4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Gang Tag?

Found this tag on my entry vestibule this morning. Any idea what it means? This is in bucktown on damen near 606.

  • That’s not a gang tag. Gang tags use symbols or known acronyms. They also often have symbolic messages to other gangs. That’s just some tagger.

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

ATM Skimmer scams run rampant - even at bank ATMs

Word to the wise: No matter where the card reader is located - banks, stores, gas station pumps - ALWAYS yank on it before inserting your cards.

This story is about Lakeview, but it could just as easily be about Logan Square or anywhere.

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/another-atm-skimmer-found-in-lakeview.html

    Another ATM Skimmer Found In Lakeview; At Least A Dozen Devices Recovered On North Side Since May 1
    Chicago cops recovered another ATM skimming device in Lakeview on Sunday afternoon. It's the second data-sucking contraption found on cash machines in the area since May 29. At least a dozen ATM skimmers have been found on the North Side since May 1st, according to police data.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • had my pin number stole from bmo harris logan square location st patty’s day weekend. the manager told me they check for skimmers each day but not sundays since they are closed , so after 1 saturday into sunday is when they will try to place them on the bank atms.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Thanks Gil.A few years ago when that was an issue with Aldi Stores,my wife's card was victimized. The theives were in California and the only way we were made aware of it is when our bank called our home and spoke with my wife to ask her if she was...

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    Thanks Gil.A few years ago when that was an issue with Aldi Stores,my wife's card was victimized. The theives were in California and the only way we were made aware of it is when our bank called our home and spoke with my wife to ask her if she was in California recently.Naturally my wife said no and our bank had to clear our account of a purchase of over four hundred dollars in clothing plus a sixty dollar fill up of gas .We are grateful to our bank every day for their diligence on this.Needless to say whenever we shop Aldi it's cash only fo us.

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

9 dead 46 wounded: Chicago sees most violent weekend of the year

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-weekend-violence-20180618-story.html

he weekend began with seven people shot in just an hour on the South Side. It ended with 10 people shot in two attacks on the West Side.

By Monday morning, at least 56 people had been hit by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend. At least nine of them died, according to data kept by the Tribune.

It was the worst weekend for violence in the city this year. But more troubling, it was close to comparable weekends...

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-weekend-violence-20180618-story.html

he weekend began with seven people shot in just an hour on the South Side. It ended with 10 people shot in two attacks on the West Side.

By Monday morning, at least 56 people had been hit by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend. At least nine of them died, according to data kept by the Tribune.

It was the worst weekend for violence in the city this year. But more troubling, it was close to comparable weekends in 2016 and 2017, when gun violence hit levels not seen in Chicago in more than a decade.

"Most of Chicago celebrated and enjoyed this weekend," Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio told reporters, referring to Pride Fest on the North Side and various Father’s Day celebrations. "However, we saw an unacceptable and frustrating level of gun violence in several communities.

“There’s too many illegal guns on the street,” he added, echoing a constant theme of his boss, Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “They’re too easy to get.”

As bad as shootings have been in some parts of the city this year, overall they have been down substantially from the previous two years. But not last weekend, an analysis of Tribune data shows.

At least 59 people were shot in Chicago during the weekend of June 16 last year and again during the weekend of June 17 in 2016.

Weather was no doubt a factor. Temperatures climbed into the middle 90s both days, drawing more people into the street later into the night. According to police, that usually increases the odds of rivals running into each other or arguments escalating into gunfire.

Two of the city's most violent police districts bore the brunt of the weekend gunfire: 10 shot in Harrison, 9 in bordering Ogden, the data show. The next highest was the Near West Side District: 7 shot in two attacks. The Englewood District to the south also recorded 7 shot.

    'Unacceptable and frustrating': Chicago sees most violent weekend of the year
    The weekend began with seven people shot in just an hour on the South Side. It ended with 10 people shot in two attacks on the West Side. It was the worst weekend for violence in the city this year.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • urban loves urban life.

    I think its the heat, very few, if any low income housing has a/c.

5 days ago

Gunshots in Humboldt Park

Last night was startled awake by a gunshot near the corner of Wabansia and Kimball. Then heard a fight outside. Not sure if they were related. Stay safe out there friends!

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Shots fired at Grand and Richmond on 6/3 classified as Vandalism: Criminal Damage to Vehicle.

