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Sep 28, 2015
gracelandwest
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GWCA AND LIFESOURCE PARTNER WITH 12 YEAR OLD NEIGHBOR TO PROMOTE HALLOWEEN THEMED BLOOD DRIVE

Please consider joining Lela Zerman’s Cause by donating blood on October 31, 2015 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Jose Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago.  Graceland West Community Association (“GWCA”) and The Jose Rizal Community Center are joining forces to help promote and raise community awareness of the importance of donating blood.

Lela’s sister’s life was saved with donated blood 15 years ago on Halloween – the day she was born

We must schedule a minimum of 40 people for the Drive in order for LifeSource to participate.

Please visit www.lelasblooddrive.com to schedule your appointment or email info@lelasblooddrive.com and we will manually schedule your preferred time.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Sep 27, 2015
gracelandwest
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Town Hall Meetings

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Sep 17, 2015
gracelandwest
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EXCAVATION AND DEMO PERMINTS

Click on the links below for information concerning recent demo and excavation permits:

 

1435 W Cuyler excavation 4-15

1456 W Hutchinson excavation 6-15

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Sep 7, 2015
gracelandwest
Comments Off on More Neighborhood Muggings

More Neighborhood Muggings

Sunday, September 06, 2015
BIG WHACK: Man Beaten, Robbed Near Wrigley Field

The latest additions to the weekend’s list of muggings:

• A man was beaten by three men and robbed of a credit card across the street from Wrigley Field at 5:15 this morning. The victim was near the McDonald’s parking lot at 3620 N. Clark when the offenders began the attack.

All three offenders were black men, one of whom had two-tone hair: blonde on top, black on the sides. The three were last seen heading southbound on Clark in a blue Toyota.

An ambulance transported the victim to Thorek Hospital.

• An Uptown man was beaten and robbed of his iPhone, wallet, and inhaler near Clarendon and Buena at 3 o’clock this morning. The victim told officers that two black men in their 20’s approached, beat him up, and took his property. Both offenders stand about 5’10” tall and both wore bandanas. One wore a red shirt and the other wore a black shirt.

• A man borrowed a woman’s phone to call 911 after he was reportedly robbed at gunpoint near Addison and Ashland at about 3:10AM today. The man gave detailed descriptions of the offenders, but he was no longer on the scene when officers arrived, so no report was filed. The suspect descriptions are:
1) male, black, gray hoodie, black shorts, black shoes
2) male, black, early 20’s puffy red sweater, black shirt, black shorts, gym shoes, armed with a gun
Both suspects were last seen eastbound on Addison. The victim was last seen heading westbound according to the woman who helped him out.

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• WILD, WILD WEST: 4 Robberies At Gunpoint In Wrigleyville, Boystown Area Since 10PM

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Crime In Boystown at 9/06/2015 07:57:00 AM
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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 8:25:00 AM
Now if we had private security none of this would have happened. Right Tom ? ? ?

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 11:09:00 AM
Oh, for everyones information, private security guards have No police powers. About the only thing they can do is call 9-1-1 and hope to get a response in an hour or two.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 4:16:00 PM
Private security officers possess the same lawful authority to make an arrest as any other private citizen. They similarly possess the same lawful authority to use the force necessary to effect that arrest.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 12:05:00 PM
I thought the story about the guy who borrowed a woman’s phone to call 911 was going to end with the guy walking off with her phone…but then again I guess I’ve just become jaded and cynical due to all the crime.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 12:35:00 PM
Blonde on top and black on the sides is Robert Vacha AKA Jacob Lapinskas, the coward who mugged an old lady.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 5:15:00 PM
I think you might have something there.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 4:24:00 PM
Why don’t the police consider setting up some decoys and arresting the perps? Seems like every second person walking around at 3am gets mugged.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 4:41:00 PM
Then they have a crime to report. Goal is to reduce crime STATS. Metrics is all that matter to the scumbag Rahm.
AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 9:09:00 PM
Are you volunteering as a decoy?

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 4:58:00 PM
“last seen heading southbound on Clark” There is a CPD high res camera at Clark and Addison which, if in operation, should have captured the get away and maybe even the crime. But who has time to review the video? I wonder if CPD will ever make their surveillance cameras public? More eyeballs all the time. the1stmikec

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 7:43:00 PM
I feel like we live in Brazil. Wtf.

