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Hamlin Park Neighbors Put Crime in The Past and Build Future

By Geoff Dankert

After a brief spate of gang-related crime in 2011 and 2012, Hamlin Park area residents are concentrating on making their neighborhood the next great place to live with plans for park improvements and lots of new construction homes.

Hamlin Park Gets CPD Roll Call

By Geoff Dankert

The woman in the long purple dress and matching hat looked perplexed as she approached the brace of Chicago Police Department officers lined up in the service lot of Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne. “What’s going on?” she asked loudly. “Is the mayor here?” He was not, but she could be forgiven some confusion. She’d Read the Rest…

Police Say New Gang Graffiti in Hamlin Park Designed to Taunt Rivals

By Geoff Dankert

Chicago police say a new appearance of gang graffiti around the pool deck at Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., is likely designed to “taunt” rivals, leading some neighbors to fear an escalation in violence around the park. Neighbors say the latest example of “tagging” appeared after midnight on Sunday on the outside of the Read the Rest…

Tagging And Property Theft Top Concerns at Beat 1911 CAPS Meeting

By Mike Fourcher

Beat 1911 is “one of our most successful beats,” according to Chicago Police Sgt. Clark, as total crime in the beat is down 15 percent over last year. Twenty neighbors attended the beat’s monthly CAPS meeting on the top floor of Kindred Hospital, 2544 W. Montrose Ave. The brisk meeting lasted a little more than Read the Rest…

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