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City Stats: Theft, Battery Most Prevalent Crimes In Northcenter, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square

By Sam Charles

The five police beats in Center Square Journal’s coverage area saw nearly 300 reported incidents from late September through late October. According to stats supplied by the city, residents in beats 1713, 1911, 1912, 2031 and 2032 reported 299 total crimes to police between Sept. 25 and Oct. 25, up slightly from the 291 total incidents reported in Read the Rest…

Despite Reports, Area CAPS Meetings Still On Schedule

By Sam Charles

Despite reports from the Chicago Reader that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy plans to eliminate the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS, budget in 2013, scheduled meetings in the 19th and 20th districts are still going to be held, according to CAPS representatives from both districts. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but [meetings] should be [held] until Read the Rest…

Despite Reports, Area CAPS Meetings Still On Schedule

By Sam Charles

Despite reports from the Chicago Reader that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy plans to eliminate the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS, budget in 2013, scheduled meetings in the 19th and 20th districts are still going to be held, according to CAPS representatives from both districts. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but [meetings] should be [held] until Read the Rest…

Felony Charges Filed In Tuesday’s Hamlin Park Shootout

By Mike Fourcher

The Chicago Police charged two men Tuesday evening in connection with that day’s early morning shootout on the block of 2200 W. Barry Ave. near Hamlin Park. The alleged shooter, Luis Zapata, is a Hamlin Park resident with a number of prior felonies. According to a police spokesman, Zapata, Michael Munoz, and two other men, Read the Rest…

Police Make Arrests After Hamlin Park Shootout – UPDATE x2

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago Police arrested three people early this morning on the block of 2200 W. Barry Ave. after a shootout in the early morning before dawn. UPDATE (9:55 a.m.) : The three offenders were part of a four person party in a vehicle that exchanged gunfire with Chicago Police officers in a marked car at 1:18 Read the Rest…

Update: One Dies Following Shooting at Ashland and Addison

By Geoff Dankert

One of two victims in Wednesday’s shooting at a North Side gas station died early this morning. Max Vallejo, 26, of Bolingbrook died just after midnight Thursday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Police say Vallejo and another man were sitting inside a tow truck parked at Read the Rest…

Two Injured in Shooting at Ashland and Addison

By Geoff Dankert

Chicago Police say they have made no arrests in a shooting that wounded two people at a gas station early Wednesday morning. The two victims were sitting in a parked tow truck at the Citgo station, 3600 N. Ashland Ave., when someone in a car shot them both at around 3:40 a.m. One victim managed Read the Rest…

Think Tank Makes Case For Merging 19th District – UPDATE

By Mike Fourcher

A study of Chicago crime data by the non-profit Chicago Justice Project think tank reveals plunging violent and property crime incidents in the 19th District, justifying, the group says, the merger of the 19th and 23rd Districts. The study reviewed nineteen years of incident totals from the 19th, 13th and 21st Districts, the three Chicago Read the Rest…

Think Tank Makes Case For Merging 19th District – UPDATE

By Mike Fourcher

A study of Chicago crime data by the non-profit Chicago Justice Project think tank reveals plunging violent and property crime incidents in the 19th District, justifying, the group says, the merger of the 19th and 23rd Districts. The study reviewed nineteen years of incident totals from the 19th, 13th and 21st Districts, the three Chicago Read the Rest…

IG Report Reveals Ald. Tunney’s Barrage of Questions For Police

By Mike Fourcher

During city budget hearings Alderman often submit lists of sharp questions to city departments. As department heads angle for funds for their programs, it is the best time for city legislators to get details on how the city is working. Normally those questions and their answers are not made available to the public, but this Read the Rest…

19th District CAPS Meetings Set For 2012

By Mike Fourcher

November’s City Council budget vote ensured the 19th Police District will be folded into the 23rd District, but for now how that transition will be conducted is up in the air. Part of that transition includes who will manage CAPS meetings, if the beats will stay the same and often CAPS meetings will be conducted. Read the Rest…

19th District CAPS Meetings Set For 2012

By Mike Fourcher

November’s City Council budget vote ensured the 19th Police District will be folded into the 23rd District, but for now how that transition will be conducted is up in the air. Part of that transition includes who will manage CAPS meetings, if the beats will stay the same and often CAPS meetings will be conducted. Read the Rest…

Tonight: Questions For Police Supt. McCarthy

By Mike Fourcher

Tonight Chicago Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy will, “address residents about the possible closure and consolidation of the 19th Police District,” according to flyers distributed by local aldermen.  The five aldermen representing wards covered by the 19th District have announced they’ll be there too: Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), Ald. Read the Rest…

Tonight: Questions For Police Supt. McCarthy

By Mike Fourcher

Tonight Chicago Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy will, “address residents about the possible closure and consolidation of the 19th Police District,” according to flyers distributed by local aldermen.  The five aldermen representing wards covered by the 19th District have announced they’ll be there too: Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), Ald. Read the Rest…

Five Aldermen And Superintendent To Brief Community On 19th District Changes

By Mike Fourcher

Five area Aldermen are organizing a community meeting with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy next Tuesday in the Lakeview High School Auditorium, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, November 15. The meeting will address the planned merger of the 19th and 23rd Police Districts in 2012. Despite the merger plans, Chicago police Read the Rest…

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