Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Safety Walk Tonight With Ald. Osterman & Cmdr. Lott (Updated 1x)

In light of the last few weeks' violence in the Argyle area, Ald. Osterman and 20th District Police Commander Cornelia Lott are hosting a safety walk tonight and strongly encourage residents to come out in a show of solidarity against violence. If you are concerned about what's been happening in the Argyle area, please come out.  Meet your police commander and your police officers, and talk to them and your alderman about the issues Argyle is facing. Find out from them what's being done and what further measures can be taken.

It starts tonight at 6:30 and will leave from the aldermanic satellite office at 1006 West Argyle, a couple doors west of Sheridan. The walk will take place around the Argyle area and will give you a chance to speak with those involved in making it safer and to give your input as well.

It's our community. Help make it safer. Show up!

Update:  Email this morning from Ald. Osterman says,

"From 6:30-7:30 tonight, please join your neighbors, Police Commander Cornelia Lott and me for a Public Safety Walk around Argyle Street.

This area of our community has recently experienced a spate of violent crime related to drug and gang activity. On this walk, which will start at the 48th Ward satellite office, 1006 W. Argyle St., we will come together with police to identify and address ongoing safety issues in the neighborhood.

My priority is to work with police, residents, businesses and other stakeholders to attack these problems from many fronts until the criminal activity has stopped and the safety is where it needs to be for those who live, work and go to school in this part of our community.

I hope you'll show your support by joining us tonight."

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