Jun 07

Updated Jun 11

Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers

Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers at Niles restaurant over place in line, police say.

A Chicago man is facing gun and assault charges after police said he threatened a group of men — while holding a loaded semi-automatic rifle — because he believed they had cut in front of him in line at a Niles restaurant Sunday.

Nenif M. Oshana, 26, of the 2500 block of West Berwyn Avenue in Chicago, was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of...

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Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers at Niles restaurant over place in line, police say.

A Chicago man is facing gun and assault charges after police said he threatened a group of men — while holding a loaded semi-automatic rifle — because he believed they had cut in front of him in line at a Niles restaurant Sunday.

Nenif M. Oshana, 26, of the 2500 block of West Berwyn Avenue in Chicago, was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor aggravated assault in connection with an alleged dispute that police said erupted at Taco Burrito House, 9001 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the north suburb, around 4:30 a.m., accor

From the Chi9cago Tribune... 6/6/18

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-nhs-gun-charges-tl-0614-story.html

Of course, the anonymous gun supporters will applaud more people owning guns.

    Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers at Niles restaurant over place in line, police say
    A Chicago man is facing gun and assault charges after police said he threatened a group of men - while holding a loaded semi-automatic rifle - because he believed they had cut in front of him in line at a Niles restaurant Sunday. Nenif M.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Under the fair-use doctrine, copied from the Chicago Tribune:

    So similarly, I’ll dimly see a Quaker abolitionist preaching the immorality of slavery followed by a Virginian proclaiming slave-holding his constitutional right. I simultaneously hear echoes of contemporary arguments about the Second Amendment and am depressingly aware of the futility of...

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    Under the fair-use doctrine, copied from the Chicago Tribune:

    So similarly, I’ll dimly see a Quaker abolitionist preaching the immorality of slavery followed by a Virginian proclaiming slave-holding his constitutional right. I simultaneously hear echoes of contemporary arguments about the Second Amendment and am depressingly aware of the futility of words, then and now, to head off violence.

    For some issues, like slavery and guns, neither side can convert the other or fashion a livable compromise.

    It’s like Abraham Lincoln said: A nation can’t be “half slave and half free.” Until Congress let it lapse in 2004, we did have a gun-control compromise: a ban on manufacturing assault weapons, like the AR-15 brought to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018.

    Those failures, past and present, bring to mind horrific sights that haunt my bedtime hours. They flash by in rapid succession:

    Parents and schoolmates recently weeping outside Santa Fe High School in Texas.

    Mathew Brady’s photographs of corpses on Civil War battlefields.

    Video of students and teachers evacuating a school in a drill preparing them for the eventuality of a school shooting.

    In the somber light of day, I realize why politicians turned a deaf ear to the call for gun controls heard at massive demonstrations on March 24.

    In America, guns have what anthropologists call “totemic” power. Guns are hallowed symbols akin to the Stars and Stripes. They command respect and get it — even in unlikely quarters.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-grossman-guns-divided-america-20180605-story.html

  • HUH?

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Jun 07

Honda on blocks

Another poor victim had his tires and wheels stolen. Happened at berteau and Central Park, around 315am Thursday

May 18

Updated Jun 07

    Albany Park Chicago School Ratings and Reviews | Zillow
    Get the facts on Albany Park's best schools and find the right school for your child by reading reviews and checking past test scores.
    https://www.zillow.com
  • Tomorrow, is another day, beezil is right here. I read the 3rd line and yes it is a question, but I immediately recognize the purpose ... a none too subtle means of initiating yet another gun control debate. If Bob sincerely wanted to talk about the schools in Albany Park, he should have posted links about the schools, not four links about the same mass shooting. Where are the Albany Park school links???

  • ResWorldWide

    Hopefully never bob. If it was to happen though, our “gun-loving friends” still wouldn’t blame the guns. They would in fact attack parents, mental health and liberals as a means to justify the fact that we have an ongoing, uncontrollable gun problem and infatuation in this country.

