Thursday, September 12, 2013

WORD FROM THE WISE: StreetWise Shows Its True Colors

A witness' statement that a man wanted for punching and robbing a woman outside of the Jewel-Osco on Broadway south of Addision may be a StreetWise vendor drew a thoughtful and encouraging response in the comments section.

CWB thinks that Mr. LoBianco's actions could serve as a model for other entities, both non-profit and for-profit, that operate in our neighborhood.  Thank you, Mr. LoBianco and StreetWise.
My name is Jim LoBianco. I am the Executive Director of StreetWise. The agency has all of our legitimate vendor's photos on file. We have not been contacted by the Chicago Police; however, after reading this post I called the 19th District and offered them access to our database as well as our full cooperation. I do know that the vendor assigned to that location is a male, white. Nonetheless, StreetWise has spent twenty years working with police and businesses to address issues and concerns and will do so in this case should the offender be affiliated with our agency. StreetWise has zero tolerance for crime. As a frequent visitor to Boystown I am concerned about the crime rate and will do what I can as the head of StreetWise and as a lifelong Chicagoan to help. My heart goes out to the victim and I hope she recovers fully and quickly. If anyone has questions they can contact me at StreetWise, 773-334-6600.