Police said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.
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.
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.
West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.
A long time Humboldt Park resident is increasingly worried about gang activity in his neighborhood and is doing something about it.
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.
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.