4 days ago

Crime News Update

Jesus Valencia, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, was taken into custody in front of 4200 W. 63rd St.

Police responding to a “suspicious vehicle” call said they spotted Valencia in a sedan in an alley behind 6250 S. Pulaski.

Police said they later recovered a fully loaded pistol on the ground in front of 4131 W. 61st St. Valencia allegedly admitted that he threw the gun away once he knew he was being followed by police, who also confiscated a bag of suspect cannabis from him.

Burglars broke into a lockbox outside a vacant home for sale in the 3900 block of West 58th Place, used the key inside to gain access to the house and stole a refrigerator, a...

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...as the victim took out the trash in the alley behind his home in the 3900 block of West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Jesus Arteaga, of the 7100 block of...

...West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Jesus Arteaga, of the 7100 block of South Ridgeway, was arrested near his home, about 13 minutes after the shooting occurred. Police were combing...

...If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 West 65th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...gang member was shot in the elbow as he sat in a car in the 7100 block of South Mozart at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Police responding to a “shots fired” call...

...man was beaten by two other men during an argument in an apartment in the 3200 block of West 55th Street at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, April 15. The victim, described by police as intoxicated...

The Subway sandwich shop at 6452 W. 63rd St. was robbed at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. A 37-year-old clerk...

An armed bandit robbed the Originales Soccer Store, 5093 S. Archer, at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 13, making off with about $900 cash and...

...to the ground and robbed of his cellphone in front of his home in the 8100 block of South Kolmar at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. The victim said he saw a man...

time in the last 14 months—after he allegedly punched a 40-year-old woman in the face at his home in the 6000 block of South Massasoit at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

5900 block of West 51st Street at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 9.

...Elsdon man was robbed at gunpoint as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4274 W. 54th St. at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police he was walking...

...year-old Gage Park man was robbed at gunpoint in a bathroom stall at Target, 4433 S. Pulaski, at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police that one of...

Jesus Valencia, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, was taken into custody in front of 4200 W. 63rd St.

Burglars broke into the T-Mobile store at 5123 S. Pulaski, but it was initially unclear if anything had been stolen. The crime occurred at 2...

Burglars forced open the side door of a home in the 6600 block of South Kildare and reportedly stole three TVs and antennas, an iPod, about $15,000 cash, a Coach...

Burglars forced open the kitchen window of an apartment in the 8000 block of South Pulaski and stole assorted jewelry, as well as food from a refrigerator. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 70-year-old woman, when she returned home at about 6 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

    Crime News Update
    Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

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Updated Mar 22

Harassing Voters

Today I received a bogus letter from Illinois State Voter Report, with fake looking seal, from a fake address in Lockport about my Chicago voting habits. The letter reads as follows
Dear (My First Name)
What if your friends, your neighbors, and your community knew weather you voted? (In bold)
Why do so many people fail to voted? This year, we're taking a new approach. Were sending this mailing to you, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues at work, and...

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Today I received a bogus letter from Illinois State Voter Report, with fake looking seal, from a fake address in Lockport about my Chicago voting habits. The letter reads as follows
Dear (My First Name)
What if your friends, your neighbors, and your community knew weather you voted? (In bold)
Why do so many people fail to voted? This year, we're taking a new approach. Were sending this mailing to you, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues at work, and your community leaders to publicize who does and doesn't vote.
This chart shows how many people you know have voted in the past. After March 20th, we intend to mail an updated chart. You and your friends, your neighbors, and others people you know will all know who voted and who did not. (In bold)
Then there is a chart with myself, one daughter, and several others names and address, telling if they have voted since Nov 2014. I have voted not that is anyone's business. My daughter shows she hasn't voted, however she's grown and lives in a different state votes every election. Again not that thats anyone's business.
8 others neighbors on this letter showing their names and addresses and their voting habits.
Im furious at this invasive letter. Because it clear gives away what party your a registered voter of. My house is divided as to what party they vote for. We vote for person and not the party.
I also found signs in my yard by the opposite party I'm registered with. Nobody gave authorization for these signs I was away on vacation when they were placed. We never do that we love our friends and neighbors no matter their voting practices.

Did anyone else get a letter?

Does anyone know who's behind this type of voting harrasment?

Its a shame they can bold and threatening telling everyone you know but hide behind an unsigned letter without anyway to contact.

I'm interested to know if anyone else in my neighborhood knows anything about this.
Thanks

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    Wow, that's creepy. I'd be sending a copy to the Attorney General's office, maybe the Chicago Election Commission, too. And include the envelope -- did they use a regular postage stamp, or a bulk mail code or meter? The meter or bulk mail imprint might help identify the sender. Cowardly of them to protect their own identity while trying to pit people against each other. Would love to see them go down. Good luck!

  • I received that letter as well! And it was quite disturbing. I thought that was private information. :(

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