The police had Richmond blocked at Grand and were searching for shells with flashlights. I didn't see anything and then see this listed as vehicle damage. MAYBE a car was shot, but no mention of multiple shots fired? It occurred on the parade weekend, so we initially thought the shots were fireworks.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/jun03-vandalism-criminal-damage-vehicle-8718889/?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

    Vandalism: Criminal damage to vehicle (crime report)
    EveryBlock is the leading Web site for neighborhood discussions and block-level news, including the latest news stories, crime reports, real estate listings and business reviews.
    https://chicago.everyblock.com
  • In this incident, a criminal idiot shot-up his girlfriends car. She reported a bad argument with him and witnesses describe a man that resembled him. The car was parked for the night near her home. Noone was in the car and multiple shots were fired directly into her door. This was not random.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Then the report was correct. Seeing that the offender was NOT identified, good luck with an arrest. If the boyfriend was identified, he would be charged under domestic violence laws that carry more weight than just criminal damage. Any gun crimes would probably never be made against the offender. Again,...

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    Then the report was correct. Seeing that the offender was NOT identified, good luck with an arrest. If the boyfriend was identified, he would be charged under domestic violence laws that carry more weight than just criminal damage. Any gun crimes would probably never be made against the offender. Again, that is how Chicago kills gun crimes. When you hear the Mayor say gun crimes are down, it is more likely, reporting them is what is down while they are getting higher every day. I have seen videos of MANY shootings lately and police who answered the call did not make a report. In one case in front of my home, a witness who had dash cam video of an entire shooting with vehicle plates was told to go to the station where he lived with a copy! I say, thank the ACLU for that one. A lot of people on EB defend criminals and their criminal activities, very few support the police that place their lives on the line to protect us. We are on our own and WE are to blame for it. Watch out everyone and be safe.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Honda Wheels Stolen

Got my wheels stolen Saturday night (06/09) right behand my house on logan blvd. My 2018 Accord was parked in the alley right behind my house on Logan Boulevard.

Worst thing is that these jerks had to do it on a Saturday, when all dealerships are closed on Sunday, so it just has had to sit there all day yesterday!

It's one thing to be a thief, it's another to be just that inconsiderate!

:|

  • LL

    Ooof, I saw the car propped up this weekend. Sorry this happened. It looks like the cameras point right at your spot. Any identifying footage?

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    What a terrible thing to happen! Which block of Logan? You could have had the car taken to a tire dealership, such as Firestone or NTB. They're open on Sundays. Make sure you get wheel locks!

Jun 06

Updated Jun 07

    2 shot, boy critically wounded in Humboldt Park
    Subscribe for unlimited digital access.Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Subscribe Print subscriber? A 15-year-old and 18-year-old man were shot early Tuesday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Keep your parkway grass trimmed and pick up the garbage/leaf debris in the street on your block so the police can more easily find the shell casings and collect them for evidence. They sometimes get prints off of those spent cartridges and can press changes on the bad guys. Unless...

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    Keep your parkway grass trimmed and pick up the garbage/leaf debris in the street on your block so the police can more easily find the shell casings and collect them for evidence. They sometimes get prints off of those spent cartridges and can press changes on the bad guys. Unless you don't care about catching the shooter(s).

    It seems like this neighborhood is reverting back to the higher level of shootings that was occurring 8-10 years ago. Is this just the next generation of babybangers that are coming of age or what do you think is going on?

    I know the news is disseminating reports that corral your thoughts to believe that shootings and crime is going down citywide...well it may be true for some neighborhoods but we have some serious gang and drug issues in Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Avondale that have been growing especially over the past year or two.

    Happy Summer of hiding in your houses tax-payers! Children with guns and their drug-slinging bosses have kidnapped our peace of mind and our community!

Jun 07

    In debate over civilian oversight of Chicago police, grassroots proposals win the day
    click to enlarge While nearly 60 people spoke at a public meetings on civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department, none of them came out in favor of the reform proposals pitched by the head of the City Council's Public Safety Committee who's been hosting the community meetings.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

May 26

Updated May 30

House Break-In on Spaulding

Yesterday at 1:41 pm, an unknown person was caught on video entering my apartment at 1929 N Spaulding. Nothing was taken besides the television remote batteries, but the person was wearing a sweatshirt and big pants, they possibly had a ponytail. Keep alert!

  • mark its ur buddy timb i hope ur ok this is weird thing

  • W D

    Lucky for him it wasn't my house, getting shot for batteries would've been horrible.

May 27

Injury/ shooting/?

Did anyone else hear screaming and possibly police last night (5/26) around 1am? Near Fullerton and Avers.

May 23

Updated May 24

    The rise and fall of community policing in Chicago
    On a mild morning in early May, two teenage boys sat on the porch of a house in West Humboldt Park on busy Chicago Avenue. From there, they could see a string of abandoned stores, boarded up and painted in bright colors.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com
  • Chicago Real Estate Agent I am a real estate agent with @properties.

