Latest ‘Public Safety Updates’

Public Safety Update – March 8, 2017

Yesterday a bomb threat was phoned into Chicago Jewish Day School, 5959 N. Sheridan. The Chicago Police Department responded immediately and school administration evacuated the premises to ensure the safety of students and staff. CPD Canine officers assisted with the investigation, which rendered the area clear and safe. Students returned to the school later in the morning. I want […]

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Public Safety Update – January 25, 2017

Last night there was a shooting incident on the 5600 block of Magnolia. A man, 22 years old, was shot in the arm around 8:15 pm. The shooting was the culmination of a confrontation that is believed to have started outside of our area between the individuals involved. The offender followed the victim in his car and shot […]

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Public Safety Update – December 9, 2016

2016 has seen an increase in violent crimes throughout the city. Locally, we have worked with neighbors and the Chicago Police Department to reduce violence in our community and increase safety. These partnerships have yielded many successful operations and several narcotics takedowns. The most recent was an operation conducted by the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Organized […]

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November 21, 2016 – Argyle and Thorndale Area Operations

In the last few weeks we have seen a number of incidents involving gun violence, gangs and narcotics in the area south of Lawrence and around Thorndale. The Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Organized Crime, Narcotics Division, along with 20th District Tactical Officers, recently conducted a Narcotics Takedown Mission in the 20th District. This mission […]

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November 7, 2016 – Sheridan and Thorndale shooting

On Saturday, November 5, around 2 pm, there was a shooting incident at Sheridan and Thorndale. A vehicle traveling southbound on Sheridan was shot at by an individual on the sidewalk. A passenger ran from the vehicle down the alley west of Sheridan, where additional shots were fired. One person was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment. A gun was […]

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August 19, 2016 – Bryn Mawr Robbery Sentencing

Paolo Brown, the first of three defendants, was sentenced in January to 31 years for his part in the robbery.  Thank you to the advocates who went to court that day to send a message that this crime is being followed by the community. The second and third defendants, Paris Starwalt and Felice Desilva, are expected […]

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April 26, 2016 – Police Department Takedown

Reprinted from Newsletter dated: April 29, 2016 Dear Neighbor: On Monday April 26, we announced that the Chicago Police Department had successfully completed a takedown mission that resulted in the arrests of 16 individuals who were involved in narcotics sales in the Argyle Street area. A number of those arrested were gang members who have […]

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