Sheesh, it's enough to make a person wish for snow and ice. Three different gang brawls that we're aware of tonight, two coming in from readers and one we stumbled into ourselves:
- "There was a fight that we witnessed - medium sized group - full blown brawl - 7:10PM tonight. Sheridan between Ainslie and Lawrence, in front of the mattress store across from the Boys & Girls Club. CPD on the scene shortly after."
- All hell broke loose on Wilson near the el stop around 10:15PM. A car got set on fire and it ran into the Red Line support columns. The ensuing brawl went west, right in the middle of Wilson Avenue, and even the immediate presence of the police couldn't get it to stop for several blocks. Units from the 20th District responded along with 23rd District cars; Wilson was temporarily closed until things calmed down; the gangbangers ran away in several directions, including running around the back of Truman College.
- "Gang fight on the 4400 block Broadway at 12:45AM. Cops called and came real quick."
No wonder Ald. Shiller is holding her fundraiser south of Irving Park. Who knows what her big-money donors might run into in Uptown if it turns out to be a nice, mild night like Saturday?