May 29

Updated Jun 04

    Downtown: Overworked Cops Battling Mag Mile Fights, Mayhem Through Weekend
    It's been a wild holiday weekend in Chicago, especially in River North and the Magnificent Mile. CWBChicago estimates a minimum of 19 arrests between noon on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday related to mob activity, battery, and weapons possession. A number of Mag Mile fight videos from the weekend were sent to CWBChicago.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • krw

    What terrifies me are not things that you can use common sense to protect yourself by, but what you cannot. Middle of the night break ins through AC units assaulting kids in Lincoln park. Assaults in Lakeview at 8:30 pm on a busy Saturday evening, getting robbed in Lakeview at gunpoint between 2 days cares at 2:30 pm in the afternoon. Its by far way worse than normal city life. Horrific.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Rufus, Jamal, and their ' play cousin' Pookie are just " funnin' and clownin.'

May 30

Updated Jun 03

Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337)

One day after the House passed the Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337), 35 Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stood side by side to vote in favor of passing a responsible bipartisan policy that holds corrupt gun dealers accountable. It will keep thousands of illegal guns traced each year to Illinois gun dealers from getting into the wrong hands – 4,000 such illegal guns end up in our communities every year. You can see the roll call here....

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One day after the House passed the Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337), 35 Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stood side by side to vote in favor of passing a responsible bipartisan policy that holds corrupt gun dealers accountable. It will keep thousands of illegal guns traced each year to Illinois gun dealers from getting into the wrong hands – 4,000 such illegal guns end up in our communities every year. You can see the roll call here.

Roll call vote: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/100/senate/10000SB0337ham001_05302018_054000C.pdf

Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337)
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=337&GAID=14&GA=100&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=100277&SessionID=91

The measure would require the Illinois State Police to certify dealers and enacts provisions to better record and track private sales.

Several key provisions are:
requiring certified licensees to make a copy of the buyers or transferee’s valid FOID card or ID and attach it to the documentation detailing the sale.
requiring employees to have annual training regarding legal requirements, identifying straw purchasers and responsible business practices.
requiring certified licensees to have their place of business open for inspection by the State Police and local law enforcement.

Now it’s Gov. Rauner‘s turn to do the right thing and sign this bill. Our children and families cannot afford another one of his vetoes. We’re going to need your help urging him to do his one job, to keep children and communities safe, by signing SB 337. Please click on the link below to call the Governor and sign the petition.

https://ilgvp.com/ouronejob/

Everyday shootings are every day problems and everyone's kid are our kids. Let’s do our one job and save their lives.

    http://www.ilga.gov
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    When Guns Are Sold Illegally, A.T.F. Is Lenient on Punishment

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/03/us/atf-gun-store-violations.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus

    For those who think we don't need things like Gun Trafficking Act (SB 337) in Illinois since the Federal Government already takes care of it...

  • Bob, and therein lies the root of the problem concerning gun control laws. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for making and agreeing with one of my points. Enforcement of gun control laws has historically been lacking and penalties/punishment entirely too lenient, so why would you realistically...

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    Bob, and therein lies the root of the problem concerning gun control laws. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for making and agreeing with one of my points. Enforcement of gun control laws has historically been lacking and penalties/punishment entirely too lenient, so why would you realistically expect yet another gun control law to be any different in terms of who it impacts, how it will be enforced, and to who it benefits? It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome and that is precisely the trend with gun control laws. I have never been able to comprehend the mentality of the gun control movement ... well, that gun control law didn't work so let's just pass another one, ad nauseum! Like most of those before it, this law would only impact the law-abiding including gun stores, but not the criminal, street thug, and gang member. Not only do the feds have a poor enforcement and prosecution record, so does the city. Unlike you, I do not hold out hope that the state will fair better. As concerns, that ATF, it os in serious need of oversight, a shakeup and a fix. Gun stores that knowingly and intentionally violate the law should be closed and the owner and employes prosecuted and sentenced like the common criminals that they are.

