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Gang-related Homicide in Uptown
A 24-year old male was killed in an apparent
related shooting on Sunday, June 17th at 3:30
The altercation occurred at the BP gas station
Park Rd. and Broadway.
car entered the gas station and was
group of males on foot. A verbal altercation
and a weapon was fired.
No one is in custody yet. The
offenders were described as Hispanic males in
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, August 7,
23rd District "National Night Out Against Crime"
"Diversity Against Violence"
Step off at 6 p.m. from McDonald's
Sheridan and Wilson
March ends at Clarendon Park, 4501 North
DATES: Community residents are
to attend court cases as Court Advocates.
have been made to attend the following
10 am, June 25, 26th St. and
Room 602. Kahleif Whitfield has been
aggravated assault for an incident in the 23rd
District as well as armed robbery in the 20th
10 a.m., July 30, 26th St. and
604. Martin Spencer has been charged with
aggravated battery with a handgun. Spencer
alleged to have been involved with a robbery
at the BP
gas station at Lawrence and
11 a.m., August 14, Daley Center, Room
Alexander Building located at the SW corner of
and Sheridan. This building has been in
Court as part of the City's Troubled Building
(TBI). This program serves as a mechanism to
slum landlords to be responsible for their
Some cosmetic improvements have occurred
outside of the building but only through
the community and the courts.
infomation on these cases, please contact the
District Community Policing Office at 312-744-
20th District at 312-742-8770.
|Newz in the 'Hood
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
Want to get away from hustle and bustle of the
city without leaving town? Head to the
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, located at
Montrose Ave. (4400 N.) at Lake Michigan,
which attracts thousands of migratory birds of
more than 300 species. The National
Audubon Society is currently focusing on bird
and wildlife and protection of open spaces
adjacent to Great Lakes wetlands. The City of
Chicago was recently honored for its
improvements to multiple bird sanctuaries.
Happy 95th Birthday to Studs Terkel!
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, oral historian
national treasure Studs Terkel, an Uptown
resident, celebrated his 95th birthday
month. Famous for talking to other people,
and letting people talk about themselves,
Studs is the author of Division Street:
Hard Times, and Working, and other oral
histories on World War II, race relations, and
the American dream. Happy birthday and best
wishes to you, Studs!
Joint Block Club Mixer:
June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm, Nick's on
W. Wilson. Join your neighbors from the
following block clubs of a celebration of the
Participating block clubs
-Dover Street Neighbors
-Clarendon Park Neighbors
-Magnolia-Malden Block Club
-Truman Sq. Neighbors
-Graceland Wilson Neighbors
$20 includes block club membership and 2
drinks. See you there!
Walking Club: Goudy School
June 19 is the final evening of the six-week
walking program co-sponsored by the 20th
District CAPS office and Galter Life Center.
Participants meet at the park and 6:30 p.m.at
the park, located at 5120 N. Winthrop. The
program begins with a brief presentation on a
health or safety topic followed by a warm-up,
then a walk. Volunteer who participate in the
walk note city services that need attention,
such as graffiti or potholes, then turn the
requests over to city officials. For more
information, contact Marty Cook at the 20th
District CAPS office at 312-742-0963.
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Letter from the President
Happy Summer! Whether it's baseball
barbecues, or the beach, your summer
calendar is probably already filling up with your
favorite warm-weather activities. Although UCC
traditionally spends much of its time and
energy on public safety and neighborhood
improvement, we have begun to participate
in some new events that allow us to meet
residents from different corners of the
neighborhood. What better time to do that
than in summer?
Here is just a sampling of
some of the fun and educational (and both!)
activities we've been involved in:
-- A free book exchange at Nick's
May 31, where participants could bring up to
15 books. About 500 of your book-loving
-- A free seminar on women and investing
June 6 at Bridgeview Bank. Attendees of all
ages learned more about the steps they
should take to build and protect their
-- And coming up on June 21 -- a joint
party at Nick's on Wilson, from 6 pm. to
$20 includes your annual block club
membership fee and two drinks. UCC is not a
sponsor of this event, but we encourage
everyone in the block clubs south of Lawrence
Ave. to attend!
Look for more outreach from UCC in the
months ahead as we seek to find new ways to
build a stronger, diverse and dedicated
I welcome your suggestions, and look forward
to seeing you in the neighborhood!
- Kathy Cook, UCC President