a gang tagger who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage by spray painting the entire side of the building at Kenmore and Irving Park.
We can't say that the photo to the left is the same alleged doofus's work, but we do know that it happened in the same area and appeared the same night he was caught in the act by the police and arrested. Same boring and destructive gang scribbling, too.
"The Court Advocates will be meeting at the Skokie Courthouse (5600 Old Orchard Road). Please meet in front of Courtroom #107 between 9:15 and 9:30, or just go in and look for the court advocates if you arrive later than that. You don't have to testify or do much of anything except sit in the spectator seats. Your silent presence demonstrates community concern and the judge will be made aware that this crime has drawn special attention. Depending on when the case is called, it could be a quick morning, but you'll definitely be out before noon.
There's free parking, and the courthouse is just off the Edens Expy. If you go, you'll have to go through a metal detector. Don't bring a camera (they're not allowed) or food or drink. You'll have to turn off your phone in court. Thank you for doing this! With all the history of gang graffiti up and down Kenmore in the past couple years, we hope for a few neighbors to show up to help bolster the case."