Looks like it's part of a advertising campaign for the Trib.
This ad is also at the Thorndale red line stop.
"it is placed at one of the most crime-ridden and downtrodden L stations...Wilson."...on the north side.Not to down play a thing. Its getting way out of hand around here and the gang and gun problem is significant. But take the red line south or the green/blue lines southwest and every stop is Wilson.
I was liking the "piece of art" until I saw the pathetic Chic Trib logo at the bottom....At least they're trying....
I love how the Trib fancies itself a "Guardian of the City," since they pretty much ignore any e-mails I ever send to them about what's going on in the neighborhood (judging by the lack of Uptown coverage overall, they ignore everyone else's as well). Plus, their half-a$$ed "reason" for endorsing Shiller in 2007 clearly showed their complete lack of interest in the 46th ward. To give credit where credit is due, I have enjoyed their "State of Corruption" series, and their coverage of postive loitering in the 46th, but it's still "too little too late" as far as I'm cocnerned.
Here is a link to a large image of the ad. Feel free to print and post it in the neighborhood...http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/print/2009/10b/chicago_tribune_shootings.jpg
It's right next to the new CPD sub-station,across from The Guardian Angel's Headquarters.
Nice that a Toronto based ad agency put these together- not a Chicago as agency- hell not even an American!