Gang Activity

A Roseland neighborhood building that had been gutted by fire was torn down on Feb. 27, 2013, making it the 300th abandoned structure demolished by the city of Chicago since July 2012. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

City Demolishes 300th Abandoned Building Since Last July

Police said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.

02/27/2013

Park Ridge Cemetery

South Side Residents Stage Silent Protest Against Gang-Related Funerals

More than 200 local residents, fed up with what they perceive to be dangerous gang-related funeral processions rolling through their Beverly and Mount Greenwood communities, were staged a silent protest Saturday afternoon.

09/16/2012

This Rhodes Avenue property was razed Thursday in an effort to clear crime-generating buildings from distressed neighborhoods. (CBS)

12 Buildings To Come Down In Effort To Fight Crime

Twelve residential buildings on the South and West Side were scheduled to be torn down Thursday, in an effort to eliminate hives for gang activity and violent crime.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

(Credit: CBS)

West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our Towns

West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Surveillance cameras mounted on a home in Humboldt Park.  (Photo Credit: CBS)

Man Hopes His Live Surveillance Cameras Help Fight Crime

A long time Humboldt Park resident is increasingly worried about gang activity in his neighborhood and is doing something about it.

CBS 2–06/14/2011

North Avenue Beach

Doubts Mount About Why City Closed North Avenue Beach

A lot of residents and beachgoers still are not buying the city’s version of events about why the city closed the North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Police chased off swimmers at North Avenue Beach on Monday after four people were treated for heat exhaustion. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy: Gang Activity Didn’t Close Beach

Reporters wanted to know today whether it was really flash mob gang activity – not cases of heat exhaustion – that closed North Avenue Beach earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011