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May 29

Updated Jun 02

Find a local event near you right now, and join us for Wear Orange Weekend starting June 1

http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2018/search/

From the Wear Orange email:

Many lived in an area where shootings were a daily occurrence. But from an early age, the idea was that if we avoided certain areas at certain times, we'd be ok. We were wrong. While walking his girlfriend home one night in 2011, my 16-year old brother Jose was approached by two men, and was shot 15 times. I remember that night vividly. I was in college upstate when I got a call from...

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http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2018/search/

From the Wear Orange email:

Many lived in an area where shootings were a daily occurrence. But from an early age, the idea was that if we avoided certain areas at certain times, we'd be ok. We were wrong. While walking his girlfriend home one night in 2011, my 16-year old brother Jose was approached by two men, and was shot 15 times. I remember that night vividly. I was in college upstate when I got a call from my younger brother, telling me that Jose had been shot. A few hours later, my sister confirmed what I already knew in my heart: that Jose had died.

The effects of Jose's shooting left me in a state of shock. I withdrew from school and lived in a state of numbness. It wasn't until nearly a year after Jose's death that I was able to get my life back. I even got back into school — and I did this to honor his memory.

And that's what Wear Orange Weekend is about. It's a way for the millions of gun sense advocates to honor the lives of victims and survivors of gun violence. It's a way for hundreds of thousands of Americans to demonstrate their strength at events across the country, in cities and towns large and small, and online as we all work towards a future that's free from gun violence.

Find a local event near you right now, and join us for Wear Orange Weekend starting June 1.

IL - Evanston - Wear Orange Rally
June 2 Fountain Square
Evanston, IL

IL - Chicago - Wear Orange - Citywide Get Together
June 2 Hadiya Pendleton Park
Chicago, IL

IL - Deerfield - Wear Orange Meeting
June 4 Deerfield Village Hall
Deerfield, IL

I wouldn't wish the pain of losing someone to gun violence on my worst enemy. It affects all of us, and there is much to be done if we're going to end it. I want people to understand that gun violence does not have to be a norm and we have to do everything we can to fight it.

    Wear Orange
    People around the country are coming together for Wear Orange Weekend starting June 1 with a simple message: there's more we can do to end gun violence. Find an event near you, and RSVP now.
    http://act.everytown.org
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the start of #WearOrange Weekend!

    Across the country, Americans are honoring the lives of victims and survivors of gun violence by wearing orange. It's a bright and powerful color that lets our elected leaders know that we demand to be seen and...

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    Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the start of #WearOrange Weekend!

    Across the country, Americans are honoring the lives of victims and survivors of gun violence by wearing orange. It's a bright and powerful color that lets our elected leaders know that we demand to be seen and that we demand to see change!

    Let's make sure the whole world sees us #WearOrange:

    06/01/2018, 03:23am
    2 killed, 6 wounded Thursday in city gun violence, including 7-year-old boy

    Two people were killed and six were wounded, including a 7-year-old, Thursday in shootings across Chicago.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/thursdaycityshootings/

  • Neighbor Bob Life long Chicagoan, Forest Glen resident since 19

    Went to Jewel, Starbucks, and the Post Office yesterday. Saw exactly no one wearing orange.

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Friday is “red shirt” day, RED=remember everyone deployed

May 27

Updated May 29

2 dead, 13 wounded in Saturday shootings

"Most recently, shortly after 2:05 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Wilson Avenue in Albany Park, police said a 21-year-old man inside a vehicle was shot in the back of his head by someone in another vehicle. Police said he was stable at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center."

Tribune, Sunday, 5/27

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-memorial-day-weekend-20180526-story.html

    2 dead, 5 wounded as holiday weekend continues
    Two people were killed and five others have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend started Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. Most recently, a man was shot around 1:30 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood in the 11400 block of South Normal Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • JG

    Bobs point is always the same and a standard robo call answer the real answer is there are to many liberals who speak with no knowledge what so ever. Bob is a fine example. When you ask him to answer his standard new posting he answers with we need less guns. What we need is less. Liberals

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    What we need is more civil discourse. In other words, disagreeing with Bob is fine. Calling him names is not fine.

