Sunday, March 15, 2015

YUCK OF THE IRISH: Wrigleyville Binge Spawns 17 Arrests

Don't be shy, ladies. He could be yours!  (Image: the1stmikec)
Some 19th district residents experienced lengthy waits for police service Saturday as the bulk of the neighborhood's officers were dedicated to the annual bar crawl sh!tshow in Wrigleyville.

The police department sent no reinforcements to back up our grossly-understaffed district, which has lost nearly 27% of its manpower in recent years.

The district's officers were all kept overtime and even the top-ranking cops spent 12+ hours responding to calls.

Based on police radio traffic and conversations with sources, CWB estimates that 17 persons have been arrested in the Wrigleyville mayhem as of 3AM Sunday: One for battering a police officer, one for aggravated assault with a knife, four for mob action, and the balance for simple battery.

One person is known to have been mugged. That happened in the heart on Boystown at Halsted and Roscoe during the height of the Saturday night rush.

Yay! You're the first arrestee of the day! (IMAGE: the1stmikec)
More than 40 ambulance requests resulted in at least 20 persons being transported to area hospitals.

Here are some "highlights":

11:03AM — Britney calls police because the bouncer at Red Ivy, 3525 Clark, thinks her ID is fake and he won’t give it back. Police run the ID, confirm that it’s legit, and Britney gets it back. Yay, Britney!

11:12AM — Sergeant reports “every bar seems to be packed.”

12:08PM — CONGRATULATIONS! We have our first arrest of the day! A man is taken into custody outside of Slugger’s bar for allegedly battering a police officer. Way to go, champ! Case HY184122.

12:31PM — Joe says a white party bus just hit-n-runned his Volkswagen at School and Racine.

12:59PM — Police commander informs morning shift officers that they will be held past their quittin’ time to deal with Clark Street.

1:36PM — A motorist reports that “thousand and thousands of people are at Clark and Cornelia.” The commander agrees. “There are…We’re doing the best we can.”

Yet another A-lister is prepared for their exclusive, $750
ambulance ride to Illinois Masonic. (About $1,000 per mile.)
1:47PM — RING THE BELL! We have our first knock-out of the day. An ambulance is summoned for “a guy so drunk he can’t stand up” at 3525 Clark.

1:49PM — Another prize is awarded as police issue the day’s first ticket for drinking on the public way. Rahm’s budget office thanks you, sir.

2:38PM — Down in Lincoln Park, a citizen reports “people jumping from a rooftop” in the 2600 block of Wilton.

2:47PM — Our second arrest. Charges not yet known.

3:12PM — Concerned motorist reports a 20-year-old white guy “wearing a green vest with blood all over his face” walking near Irving and Lake Shore Drive.

The city did not erect barricades along Clark Street, so revelers poured into the traffic lanes.
3:13PM — Report of a man threatening passers-by with a knife outside the Wrigleyville McDonald’s. Cops find no one.

3:13PM — Order issued: Keep all cars moving on Clark Street or else the revelers will take over the traffic lanes.

3:21PM — Cabbie says a woman vomited in his car and now she’s trying to get away without paying. Sheridan and Oakdale.

3:36PM — Battery in progress at John Barleycorn. Ambulance arrives, but the victim refuses treatment and refuses to file a police report.

3:38PM — Another arrest near Al’s Italian Beef.

3:43PM — Man hit by a car. Clark and Newport. Victim transported to Illinois Masonic. (At least they kept the traffic moving!)

3:59PM — Two men fighting a woman in the alley. Four “victims” are eventually identified. One arrest.

4:07PM — “An intoxicated woman banging her head on the concrete” 3300 Clark.

4:19PM — Two men fighting in front of the Country Store, 3460 Clark.

4:19PM — “20 men” fighting inside the Wrigleyville McDonald’s.

4:27PM — “Let that traffic through! Let that traffic through!”

4:28PM — Need an ambulance at the McDonald’s for a man with a head injury.

4:31PM — A tall white male wearing one shoe is screaming at a woman in the 3500 block of Janssen.

4:33PM — Officers need more units at McDonalds!

4:35PM — Keep sending cars to McDonalds.

4:39PM — A tall white male with red hair and one shoe is running westbound on Grace. He’s been badly beaten. Officers find the man on Ashland and learn that he had been jumped and beaten by four men at Addison and Clark minutes earlier. He describes the offenders as four black men. One wore a black North Face jacket and another wore a red True Religion shirt. He declines police and fire services. The cops give him a ride home any way.

Most importantly, though, enjoy your time in Wrigleyville!!!
4:47PM — Ruh-roh! The vice unit is prowling Wrigleyville. Their first citation goes to Nisei Lounge, 3439 Sheffield. Rahm’s budget office thanks you guys, too.

