A reader sends in the following memo and information:
"Attached is a memo (click to enlarge) given to residents of Miriam Apartments, the SRO at 4707 (address corrected) N. Malden that has long been a poorly managed (Mercy Housing Lakefront) building at the corner of Malden and Leland. The memo was given to me by a woman who lives at Miriam Apartments and she has long complained about the illegal activity of "about 10 women" who continually stand on the corner prostituting and conducting drug activity. We should remember that there are many ladies living there who need these services and are good neighbors, but who are as frustrated as their neighbors around them about the "bad apples" who are involved in illegal behavior and who make it a frustrating living experience for everyone else living in and around Miriam Apartments. Many who live there are intimidated by the women involved in the illegal activity, and know that management is not serious about any of the illegal activity, unless it might affect their funding.
The person who gave this to me said that everyone basically threw the memo away and laughed it off, knowing that the alderman's office protects them. It is notable that the memo avoids any statement that illegal behavior will not be tolerated at Miriam Apartments, but instead encourages them to just walk down the street or go to the park, where one assumes they can solicit their wares there instead."