    Don't like his posts? Mute him or ignore his posts.

    If you want to debate, why not do so respectfully?

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May 24

Updated May 27

Loud reports and tires screeching

Just heard maybe half a dozen loud reports within blocks of drake and berteau. I couldn’t tell what direction. Anyone else hear this? Happened around 0410 Thursday morning.

May 27

Updated May 27

3 shot dead, 8 wounded Saturday in city gun violence

"In the first reported shooting of Saturday, a man was shot in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 5:20 a.m., the 42-year-old was outside when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots in the 6100 block of West Grace Street, police said. He was shot in his chest and abdomen, and was taken in critical condition to Lutheran General Hospital."

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/3-shot-dead-8-wounded-saturday-in-city-gun-violence-police/

How will we stop the violence by gun owners?

    3 shot dead, 8 wounded Saturday in city gun violence
    Three people were shot dead Saturday in Chicago and at least eight others were wounded. Later in the evening, an 18-year-old woman was killed after someone accidentally shot her in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The woman was shot in the chest about 9 p.m.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 27

Updated May 27

Man shot in head in Albany Park

"A 21-year-old man was shot early Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side."

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-shot-in-head-in-albany-park/

    Man shot in head in Albany Park
    A 21-year-old man was shot early Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The man was inside a vehicle about 2 a.m. when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots in the 3500 block of West Wilson Avenue, Chicago Police said.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • I'm 100% sure the perp was not a law abiding citizen with a FOID and CCW.

May 27

Kimball blocked off at Addison going north

Many police cars and firetruck and/or ambulance in the middle of the street at 2:30am. Also, 3 police SUVs on the corner of Addison & Kedzie in front of the Midtown Athletic Club offices. Anyone know what happened?

May 25

    Man suspected of recent armed robberies arrested in Lakeview
    Police arrested someone suspected of several recent armed robberies Friday in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side. About 3:10 a.m., officers tried to pull over a red Jeep in the 1100 block of West Roscoe that matched the description of a vehicle used in multiple armed robberies in the area, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 23

Helicopter flying overhead?

Hearing a helicopter circle near Whipple and Addison. Near where the shooting took place yesterday. It had been circling for about 15 minutes. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

May 17

Updated May 18

Shooting at BP gas station at Montrose and Kedzie

I live directly behind the BP gas station (I can see it from my kitchen window). At 11:30pm I heard about eight gun shots and in less than five minutes there were cops everywhere. My cousin who lives at Montrose and Troy may have seen the shooters running down her block/fleeing the scene. If anyone has info about what happened please let me know!

  • Alicia Actor and lover of french bulldogs

    Please let’s stay on topic and be civil.

  • Alicia Actor and lover of french bulldogs

    Hey JimmyMac, this is unfortunately not the post to try and educate people on the differences between semiautomatic and automatic guns. If you know any information about the shooting from Thursday please do share!

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May 15

Updated May 16

    EDITORIAL: Three bills that would make Illinois safer from gun violence
    A sobering art installation went up at Daley Plaza last week that reminds us how foolishly easy it is for almost anyone to obtain powerful weapons. Built to resemble a bike-sharing station, where customers are free to grab a bike whenever they want, it holds a lineup of 10 replica AR-15 rifles.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • These young activists are indoctrinated political pawns of the anti-gun coalition. Their hearts are in the right place, but their heads are not. Their inflammatory rhetoric is laced with emotion rather than bolstered by rationality. Personal experience is not an argument. It is an emotional appeal. Mass shootings should be...

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    These young activists are indoctrinated political pawns of the anti-gun coalition. Their hearts are in the right place, but their heads are not. Their inflammatory rhetoric is laced with emotion rather than bolstered by rationality. Personal experience is not an argument. It is an emotional appeal. Mass shootings should be examined in terms of factual data, devoid of and emotional foundation of untenable false narratives. Anti-gun activists value their message more than they value truth. Their platform consists of egregious, disingenuous demagoguery rather than credible, logical arguments and evidence-based proposals to support their agenda. Anti-gun advocates often smear law-abiding gun owners with the gratuitous assertion that they have “blood on their hands” merely because they have an opposing point of view on gun control policy. Such an allegation is what it is … a duplicitous fabrication.

