• A sergeant from the Bomb and Arson unit will be on-hand to discuss the current situation.
• A CWB reader is unconvinced by the publicly-released results of Alderman Tom Tunney's Pride Parade survey. The alderman's online survey asked 15 questions of respondents. Tunney released some results from respondents who said they live in the 44th ward on Friday. The reader, though, noticed something:
He published the results of 44th ward residents' surveys for some questions, but when it came down to the big question of "should the parade move downtown," he quoted the results of all respondents. The PDF he released only shows answers for all respondents, too. I strongly suspect that 44th ward residents want the parade moved and he quoted full-survey results of "55% say keep the parade in Lake View" to cover up that fact.According to the reader, the alderman's office is now planning to release additional results this Friday.
As we have stated previously, we would like to see the parade stay in Lake View, but there are very serious public safety issues that must be addressed by professionals....not by Survey Monkey.
• We have also received a little more information about a criminal sexual assault that made news this morning. A police alert out today says a woman was assaulted in the 2500 block of Lincoln late Saturday or early Sunday.
The incident apparently involves the woman whom we mentioned in our weekend update report.
According to information we have received, the victim who been out on the Lincoln Avenue bar strip earlier in the night and contacted police on the street in Wrigleyville. There has been some confusion regarding exactly where the incident took place because there are two bars with similar names in the different neighborhoods.
Sunday night, 19th district officers conducted an operation along the Lincoln Avenue strip. Two bars were cited for serving minors and a third received another liquor violation.