Friday, September 16, 2011

Something Up At The Wilson El?

We're hearing that around 7:30 this morning, there were police, fire equipment and tv crews at the Wilson Red Line station.  Anyone know what's going on?

Update:  We're hearing the mayor is at Wilson and Broadway passing out flyers about the curfew law.


  1. I heard, from a very reliable source, that Rahm's coming to the hood this morning. I know not why however. (Maybe a big announcement aboout the Wilson stop rebuild?)

  2. I don't know about the curfew law, but from what I have heard, I like it and think it should be good for Uptown.

    If nothing else, it gives the police reason to approach groups of young people.

    The news has been reporting that Rahm's visit will include a formal announcement about the Curfew.

  3. I was walking east on Wilson to the El around 7:30 and the fire department was already there but police and fire chief came flying down Wilson, sirens blaring. When I got up on the platform, I saw firemen going in and out of the door between 7Eleven and Harold's.

  4. Didn't see anything unusual there at just about 8:15, though I entered quickly on the south side of the station and just barely caught the train.

  5. There was a small fire..I asked the police.

  6. I think there were a couple minor incidents in the area this morning. I know there were three cop cars in the street just south of Wilson on Sheridan.

    Then when I approached the Wilson El stop, I saw the crowd, cameras and commotion. It was Rahm and Cappleman speaking to the media. I would be relieved if they at some point addressed the recurring violence in Uptown. Should be able to catch them on the news later.

  7. Waitwaitwait ... an alderman from the 46th ward appeared before the media .. voluntarily?!

  8. From the Chicago Tribune:

    Chicago's new curfew law
    September 13, 2011

    Under Chicago's new rules, children younger than 12 must be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, unless accompanied by a guardian, with few exceptions. On Friday and Saturday, their curfew will be 9 p.m.

    For children ages 12 to 16, the curfew remains at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. on weekends. A third-strike violation within 12 months could cost parents up to $1,500 in fines and lead to a sentence of community service.

  9. Sentance the parents to parenting class!

    Make them show up at Truman College on Saturday mornings with their kids in tow for an 8 hour lecture on how to be a better parent.

    If you don't show, you lose your benefits/food stamps/housing subsidy.

  10. Someone asked 'what is the point of a curfew?'

    Well.....for one....keeping teens from temptation (let alone out from the line of fire) is a good thing.

  11. The curfew is a good thing no doubt.