There's a letter to the 23rd District residents from former Commander Gary Yamashiroya on Ald. Vi Daley's site. Click here to read his farewell and thank you to us. (Wonder why this didn't appear on the website of the 46th Ward?)
And in with the new:
An excerpt from a story in the Booster about our new Commander:
In the 23rd or Town Hall District, Kathleen Boehmer is one of the laterally shifted officers, hailing from the nearby 20th district. Boehmer succeeds Gary Yamashiroya, who will be serving as commander of the Area 3 Detective Division.
Boehmer boasts 28 years on the force, most of which was spent on the North Side. She spent nearly three years as commander in the Foster (20th) District, just north of the 19th and 23rd districts.
Because of the proximity, she feels familiar with the 23rd District's strengths and weaknesses. She says her top concern is safety, even though the district boasts a relatively low crime rate compared with many other districts.
She is also spending time working with community groups, including members of the area's large gay and lesbian population. Hate crimes are on her watchlist.
"We want to make sure all people in the district are treated fairly," Boehmer said. "I'm confident we can make some really positive changes here."
The 23rd District office is at 3600 N. Halsted. Reach the 23rd District at 312-744-8320 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.