Friday, July 29, 2011

More About The Shootings, And Positive Loitering

An email blast from Ald. Cappleman regarding Wednesday night's shootings:
"Last night, just before midnight, two Uptown men were shot west of Truman College at 1255 West Wilson. Soon after, at approximately 12:30AM, another man from the south side of the city was shot near Uplift High School. The police believe these shootings are part of the same incident and believe they are gang-related. At this time, no one has been arrested.

The incident is still under investigation with Area 3 Detectives. Police presence has been increased in the area.

Positive loitering will occur tomorrow night, Friday, July 29, 2011, at 7:00 PM, at the corner of Wilson and Hazel. We will then walk west to Wilson and Magnolia. Please support our neighborhood by attending this event."


  1. Maybe you guys can march into SheridanPark Liquors and ask them why they let those people linger around outside? The panhandling is getting out of control around that stretch with vagrants. Uptown needs tighter control of alcohol sales that fuel the panhandling and crime.

  2. Maybe you can join in if you're concerned about it?
    Chances are, if you wait for others to do something that YOU feel is important and/or want done, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Take some responsibility and action!