Neighbors Worry, And One Is Thinking Of Moving, After Gang Activity And Shootings In Irving ParkA fight is under way to get a handle on an out-of-control and growing gang problem in the Northwest Side’s Irving Park neighborhood.
Brighton Park Suffers From Serious Gang Issues, But Also Has Vigilant Neighbors Stepping InChicago’s Deering (9th) Police District – which includes Brighton Park and Back of the Yards – fields more complaints about gang activity than any other.
Chicago Police Arrest 74 For Drug, Gang ActivityPolice, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, arrested 74 people – 32 of whom were documented gang members – in a Narcotics Unified Enforcement Mission, according to a statement from police.
City Demolishes 300th Abandoned Building Since Last JulyPolice said abandoned buildings serve as havens for drug and gang activity.
South Side Residents Stage Silent Protest Against Gang-Related FuneralsMore 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.
12 Buildings To Come Down In Effort To Fight CrimeTwelve 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: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our TownsWest suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.
Man Hopes His Live Surveillance Cameras Help Fight CrimeA long time Humboldt Park resident is increasingly worried about gang activity in his neighborhood and is doing something about it.
Doubts Mount About Why City Closed North Avenue BeachA 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.
Supt. McCarthy: Gang Activity Didn't Close BeachReporters 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.