Regarding the crime issues in the Winthrop/Winona area:
"We're looking to have the meeting for Winthrop residents and owners next Wednesday the 19th at 5:00 p.m. here at the ward office. We will have representatives from Woodland (CHA), Stuart Miller (developer/owner of 5054 N Winthrop), and CAPS. If this is the meeting time, can we get representatives from the block/block club to attend? Please pass this on to anyone else on the block.
Thank you, Dana Fritz, 48th Ward Aldermanic Aide, Public Safety"
Regarding the Lakeview attacks:
"My office has received a number of calls from concerned constituents about the two most recent attacks that took place early this morning. We have had ongoing safety issues in the Belmont-Sheffield Area for years and have been working closely with the police to mitigate the problems and build solutions. It is my belief that we have the resources to handle the issues of loitering, prostitution, drug dealing and more recently robberies, however sufficient resources are not on the street during the midnight shift when these crimes are being committed.
[...] My office will continue to work with police, CAPS and residents. We are setting up additional Safety Seminars and CAPS meetings to address these issues and we have been on several late-night walks with police and residents - as recently as last Friday’s midnight walk. Information is also regularly updated on our website at www.44thWard.org and through our e-news blasts to the community.
I am committed to doing all I can to address these issues and am confident that working together with the community, businesses, police and CAPS we can improve safety in this area.
Sincerely, Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th Ward"
"LVCC [Lakeview Citizens Council] is sponsoring a personal safety forum with the Chicago Police Department, Alderman Tunney and Alderman Waguespack. Come to this forum to get tips on how to protect yourself and not be a victim of crime. Tuesday August 25, 2009, St. Luke's Auditorium, 1500 W. Belmont, 7-9 p.m."
Compare and Contrast with the response in the 46th Ward:
"That you play it over and over again and make a big thing about it as though there isn't a [police] response, or somehow that is representative of every evil there is, stuff happens. We have a very big city with a lot of activity going on,... and none of us exists on an island. We've had a very good response by the police, and I think we will continue to do so. It's just a small group of people trying to get me out of office." Ald. Helen Shiller, 46th Ward. (Chicago Tribune)