16 April 2011
Chicago News Report: 'Gays' vs. 'gang members' in Chicago’s West Rogers...: "Police were called to a Far North Side neighborhood to break up a disturbance between a group of unlikely rivals."
13 April 2011
CHANGE IS COMING!
Effective May 2011, the CAPS meetings, for BEAT 2413, will be held
SECOND Thursday of the month.
For more information, attend the upcoming CAPS meeting
Tuesday, 19th April @ 7:00 P.M.
Emmerson Park fieldhouse @ 1820 W. Granville Ave
(located between North Ravenswood and North Wolcott)
visit the Beat 2413 CAPS website: http://www.caps24.org
You can also get further details from "CAPS 24" by phone: 773.782.6313
12 April 2011
This is a brief summary of issues that were covered last night, 11 April, at the State of the 40th Ward Townhall Meeting held at Hayt Elementary School.
Patrick O'Connor, 40th Ward Alderman
Michael Wick, Chicago Police Commander
The Ward Superintendent
Representative of BuildingsThe meeting began promptly at 7:00 P.M. with a crime report from Police Commander, Michael Wick. There has been an increase in criminal activity at the intersection of Granville and Hoyne, where juveniles have been observed congregating and committing offenses such as vandalism and theft of contents inside parked cars (i.e. GPS, stereos,etc.) Also, residents mentioned the problem of a certain motorist who has been seen stopping his car, at Granville and Ravenswood, and dumping food for pigeons roosting underneath the Metra tracks. The police have a license plate number and are continuing to identify the person, or persons, responsible for the mess. After about 15 minutes, the floor was handed over to Alderman O'Connor, who reported that city crews will soon begin the task of filling - in the numerous potholes in our ward. Also, as of April 1st, street cleaning begins. The crossing guard at the corner of Granville and Ravenswood has been removed because, according to Alderman O'Connor, the city is trying to save money and the considerable distance of the school, Hayt Elementary, makes a crossing guard unnecessary. "Everything right now is about money," O'Connor told me at the end of the townhall meeting. O'Connor also reiterated the problems created by the pigeons roosting in the Metra underpass, and those responsible for feeding them. The alderman stated that Metra plans to rebuild its network of tracks and underpasses. Another topic covered: Community gardens and, specifically, the rooftop garden and beehive at the restaurant, Uncommon Ground. Also on the agenda: Plans to convert a portion of Rosehill Cemetery into, in O'Connor's words, "A mini - Morton Arboretum." The Alderman also mentioned the new Walgreens that will be located at Clark and Catalpa, in Andersonville. As well as the lack of funds available to replace the Edgewater Hospital structure with a mixed - use builiding, that will include a park, retail space and residential units. Jackie
11 April 2011
The State of the 40th Ward
Monday, April 11, 7:00 P.M.
Hayt Elementary School @ 1500 W. Granville Ave.
Scheduled to Be Present:
40th Ward Alderman, Patrick O'Connor