Saturday, October 13, 2012

Since Wednesday....

La Patisserie P is open as usual, doing a brisk business at 1050-1052 W Argyle.  Check out the bakery cases and the very reasonable prices if you've got a sweet tooth.  If you haven't been there, you really should give it a try.  It's another of Uptown's hidden gems.

The windows are boarded up where they were shattered, but it hasn't slowed them down.

Alderman Osterman posted a photo of a new security camera being installed at Kenmore and Argyle, and in his latest newsletter says:

"On Wednesday, there was a gang-related shooting at 4:30 p.m. on Argyle Street.  No one was injured in this shooting, which was related to several recent gang-related shootings in our area.

These incidents of criminal activity are unacceptable to me and every resident of our community. The Chicago Police Department has assigned additional gang and tactical teams to our community to patrol streets and suppress gang activity. The City also plans to hire 500 new police officers over the next year.  As the City Council begins our annual budget process, I am fighting  to ensure that 20th and 24th police districts have the staffing necessary to make our streets safe.

As we work together to make our streets safer, I am asking for your help in reporting ongoing criminal activity, problem areas and buildings. My office is developing a network of block watch representatives that will work with us and the police to identify problem individuals and buildings. We need more residents of Kenmore and Winthrop Avenue to help us strengthen the safety on those streets. This network will work closely with the police; the information we gather can help lead to criminal prosecutions and safer streets. If you are interested in helping us, please contact Jared Desecki at or 773-784-5277."

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