    Really good article. Thank you for sharing.

    Community involvement is key. We will never have enough police to curb crime. We have to be the eyes and ears of the police, help them. That's the only way. It's tragic that the black community generally under-reports crime out of fear of retaliation. That, I think, is one of the biggest obstacles.

May 16

Shots fired 05/15/2018 1000 block of N. Spaulding. Two shot in 1400 block of N. Spaulding 05/16/2018

Neighbors, be diligent in calling 911 about suspicious activity. We've got a lead poisoning epidemic starting up now that it is nice outside, and I'm not talking about the drinking water. Violence plagues our neighborhood. Get involved. Stop violence by reporting drug sales and uncivilized behavior.

http://wgntv.com/2018/05/16/2-shot-in-humboldt-park-police-say/

    2 shot in Humboldt Park, police say
    CHICAGO - Two people were shot in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to officials. The shooting happened on the 1400 block of North Spaulding Avenue around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. A 53-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
    http://wgntv.com

May 16

4 Shots Fired

Just heard four distinct shots fired, maybe some more after but it was muffled by road noise. I was near Fullerton and Sacramento but it sounded fairly distant and off towards California.

May 13

Updated May 15

Gunshots on 2200 block of North Talman?

Did anyone hear gunshots (4-5) at 9:45pm Sunday, May 13th around the 2200 block of North Talman? Sounded like they were close. One neighbor said that he heard the shots and then a car's screeching tires afterwards. I called 911 to report, but wasn't sure where it exactly occurred. Thank you.

  • Ran into a neighbor yesterday who had the cops come out, filed and report, and showed them a casing. Just north of Belden on Tallman across from the school.

Apr 23

Updated May 13

Did Being PC Make This Person A Perfect Victim?

Check out this video and you decide if PC has anything to do with this person doing nothing as hooded violent criminals approach him, beat and rob him in the middle of the day. A resident tells the news about how the area has gentrified and this is now very uncommon occurrence from West of this location.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/violent-west-town-robbery-caught-on-video-chicago-police-480499931.html

  • I've spotted a unicorn..meaning you'll rarely find a "retired police officer" with those views.

    Also, "I need a shovel' is my nice way of saying that that's a bunch of bull.. Not "spam," but my opinion..which should count if we're going to be tolerant - right?

    Monitors, don't try and steer people's views or comments by marking them as spam.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Jj, watch and learn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQrnEdjQWKI Also what you clearly see is in your minds eye and not the facts so don't post that they are.

Apr 14

Updated May 12

$20,000 in campaign donations is more important than public safety to Alderman Maldonado.

I guess selling illegal cigarettes and expired food is a very profitable business. Very few small businesses have contributed this much money to a political campaign. That's a lot of road trips to Indiana and a lot of tax dollars that Chicagoans are not getting.

With businesses like this that do nothing to thwart gang activity outside their store and are frequent tax cheats and scofflaws, the only solution is for the neighbors to gang up and shut them down....

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I guess selling illegal cigarettes and expired food is a very profitable business. Very few small businesses have contributed this much money to a political campaign. That's a lot of road trips to Indiana and a lot of tax dollars that Chicagoans are not getting.

With businesses like this that do nothing to thwart gang activity outside their store and are frequent tax cheats and scofflaws, the only solution is for the neighbors to gang up and shut them down. Two shootings this year in front of 3301 W. Evergreen? People can get their Flamin' Hot Cheetos elsewhere thank you very much.

Security cameras on the store. NOPE. Security personnel at the store. NOPE. Donations to the Alderman every-time there is a problem? CHECK.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/ald-maldonado-accused-of-going-easy-on-troubled-humboldt-park-food-mart/

    Ald. Maldonado accused of going easy on 'troubled' Humboldt Park food mart
    Since 2011, the city of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has slapped Evergreen Convenient Food & Restaurant in Humboldt Park with more than 50 citations. They've been for violations like selling "unstamped and outdated merchandise" such as baby formula. Outside the corner store, there have been two shootings this year.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Friendly Neighbor Chicago Needs Some Change

    Dr. Willie Wilson is the only person in this race that will reform the city. However, some of these aldermen will pose great barriers. MOST of them have something to hide. The majority of them refused to empower the Chicago Inspector General to investigate them without their authorization. I'm in...

