From Ald. Tom Tunney:
Yesterday, my office and I participated in a crime forum that was hosted by East Lakeview Neighbors. While I am deeply appreciative of those community volunteers for hosting the event, there were technical difficulties that limited attendance to the meeting. It was never our intention to have a small meeting and in the future I will work with event hosts to make sure a different meeting format is used to avoid attendance issues like these. I apologize to all those who were not able to access the meeting last night.
A recording of the meeting can be found by clicking here. The forum did bring out helpful information from the 19th Police District and the State’s Attorney about police force deployment, prosecutions, safety tips and more. Please do watch the video if you were unable to attend.
My office will continue hosting public safety events to provide residents with information on what is being done about crime levels in Lakeview. This is in addition to work already done by my staff or I in attending every local police beat and community group meeting in the ward.
Beat Meetings Next Week
Next week, there are two local police beat meetings that are open to all. We will start by discussing statistics for the area covered by the beat boundaries and then will expand into a broader discussion of crime in the neighborhood. The beat meeting times and zoom login info for next week is below:
6:30pm on Tuesday, January 11th
Meeting ID: 859-0869-4509
6:30pm on Thursday, January 13th
Meeting ID: 851-5588-2382
For a full list of 2022 meeting times and zoom login info please visit my website by clicking here.
Electronic Monitoring Panel
On Monday, I will be attending the “Straight Talk on Electronic Monitoring” panel with Sheriff Tom Dart. There were plenty of questions last night about how the bail system works and who is given electronic monitoring. Sheriff Dart will be sharing data on electronic monitoring and answering submitted questions in discussion with our State Senator, Sara Feigenholtz. To sign up for the meeting and to submit questions please click here.
Yesterday afternoon there was one attempted carjacking at Sheffield and Sheridan around 4pm and an armed robbery a few minutes later on the 700 block of Briar. The crew carrying out these crimes was driving a Porsche Cayenne and a Hyundai Tuscon. Around 7pm last night police officers in Rogers Park, following up on a call about suspicious activity in a business parking lot, were able to identify the cars and arrest five people in connection with the crimes here in Lakeview. These arrests are a great example of what can happen when residents call in suspicious behavior and provide detailed descriptions to police. Those arrested are still in custody and charges will be announced soon.
There was also a shooting yesterday near Pine Grove and Brompton. The victim and the assailant knew each other and local police do believe the shooting was targeted. Detectives are still speaking with the victim and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that could be helpful in solving this case please contact our Area 3 Detectives – Violent Crimes division at 312-744-8261.
Recently three juveniles were arrested for a January 2nd robbery on the 3100 block of Clark. Another three juvenile suspects were arrested in connection to an armed robbery, on Dec 22nd at 9:30pm, of the Walgreens on the 900 block of Irving Park. Since these are juveniles the court system and CPD will not be providing updates on whether these suspects were detained and, if so, for how long.
Finally, an adult was arrested on December 27th for an attempted armed robbery on the 3600 block of Halsted. A woman was approached by an unknown man who asked to use her phone to make a call, when she said no he then placed a “hard object” to the back of her head and demanded that she take money out of an ATM. The woman ran into the Whole Foods when a security guard then tried stopping the suspect, who ran away. The suspect was later arrested at the Wilson Redline stop based off a description the woman shared with police. She later identified the suspect. The man, 30 years old, is being held on bond, and felony charges have been approved against him. When my office receives more updates about this case I will share them in the newsletter.”