Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Public Safety "Conversation" This Thursday for 46th Ward Residents

Given the recent uptick in violence, Ald. Clay (46th) will hold a "community conversation" about crime on Thursday at the Winthrop Family Historical Garden, 4630 North Winthrop. From her latest newsletter:

"The two incidents* that occurred last weekend involving stabbings were extremely frightening to our community. Although they both involve victims being stabbed, they are unrelated to each other. We continue to work with our local 19th and 20th Police District officers to have a presence in both of these areas and work with community residents to gather as much information as possible. 

We are a Ward with a vibrant community that prides itself on being a safe home for all.  Our office remains committed to finding solutions and amplifying current intervention resources while focusing on interrupting the cycle of violence and addressing its issues deeply rooted in inequity. This includes the need for increased access to mental health services, education, and affordable housing all across this great City of Chicago.

Our office is hosting a community conversation about safety on Thursday, July 27th at Winthrop Community Garden (4630 N Winthrop Ave) at 6:30 pm. We are excited to get a diverse set of stakeholders together to address some of the root causes of crime and violence in our City, and how we can use our resources to continue making sure every neighbor in our Ward is safe."

*The two "incidents" are the first two murders to occur in Uptown in 2023.


  1. I'm thankful that like the mayor our new alderman can speak in meaningless cliches.

    That being while homicides aren't new to Uptown two close together stabbings that result in death are.

    Mostly it's gang shootings.

  2. There was also a shooting just outside the Wilson Red Line station on Tuesday July 25 at about 5 PM. I was only about 50 yards from the station entrance when I heard the six loud gunshots. One man was shot in the leg. Everyone was running.