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AnonymousSep 6, 2015, 9:16:00 PM
As long as the robberies happen before 330am then the midnight robbery mission cars might catch them, after 330 sgt Drew Carrey and his merry band of thieves are in the wind.

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AnonymousSep 7, 2015, 12:59:00 AM
Lol. So true. So true
They never work till end of tour.
Must be nice to be in that pack and get to leave at 3am once or twice a week.
Not like were busy or anything here lol.

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AnonymousSep 7, 2015, 1:03:00 AM
Where’s The Big Scary Bus these days?

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Sep 5, 2015
gracelandwest
Comments Off on Saturday, September 05, 2015 WILD, WILD WEST: 4 Robberies At Gunpoint In Wrigleyville, Boystown Area Since 10PM

Saturday, September 05, 2015 WILD, WILD WEST: 4 Robberies At Gunpoint In Wrigleyville, Boystown Area Since 10PM

WILD, WILD WEST: 4 Robberies At Gunpoint In Wrigleyville, Boystown Area Since 10PM

At least four separate robberies at gunpoint were reported in our neighborhood between 10PM last night and 2AM Saturday morning, according to police. No one is in custody.

Officers believe some of the hold-ups are related to a similar incident that took place early Friday morning in nearby Lincoln Park.

Here is what we know:

#1

At 10:08PM Friday night, two Edgewater residents were robbed at gunpoint in the 1000 block of W. Belmont. According to the victims, the hold-up was committed by four individuals in a dark sedan, one of whom had a black semi-automatic handgun.

The four offenders were black—three males and one female. One of the men has short dreadlocks, stands about 5’7″ tall, and was wearing a white tee shirt and jeans.

They were last seen driving southbound on Kenmore.

#2

Seven minutes later, a victim reported being robbed at gunpoint near Southport and Grace by two black men who were armed with a hand gun. One of the offenders was shirtless and the other was wearing a white tank top, the victim said.

The robbers fled westbound on Grace, where a resident independently reported seeing suspicious men in a gangway. Both offenders were then seeing running southbound in the east alley of Southport.

About 15 minutes later, another witness reported seeing two men matching the description near Clark and Grace, where the pair emptied out a wallet before fleeing.

#3

A man was robbed at gunpoint on the street near Melrose restaurant in Boystown at 1:56 this morning. That victim reported that three black men in a light gray minivan produced a black semi-automatic handgun, took his valuables, and then drove away toward Halsted Street on Melrose.

The offenders got $20 and a Ventra card from the victim. But, the victim managed to grab one of the offenders’ cell phones—or, at least, a cell phone that was in the offender’s possession. We wouldn’t be so bold as to presume that the thug actually bought the phone.

#4

Six minutes later, a man reported being robbed at gunpoint by two men who occupied a minivan near Aldine and Lake Shore Drive.

This victim, who was also punched by the muggers, described one offender as black with an Afro and a scruffy beard. One gunman wore a black sweatshirt with black pants while the other wore a gray sweatshirt with gray pants.

Officers transported the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Possible Connections

Police believe that the first robbery is related to another hold-up that took place near Clark and Fullerton at 4AM Friday.

In that case, a couple walked into a nearby 7-Eleven to report that offenders in a dark sedan pulled up, produced a gun, and took their wallets and a Samsung S4. The offenders fled in the vehicle, which was occupied by two black men and one black woman.

The woman had short hair and was wearing a white t-shirt with jeans.

About a half-hour before the hold-up, a victim called 911 from the 1000 block of Sheffield to report that a black man wearing a white t-shirt and blue shorts pulled up in a dark vehicle and pointed a gun at him. The victim fled the scene in a cab before police arrived and no report was immediately filed. It is not known if the victim had also been robbed.

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Sep 4, 2015
gracelandwest
Comments Off on GWCA URGES NEIGHBORS TO REGISTER BIKES

GWCA URGES NEIGHBORS TO REGISTER BIKES

Please register bikes with the police online here:

https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/Online%20Services/Online%20Bike%20Registration

Note: You have to set up an online account with CLEARPath first.

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