  • It is a known scientific fact that the young have underdeveloped brains. The prefrontal cortex is that part of the brain that puts the brakes on another part of the brain … the amygdala, the emotional response center. The prefrontal cortex is under developed until age 25. 14-18 year olds,...

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    It is a known scientific fact that the young have underdeveloped brains. The prefrontal cortex is that part of the brain that puts the brakes on another part of the brain … the amygdala, the emotional response center. The prefrontal cortex is under developed until age 25. 14-18 year olds, with underdeveloped brains, should not define gun policy. After years have past these youngsters by, they become in touch with their inner adult and they look back in time, it will be interesting to see how they will view what and who they were in their distant past.

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May 11

Two boys shot among 7 wounded in Thursday, Friday morning attacks

Two boys, 13 and 17, were shot in the legs Thursday night in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, Chicago police said.

Five other people were wounded during separate shootings on the South and West sides between Thursday and early Friday morning, and sixth person shot himself in the knee while playing with a gun, police said.

The two boys were in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road around 7:35 p.m. when two to three other males approached on foot and shot them in the legs, Chicago police said.

The 13-year-old was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital and the 17-year-old was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious condition.

May 07

Updated May 09

Shots on Grace between Albany and Troy at 11:54 PM on 06May2018

Whats it going to take for the neighborhood to take a stand and say enough is enough? These little gang bangers live in the 3600 and 3700 block of Troy and also on the 3800 block of Albany. The ones that live on these blocks are now trading shots on Grace between Albany and Troy with the idiots that claim Montrose and Whipple.

Whats it going to take for you to get involved?

  • wait, i'm sorry......not every post.

    I noticed you haven't touched any of the two dozen ATF agent shooting posts.

    It doesn't appear you care at all when a law enforcement officer gets shot by a recidivistic gang banger scumbag.....your silence on those posts is deafening.

  • beezil ... And the votes have been counted, Bob is loosing the "thumb wars"

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May 06

Updated May 08

    2 women shot outside Mount Sinai Hospital
    Two 35-year-old women have been shot during a drive-by outside Mount Sinai Hospital on Saturday night. It happened about 8 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Ogden Avenue. The assailants were inside a dark-colored car that pulled up and began firing - hitting both women in the lower body area, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • I just wanted to say i like dad referring to jimmy as j-mac

    Good stuff dad!

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    " I’m just trying to enlighten and speak the truth as I know it."

    But when other speak the truth as THEY know it your criticize them!

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May 07

Updated May 08

Scammer posing as People's Gas

Several of my neighbors have mentioned that a man has been asking to be buzzed into their condo buildings, posing as a People's Gas representative, but the company has no record of that service call. Has anyone else in Albany Park run into something like this?

  • I live at Wilson and St. Louis where People's Gas is installing new lines all over. They left a card on our door to get in touch. I called People's Gas main customer service number to verify, and it was legit. So I called the guy back who left the card, and he came over from the job site on Drake, with ID. Turns out they want to move our condo building meters from the basement to outside.

  • Peoples Gas Chicago's natural gas delivery company

    FR, you and your neighbors did the right thing by attempting to verify if it was us trying to gain access to your building. Our employees carry identification and you should always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing utility workers into your home. For our system modernization...

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    FR, you and your neighbors did the right thing by attempting to verify if it was us trying to gain access to your building. Our employees carry identification and you should always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing utility workers into your home. For our system modernization program, we send letters in advance of working in an area and, in many cases, our crews will knock on doors to schedule appointments.

    Please email me your address and contact information at mediarelations@peoplesgasdelivery.com, and we will check to see if your building is located in one of our areas scheduled for an upgrade. If it is, we will have the supervisor in the area contact you to schedule an appointment.