5:05PM — 19th district commander stumbles upon a fist fight in the alley behind Clark and Addison. No arrests.

5:11PM — The vice guys zing Clark Street Beach, 3419 Clark. Rahm’s budget office blah blah blah.

5:14PM — Another arrest. 3545 Clark.

5:15PM — OK. You vice guys are just getting greedy now. Citation issued to Beer on Clark, 3415 Clark.

5:26PM — A Wrigleyville woman asks her neighbors to turn down their party music. They threaten her and claim to have a gun.

5:29PM — Man in the 3900 block of Janssen is calling 911 on behalf of his roommate who got beat up. Victim tells officers that he was just moseying along past the Wrigleyville McDonalds about 20 minutes ago when a group of people “cold-cocked” him. Ambulance requested. Battery report filed.

5:37PM — Person down at Dunkin Donuts. Clark & Belmont. EMS on the way.

5:40PM — Commander wants officers assigned to Clark and Sheffield. “A couple of people almost got hit by cars while I’ve been here.”

5:44PM — People are throwing valuable beer from the second floor of 3118 Sheffield.

5:44PM — People are “wrestling in the street” around 3100 block of Kenmore.

5:51PM — Oh, come on. Now you’re just being annoying. Vice unit citation issued to Country Club, 3462 Clark

6:08PM — Man down. Send EMS. 3454 Sheffield.

6:20PM — Three white guys are fighting in the Wrigleyville McDonald’s.

6:20PM — Man gets arrested for threatening people with a knife at Clark and Eddy.

6:36PM — Remember the one-shoed kid who got beat up earlier? He’s at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He wants a police report now.

6:39PM — Remember the guys who were wrestling in the middle of Kenmore? Well, now they’re throwing snowballs at the people who called 911 on ‘em.

Thanks to @gwoman9810
7:12PM — "Can I get an ambulance? I got a white male bleeding from his eyes." 3545 Clark.

7:59PM — Police response times are getting very long. To save resources, 911 operators just called back a battery victim and asked her to walk to the station to file a report. She agreed.

8:12PM — Man’s been “beat up and knocked out” at Clark and School.

8:16PM —Cab driver calls police  because his passenger just “vomited and ruined the payment machine.” Fullerton and LSD.

8:20PM — Man lying unconscious on the sidewalk at 3828 Wilton. Passers-by are taking selfies with him.

8:38PM — Joseph got separated from his female friend at the bars. He just called her and she’s with someone else. He’s worried and wants the police.

8:50PM — The alderman’s much-touted “zero tolerance” policy on public drinking nets a second ticket for drinking on the public way. 3518 Clark.

9:00PM — “An unknown white male wearing a green tuxedo shirt and a green top hat is on her back porch and it’s supposed to be a secured area!” 1400 block of Roscoe.

9:36PM — EMS going to Roscoe and Halsted for the 27-year-old woman who “keeps passing out.” She says she has not been drinking.

9:41PM — A “very drunk man” threatening the street musician at Broadway and Diversey. “He’s picking up the instruments and throwing them” at the victim.

9:44PM — Couple having sex on the wood chips at the back of a playlot. 918 Fletcher. “It’s unknown if it’s consensual.”

9:46PM — Man throwing money at passers-by. 947 Cornelia.

9:52PM — District commander wanders into a dandy little fight outside of Red Ivy. 3525 Clark.

10:25PM — Officers requesting an ambulance for the intoxicated man at Newport and Sheffield.

10:27PM — Officers requesting an ambulance for the intoxicated man at 3560 Clark.

10:38PM — Officers have one "down for the count" at School and Wilton. Ambulance rolling.

10:45PM — A 28-year-old man "throwing up violently" inside Roadhouse 66. Friends "think something is in his drink." Officers speculate that the substance may be "alcohol."

10:53PM — Now they're tearing up the hospitals. Illinois Masonic needs police to help with the man who is "throwing things around the E/R."

10:53PM — The Uber driver just threatened Sarah with a baseball bat, she says. Barry and Lakewood.

11:02PM — Another arrest for battery. 3519 Clark.

11:33PM — The caller says that the man who's wanted for stabbing his roommate earlier has been seen "in the area." It is noted that the caller is "with a rabbi."

11:38PM — Man reports that he has been mugged outside of Progress Bar at Roscoe and Halsted. Two offenders jumped him and took his iPhone and wallet, then ran eastbound on Roscoe, he says. The offenders are described as two black men in their early- to mid-20's, about 5'9" tall, slim, with short hair.

