|Looking for the alderman's office?|
It's under the scaffolding, just past
this Gangster Disciples tag.
Readers of CWB quickly learn that the area of Belmont and Sheffield is one of the best places to go if you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned mugging.
It’s a well-established beachhead for street criminals that city officials have essentially surrendered to bad elements—most notably, the Gangster Disciples (GD) street gang.
44th ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s office is located a few storefronts north of the infamous intersection—just south of this blue, six-pointed star that the GD's have conveniently placed on the sidewalk.
We’ve opened a graffiti removal ticket with the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
But, you know how that goes.
|This unsecured gangway is used as a hiding spot and|
get-away path for thugs operating near Belmont and Sheffield.
GangwayJust south of the alderman's office, next to the now-empty Leona's restaurant storefront, lies this unsecured gangway.
It doesn't look like much, but according to multiple robbery victims, you should do yourself a favor by not walking past it at night.
Phone snatchers and beat-down artists hide in this gangway waiting for the right victim to walk past. It also eases post-crime getaways as an easy cut-through from Sheffield to the Belmont Red Line station.