night i heard a single shot.

????

  • sorry Tom -- my bad, I mis-read the Sun Times screen but that article was published 1/20/2018, not more than a year ago. I'm skeptical of Rahm Emanuel, and don't mean to be naive but I take statistics reported by CPS and the CPD as relatively reliable (if questionable, it's...

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    sorry Tom -- my bad, I mis-read the Sun Times screen but that article was published 1/20/2018, not more than a year ago. I'm skeptical of Rahm Emanuel, and don't mean to be naive but I take statistics reported by CPS and the CPD as relatively reliable (if questionable, it's more likely due to processes they use to gather data rather than fudging results to make them sound better). On the other hand, some Everyblock commenters spread completely unsubstantiated beliefs about many things that might affect or involve us or simply be used to rile us up.

  • @Paul in Jefferson, I don't know who started the petition. We saw it there and signed it yesterday because we were there shopping, new years resolution (less stops at Italian bakeries) shot to hell with that purchase.

Apr 15

Updated 6 days ago

robberies

Police are warning residents about three armed robberies this week in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

In each incident, a group of males displayed either a handgun or a baseball bat before demanding property from a victim, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

The armed robberies happened:

• about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of West Windsor;
• about 8:55 p.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of West Grace; and
•...

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Police are warning residents about three armed robberies this week in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

In each incident, a group of males displayed either a handgun or a baseball bat before demanding property from a victim, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

The armed robberies happened:

• about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of West Windsor;
• about 8:55 p.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of West Grace; and
• at 9:32 a.m. Friday in the 6000 block of West Grace.

The robbers are described as a group of Hispanic males, thought to be between the ages of 17 and 25, standing between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-8 and weighing between 125 and 140 pounds, police said. They were seen wearing dark-colored or gray hooded sweatshirts and dark pants. One of the suspects was seen wearing a bandana.

Anyone with information about the armed robberies should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.From Chicago Sun Times...

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Laramie / Newport - Eddy

Does anyone know what all the emergency activity was for around 11:00pm Saturday?

Apr 07

Updated Apr 12

Shots Fired

Anyone else hear & or report 7 shots fired at 3:10 this morning in area of Montrose & Lockwood. 911 stated there was multiple calls, but I did not see police activity afterwards.

  • I listed an apartment for rent a couple of years ago. I was told that this area is listed as an "Opportunity Area" and received many calls asking if I take Section 8 vouchers. One person had more to spend ($2200) than I was listing the place for ($1800). The...

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    I listed an apartment for rent a couple of years ago. I was told that this area is listed as an "Opportunity Area" and received many calls asking if I take Section 8 vouchers. One person had more to spend ($2200) than I was listing the place for ($1800). The person asked if I would take the money and include all utilities. I refused. That is a little snapshot of how some of it works and could mean more Section 8 people are moving here with Section 8 and paying above market rate (unless my place was underpriced). Whatever the case, I refused the Section 8 and found tenants that paid without a vouhcer at the lower price. A friend is listing a place near St. Pascal and was told his area was an Opportunity Area also so that category at least stretches from East of the park to St. Pascal. My guess is some landlords take the higher price with Section 8 voucher and more have moved into the neighborhood.

  • Bill the Engineer /ChicagoNWside/

    Most of the far Northwest Side has been identified as a "Mobility (Opportunity) Area", with two areas in Portage Park carved out for some reason. See this map:

    http://www.thecha.org/assets/1/6/Opportunity_Area_Map.New_Logo.pdf

    More:
    http://www.thecha.org/residents/services/mobility-counseling-program/

Mar 26

Updated Apr 06

CPD post- shooting mission between Long and Central on Irving Park

Does anyone have any information on what happened?

  • That club owner is selling. Sposato pushed for it after the recent shooting. Good. expand the parking lot for Xsport. That would be awesome.

  • More parking lots!

Mar 30

Updated Apr 03

Stolen package off porch

My wife recently bought a coach purse and had it shipped to the house. Few days later ripped box was by the front door with no purse. If you see someone with purse like this and they didn't have it 2 weeks ago it could be my wifes. Hard to find these.
Live near St.Pascals

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Gunshots last night 7-8pm in neighborhood behind Culver's?

A friend just mentioned that he heard three gunshots as he was walking a dog last night around 7 or 8 pm. He was in the neighborhood behind Culver's. He did not call the police, but said he saw flashing lights as he left. Does anybody have details?

Mar 22

Updated Mar 23

Police Activity 4200 N. Block of Menard

Saw two police cars on 4200 N block of Menard. Anyone know what happened?

  • Per police scanner, well being check for teenager posting suicidal messages on social media

  • Thanks Sam. Is the police scanner something anyone can access? So amazing that you got the answer so quickly.

  • Yes. Just download the Broadcastify app

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Public Safety Survey Results

The results of our Public Safety Survey are in. Attached are jpegs of the results or you can click on the link for a printable pdf.

Please feel free to share the file. We want more officers, our response times show the need, but we also need to be placing those calls to 911 more than we are.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NmhJvtbp5FOb-cNtSIgVYY2Ur0e5nFRn

  • OParker Native Chicagoan

    I agree we can use more officers, however I wouldn't burden the 911 system with non-emergency calls to make the point.
    A method many municipalities have successfully used is the hiring of non sworn personnel to handle calls that don't necessary require a sworn officer.

  • Laymaneers Constant Vigilance

    No one is suggesting to make non emergency calls to 911, however the Commander himself has said if you see something suspicious to please call it in and let the police and OEMC decide if it warrants an officer to be dispatched. They do prioritize the calls. Also, they (police)...

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    No one is suggesting to make non emergency calls to 911, however the Commander himself has said if you see something suspicious to please call it in and let the police and OEMC decide if it warrants an officer to be dispatched. They do prioritize the calls. Also, they (police) have noticed that lots of people in our area say they don't always call 911 because they "assume" other neighbors have or that even though they think something is suspicious they are concerned they will be "bothering" the police. Again the Commander has said, when in doubt call, THEY will make the decision and prioritize the calls. After all they are trained in these situations most civilians are not.

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