Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NOTES: Center Stays Active; Aldermen Pass, Then Don't Pass Plan For More Cops

It may be cold out side, but things are staying hot at the Center on Halsted (COH), 3656 N. Halsted.

Sunday, November 24, 6:41PM
Criminal trespass in progress is reported at the COH. A man named "Robert," described as male, black, wearing a red hoodie with a yellow and black jacket, is on the second floor, but he's banned from the building. The man flees northbound in an alley behind Halsted Street before police arrive.

Tuesday, November 26, 7:25PM
A woman inside the COH claims that she was just threatened by a man and his niece. The two offenders are still inside the building. Police file an assault report in case #HW547968. It does not appear than an arrest is made.

No Cops For You!
On a voice vote yesterday, the City's Budget Committee passed a plan to use $25 million to hire 500 more cops in 2014. The money would come from the Police Department's huge overtime allotment.

But, then, one of the aldermen mentioned that the committee had to have a roll call vote, putting each alderman down on record as having voted for or against. That being the case, the entire plan was tabled by an overwhelming 18-4. So, no more cops next year.