Surveillance video shows man digging up woman’s plants in Lakeview’s Southport Corridor

On Chicago’s North Side, a parkway’s plants were ripped out in the middle of the night, leaving one resident determined to root out the rose bush bandit.

On Chicago’s North Side, a parkway’s plants were ripped out in the middle of the night, leaving one resident determined to root out the rose bush bandit.

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Southport Corridor Private Security Information for the Area South of Roscoe

You may recall that Theo Epstein and his neighbors had hired a private security company north of Roscoe in the Southport Corridor.  Now the area south of Roscoe in the Southport Corridor is funding private security as well.

Barr Neighbors (Belmont, Ashland, Roscoe, Racine) are currently collecting donations to help fund private security within this area.  (North Belmont to East Ashland to South Roscoe (west of Southport) to Newport (east of Southport and both sides of the street to East Racine).

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Lakeview resident finally gets his response from Tom Tunney regarding crime in the area

A local Lakeview, Ted (Twitter: https://twitter.com/RosiTed) had petitioned a Change.org petition on answers from Tom Tunney regarding crime.  He finally got to meet with our Alderman on November 5, and a written response was given to him.  You can read the response here:

Voice your concerns on crime to Tom Tunney’s Office

We have had many posts this week on crime and it appears our voices are being heard.  This is from one of our fellow neighbors:

“Chris “director of public safety” for Tunney’s office called me back within three hours and was very understanding, supportive and sympathetic to the issues we are seeing. He has been receiving a ton of calls and seems to understand we need help. He wants to know when police are not responding and when we feel no one is listening. He said he is open to anyone who wants to call. I spoke with him for 20 minutes. He said he took a drive down the alleys along Janssen this morning and was surprised at the amount of graffiti in the area. He says he has ordered clean up for it and would like calls anytime we see new graffiti or anything suspicious in the area. He will be present at the CAPS meeting on the 18th at 7PM at 2452 Belmont. This is our chance to meet with and talk to our law enforcement and tell them what we are seeing. He also says he\’s happy to join any neighborhood watch programs we set up to help be a resource. Call him and tell him your concerns. The more they hear from us the better.”

 
If you see something that does not seem normal, call 911 to report it.  You can also contact Tom Tunney’s office at 773.525.6034 and continue to voice your concern on crime.  We also advise you to follow Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown.
 
 

More Graffiti Found Along Southport

OK, we get it, there is a lot more crime out there then just some graffiti in the area, but we took a small walk today and here is just a few things we found north of Addison:

1.  Dairy Queen – north side marked up

2.  CVS – Garbage Can in front of entrance had been marked up

3.  Dumpster behind Julius Meinl – loaded

What do you see out there??  Help be our eyes and post any photos you see on our Facebook wall.

You can report this directly to the city here:  http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/graffiti_blasters/svcs/mayor_daley_s_graffitiblasters.html

Anyone noticing all the graffiti along Southport?

Jeni’s Ice Creams, which has not even opened yet, was “tagged” over the weekend. Graffiti has been seen up and down Southport and all over the North Side.