    Our website, peoplesgasdelivery.com, has information about the program and a map of our work areas.

May 06

Updated May 07

More image captures of the Avondale package thief

He is at it again. Hit several homes this week. Flyers have been posted around the neighborhood.

  • I'm sure you did already, but reported to police? They are probably already familiar with him?

  • Eileen Dimberg Like our neighborhood people are friendly.

    Thanks for warning

May 05

Updated May 06

Garage burglaries reported in Albany Park

Police are warning residents about a string of garage burglaries in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest side.

In each burglary, the suspects entered the garages through the side door or the overhead door and took property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:

between 7 p.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15 in the 4300 block of North Saint Louis;
about 6:30 a.m. April 19 in the 4200 block of North Avers;
about...

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Police are warning residents about a string of garage burglaries in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest side.

In each burglary, the suspects entered the garages through the side door or the overhead door and took property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:

between 7 p.m. April 14 and 8 a.m. April 15 in the 4300 block of North Saint Louis;
about 6:30 a.m. April 19 in the 4200 block of North Avers;
about 6:45 a.m. April 19 in the 4300 block of North Springfield;
between 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 2 a.m. April 27 in the 4300 block of North Drake; and
about 3 p.m. April 30 in the 3700 block of West Wilson.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    Good pictorial suggestion at the end of your post as to how a home owner can protect their property. I never took you for a 2A guy!

  • Hey thanks for the heads up but are the first three addresses listed Albany Park? I don’t think so.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    How do I arrange several of these for my garage? Might be more cost effective than calling 1 800 got junk.

May 05

Updated May 06

Shots fired at 3:30am

Heard 16 or so successive shots last night, maybe around Wellington and Francisco? I called, anyone else call? I saw cops cruising following the event, once with lights, a couple no lights, but nothing to make me think they figured out what happened. Any info?

  • IMHO Been here long enough to know

    Maybe you can pick up some details here:

    https://crimeisdown.com/audio

    Select Zone 3 from the Radio Channel drop down and then set the time/date for the recording to start at the top of the hour before you called in. This is free for a single audio download, but well worth the low cost subscription if you want to use it to keep tabs on your neighborhood when you want to know more crime details after the fact.

    I'm not affiliated with the site, just a user.

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

    Contact your CAPS facilitator

May 02

Updated May 04

Girl, 4, shot while sitting on porch in Gresham

When will we stop these shootings?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/girl-4-wounded-in-gresham-shooting/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180501-story.html

A 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. The girl was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where her condition stabilized, police said. She was later transferred to Stroger Hospital.

    Girl, 4, shot while sitting on porch in Gresham
    A 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. She was sitting on a porch with her parents about 7:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 88th Street when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Know me as statute Informed Resident, it could be that some of us are as passionate about the subject matter as the original poster. Granted, such an emotionally charged topic polarizes participants in the heat of the discussion, civility can give way to insults and snide remarks that are almost a feature rather than an option, but do not contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion, What someone thinks of another does not define what an who that person is and essentially matters not.

  • Then it may be appropriate to read your own words, and I quote: " Granted, such an emotionally charged topic polarizes participants in the heat of the discussion, civility can give way to insults and snide remarks that are almost a feature rather than an option, but do not contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion..."

    Multiple posters fall into this quicksand; to "explain" with the words above does not ameliorate the back-and-forth insults and a personal need to prevail. Several people disagree, leave it at that, rather than endless haranguing.

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Apr 20

Updated May 01

Woman sexually assaulted in the brown line

A 20-year-old woman was standing on the platform at the Brown Line’s Francisco station on Thursday night when a man approached her, began kissing her and sexually assaulted her, Chicago police said.

The attacked happened around 10:40 p.m. at the station at 4648 N. Francisco Ave. in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The news said she wasn’t getting on a train but rather she was playing Pokémon Go....at 1040pm?!

  • Neighborhood dad: I don't carry anything because I don't need to use public transportation. So chill.