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    Dr. Willie Wilson is the only person in this race that will reform the city. However, some of these aldermen will pose great barriers. MOST of them have something to hide. The majority of them refused to empower the Chicago Inspector General to investigate them without their authorization. I'm in the 30th Ward with the 15-year incumbency of Ariel Reboyras. The neighborhoods in this ward are increasing in graffiti, robberies, burglaries, shootings, etc. Luis Gutierrez, federally represented several parts of many Chicago wards, and he did nothing, but fill his family's pockets with money. In 2017 he bought a second house in Puerto Rico for $1.1M, and now his daughter wants to run for alderman. These people need to be resist, and that's why I think I might run against her and Reboyras.

Apr 16

Updated May 10

Neighbors Work Together To Fight Gang Violence

This store as others in the area are a magnet to gang violence and shootings. Getting no where with the CPD and politicians for decades, neighbors worked together and contacted the press. Check out the video, one of several shootings by this store. Are reports being made? Why has this store not been closed? Is it just politics as usual in Chicago. Are contribution dollars more important than voters lives? Will EBer's remember this when voting next election in February of 2019? I am working hard with my neighbors to fight this wave of violence that has returned to our community in the last three years. Any suggestions of what more we can do? Hopefully, together we can.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/ald-maldonado-accused-of-going-easy-on-troubled-humboldt-park-food-mart/

    Ald. Maldonado accused of going easy on 'troubled' Humboldt Park food mart
    Since 2011, the city of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has slapped Evergreen Convenient Food & Restaurant in Humboldt Park with more than 50 citations. They've been for violations like selling "unstamped and outdated merchandise" such as baby formula. Outside the corner store, there have been two shootings this year.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Want to find out what has been done about this bad behavior?

    Pick a range of dates where activity was particularly heavy.

    Do a foia for 911 calls
    Do a foia for Police responses
    Compare these 2 freedom of information places. You will see many 911 calls and not many...

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    Want to find out what has been done about this bad behavior?

    Pick a range of dates where activity was particularly heavy.

    Do a foia for 911 calls
    Do a foia for Police responses
    Compare these 2 freedom of information places. You will see many 911 calls and not many responses to your calls.

    This is why you have the problem. There are plenty of calls that go in. BUT CPD does not respond and do something about your calls.

    Once you have the evidence you need to support bad response from CPD send to the Superintendent, IG, Mayor, Chief of Staff and regulatory agencies. These are people who have helped resolve issues in the past.

    This is a path that can bring better results than what you have received in the past. Sl

    email Walter.katz@cityofchicago.org
    email Tina.Skahill@chicagopolice.org
    email eddie.johnson@cityofchicago.org
    email rosa.escadero@cityofchicago.org
    email Judith.Frydland@cityofchicago.org
    email Kimberly.roberts@cityofchicago.org

    Deputy of public safety, Gen Csl Police, Superintendent, License, Buildings, GDHE Lawyer are their titles/positions.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    https://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/sitepages/licenselookup.aspx?Status=A&Owners=SEARCY,%20PERCELL&;

    Here is a form to file complaints with the Illinois Commission

May 07

Updated May 08

Gunshots - Wabansia & Washtnaw

Heard 5/6 shots just now - 9:40pm, Monday - quickly listened to the scanner and tons of people reported the shots in the alley there. I’m about 10 blocks away but heard them clearly myself. Hope everyone is okay!

  • Meighan 16 years in LS

    We heard also and we are at Logan. Wind must have been this way. Scary...no idea what happened.

  • JSK

    Wow, the sound traveled far. I listened to the scanner for a bit and about 10-15 neighbors called it in. They narrowed it down to the alley behind 1647 N Washtenaw. Police apparently found no damage, no one shot but found a few casings.

  • From attending the beat meetings, cops don't track shootings unless there is a victim or property damage. If these shootings occur, please email CAPs and the Alderman, to ensure they understand this is still concerning and they can't hide it behind the fact it is not tracked as a stat.

    Contact information below:

    caps.014district@chicagopolice.orgfirst
    ward01@cityofchicago.org
    Rocio.Varela@cityofchicago.org

May 07

Updated May 07

    Chicago Gun Violence: 74 People Shot In Past Week As Temperatures Warm
    The Chicago Police Department recorded that at least 74 people were shot in the country's third-largest city, with 28 of those shootings occurring between Friday evening and Sunday morning. Two men in their 20s were shot outside an East Garfield Park building just hours after two other people were
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    summertime in the CHI

Apr 27

Updated Apr 28

Gunshots again

I heard a couple of guys fighting around 7:20 pm tonight (Friday). Then a couple of gunshots, anyone else hear this on Albany between Armitage and Homer. I called 911 and the police response was really fast.

  • Heard this as well while walking my dog. Thanks for calling it in. Anyone know what happened? Anybody hurt?

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