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I’m as chill as April in Chicago.

Apr 30

Updated May 01

Gunshots near Pensacola & Campbell

Did anyone else hear about 5 gunshots this morning about 4:30?

Apr 30

Updated May 01

5-year-old shot on way to park

On Sunday’s mild afternoon, Stephanie Evans had hoped to take her children to a local park, but a burst of gunfire outside her Northwest Side home ruined those plans, leaving her 5-year-old daughter wounded and the family worriedly gathered at a Chicago hospital instead.

Around 1:30 p.m., Evans, 43, her husband and her four children were walking out of their home in the 4600 block of North Monticello Avenue in Albany Park. They had planned to stop at a relative’s and head to the park from there.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-girl-shot-albany-park-20180429-story.html

When will these shootings stop? What can we do to have more gun control? Attend a meeting at the Sulzer Library.

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    On way to park, family stunned as 5-year-old girl is wounded by gunfire in front of Albany Park home
    On Sunday's mild afternoon, Stephanie Evans had hoped to take her children to a local park, but a burst of gunfire outside her Northwest Side home ruined those plans, leaving her 5-year-old daughter wounded and the family worriedly gathered at a Chicago hospital instead.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • IMHO, I have contended all along that our revolving door criminal justice system is a huge problem in need of fixing. I have never been able to comprehend why myopic "visionaries" of the anti-gun movement focus on the gun and only the gun rather than crime and who commits crimes...

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    IMHO, I have contended all along that our revolving door criminal justice system is a huge problem in need of fixing. I have never been able to comprehend why myopic "visionaries" of the anti-gun movement focus on the gun and only the gun rather than crime and who commits crimes ... the criminal. Prosecution to the fullest extent of the law and incarceration commensurate with the crime is a must. Less criminals ... less crime ... elementary.

    ward greenleaf, exactly what I asked, but even without no reply or word of explanation, we both know the reason as does the original poster.

    I hope that the 5 year old will not suffer from any trauma going forward.

    Jimmy Mac, in another thread, since shut down, Bob noted that we both gave thumbs up to some posts and insinuated, because of the similarity of our EveryBlock IDs, that we are one and the same person. I wish you'd set him straight on that account. Like you Everyblok ID by the way 8^).

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired
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Apr 27

Shout Out to Chicago Police for a Job Well Done

Burglary in progress last night was stopped by CPD, at least one person was detained.

Apr 24

Updated Apr 27

Keep A Lookout For Robber

I was almost mugged taking out my trash on Wednesday, April 18th in the alley behind the 3500 block of Wolfram St between the 2800 block of Milwaukee Ave.

The man is somewhere between 5’10 and 6’0, African American with very dark skin, a black leather coat and a dark gray beanie. He has a nice complexion (no pock marks or acne) and does not appear to be homeless or on drugs. His clothing was actually pretty nice.

I called...

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I was almost mugged taking out my trash on Wednesday, April 18th in the alley behind the 3500 block of Wolfram St between the 2800 block of Milwaukee Ave.

The man is somewhere between 5’10 and 6’0, African American with very dark skin, a black leather coat and a dark gray beanie. He has a nice complexion (no pock marks or acne) and does not appear to be homeless or on drugs. His clothing was actually pretty nice.

I called the cops and they showed up within 2 minutes but we could not find him. I’m not sure if he was armed because he had his hands in his pockets so he either was and didn’t want to flash the gun or wasn’t and wanted me to think that he was.

Be careful out there everyone and keep your head on a swivel.

  • JoeFlatwoods Love my Albany Park Neighborhood

    Have to agree, without details we do not know what you mean, that you were almost mugged? Don't get me wrong, I will be the first to say that I profile in my neighborhood, but it does not sound like this guy did not appear to not belong. The ones...

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    Have to agree, without details we do not know what you mean, that you were almost mugged? Don't get me wrong, I will be the first to say that I profile in my neighborhood, but it does not sound like this guy did not appear to not belong. The ones I look for are, and they can be any color/ethnicity, scummy looking, pants down to the ankles, smelling like reefer, and in that case, I also call. A nicely dressed black guy walking with his hands in his pockets, unless he did or said something, it does sound like a white bread city newbie.

  • lakeview has too many criminals loitering around waiting to commit another violent crime. Most are career violent criminals and should be Stop and search identify see if warrants out. Most likely he was doing #1 or #2 in the alley, they do it in my alley all the time

Apr 26

Updated Apr 27

Wilson Ave car jacking?

Hey guys, am I missing it or have there been any updates on the carjacking from last night?

Apr 24

Updated Apr 25

Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657)

The General Assembly is back to work in Springfield today and we have a historic opportunity override Gov. Rauner’s veto of SB 1657, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. But, we need you to get it done by calling and emailing your legislators today.

Gun violence is an everyday problem in Chicago and it's fueled by crime guns traced back to Illinois gun dealers. Contact your lawmaker NOW. It’s their one job to keep our families and communities safe. Click image to watch a video and send an email right now.

https://ilgvp.com/ouronejob/

    #OurOneJob - Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition
    Governor Rauner has vetoed the Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657). It's now up to your state legislators to override the veto. Any child killed from gun violence impacts every parent. Sadly, injuries from gun violence are the leading cause of death for children in Illinois.
    https://ilgvp.com
  • SB 1657...

    Victim #2 – The Independent Gun Retailer. If passed, SB1657 would require firearm retailers to drastically alter their business processes. Such would include upgraded training for employees, updated security systems, and increased expenditure of staff-hours dedicated to government inspections of their stores. The net result would be a...

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    SB 1657...

    Victim #2 – The Independent Gun Retailer. If passed, SB1657 would require firearm retailers to drastically alter their business processes. Such would include upgraded training for employees, updated security systems, and increased expenditure of staff-hours dedicated to government inspections of their stores. The net result would be a significant increase in fixed overhead costs for independent retailers. Increased overhead costs would be passed along to customers in the form of higher retailer prices to the tune of $150 to $300 per gun. Increased gun prices would artificially drive down demand for firearms by the law-abiding public. In effect, SB1657 would establish a tax on a Constitutional right. It should be noted that "big box" retailers are exempted from the bill's requirements because their gun sales do not exceed 20% of gross yearly sales for all lines. The exemption puts independent dealers at a serious competitive disadvantage – further driving the demise of independent gun shops. Having very little skin in the game could prompt the big box retailers to withdraw entirely from the firearms market – thus leaving Illinois citizens with no accessibility to firearms.

  • SB 1657...

    Victim #3 – Illinois Firearm Manufacturers. Under the original version of the Senate bill, firearm manufacturers would have to comply with the licensing bill as well. The costs to manufacturers would be prohibitive and they would have to move out of state or shut down,
    As usual, Bob...

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    SB 1657...

    Victim #3 – Illinois Firearm Manufacturers. Under the original version of the Senate bill, firearm manufacturers would have to comply with the licensing bill as well. The costs to manufacturers would be prohibitive and they would have to move out of state or shut down,
    As usual, Bob is uninformed, but he never lets that cramp his style when it comes to pushing his agenda. Bill 1657 is an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy that seeks to create anti-gun 5-member licensing boards and onerous mandatory regulations, fees and costs potentially in the thousands of dollars and excessive amounts of red tape that would almost assuredly force the closure of many firearm dealers, and prevent prospective owners from opening new ones. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) already licenses and closely monitors all federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) and strictly enforces any violation of federal law.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Apr 21

Updated Apr 23

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

Anyone know what happened here and can share?

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Had a foid, not a ccl

  • What's to know?

    Probably got stopped by the police for public intoxication (i.e., acting the fool), and they found that he had a concealed weapon. That was enough to write him up.

    Society can't tolerate drunks carrying guns.

    FOID or CCL holder should know better. IF he had one, I hope he doesn't have it anymore.

  • If you can legally carry, you are in violation if you are .08 or higher.

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