11:45PM — Two men are fighting over a woman in the iHop parking lot, Grace and Halsted. Battery report taken.

11:49PM — "A bunch of people are in a minivan with the doors open smoking' weed."

Sunday

12:27AM — They need an ambulance at McDonald's. A battery offender is bleeding from the mouth. He's handcuffed for his trip to Illinois Masonic.

12:37AM — Two women down on the street at Roscoe and Halsted. One is taken to Masonic via ambulance. The other is "scooped up by her friends," according to police.

12:43AM — And now, there's a woman tearing up the emergency room at Illinois Masonic. She gets arrested. Case HY184984.

12:52AM — Jennifer says she and her boyfriend were walking along when a group of guys started beating him up at Halsted and Waveland. No cars are available to take the call for nearly 20 minutes and Jennifer's long gone when cops arrive.

12:58AM — All of these drunks and the city has only managed to catch its third person for drinking on the public way. Ticket issued at Newport and Sheffield.

12:59AM — Among the calls waiting for police officers to become available: A battery case, a domestic battery call, a battery in progress call, and an assault in progress.

1:25AM — Another fight at Sluggers.

1:32AM — Police witness a battery at 3500 Clark. One woman arrested.

1:37AM — In the 3800 block of Wilton, partiers are jumping off of a roof and landing on the roof of a concerned neighbor.

1:49AM — Guess what’s happening at Sluggers? Yep! That’s right.

2:05AM — Huge brawl at Newport and Clark. Three men and one woman are arrested for mob action. Case HY185040.

2:21AM — Most predictable call of the day: "At the Weiners Circle, they got a big fight. Bunch of male whites in green shirts."

2:23AM — Commander: “Tell Cubby Bear and Sluggers to start wrapping it up!”

2:24AM — Huge fight in the street outside of Wrigleyville’s Taco Bell. All participants are sent on their way after police run their IDs.

2:50AM — At Trader Todd’s, a man says he was tackled by security and now he can’t walk. Belmont & Sheffield.

2:51AM — Man “out cold” at Addison and Racine. He’s whisked to Masonic.

2:51AM — Another equally-large fight erupting outside of Taco Bell. One victim, believed to have a broken nose, is taken to Masonic.

3:10AM — Hey! This lady in the 500 block of Surf called about 9 hours ago to report that her apartment’s been burglarized. Can you head over there and take a report?

3:23AM — Over on Southport, Dennis reports that his roommate beat him up in his sleep. The roommate is no longer on-scene.

4:29AM - Unresponsive female at Trace bar, 3714 Clark.

5:05AM — Man beaten badly, lying in the middle of the street outside of Smart Bar, 3730 Clark. EMS transports the man to Illinois Masonic, where he refuses to file a police report.

11:16AM — Walgreens, 714 Diversey, reports a person passed out in their bathroom. Officer arrives and reports, "You're not going to believe this, but this is a leftover from yesterday's festivities." Ambulance transports the individual to Masonic.

12:45PM — Illinois Masonic calls police. A patient just arrived in the E/R after getting beat up on Clark Street last night between 6PM and 7PM. The victim wants a report.
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97 comments:

  1. Thank goodness the Police and Alderperson had a plan to curb violence. (Drinking, fighting and robberies) About the "no cars available" - No report = No crime. LOL

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    1. are you beign sracastic

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  2. As far as drinking on a public way they could have issued 25 or more tickets on Clark Street from Diversey to Belmont. I stood on the sidewalk and observed this around 3 in the afternoon, Not one police car was in sight on Clark street. I am so at ease that Tunny sent out a news letter that said that all will be well with tighter enforcement, more private security and dozens more police officers to handle this.

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    1. Tunneys is a fool. He has never had a plan for anything, does not have a plan for today, and will not have a plan for tomorrow and beyond. Don't expect much out of him - he was reelected and I imagine he'll sit back and go into slacker mode now .... of course every now and then he might yell at a constituent, or "look into" an issue, or even generate energy to say he's "working closely" with so and so, blah blah blah blah.

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  3. This is the environment that the residents voted for. Enjoy!

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  4. I stopped going out on St. Patrick's Day, Pride, Market Days and New Year's Eve. Kids and amateurs. Better to host a small gathering at home with decent food, cocktails, music and smokes.

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    1. This crowd seemed especially young this year, like they ALL just got their license to drink. I don't think I passed one that looked over 22 or acted over 14.

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    2. Amen to that.

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  5. 9:46PM — Man throwing money at passers-by. 947 Cornelia.

    THAT deserved a call to the cops?

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    1. Coins, not bills.

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    2. Have you ever been hit in the eye with a coin? Not pleasant. Although i agree,i wouldnt have called the cops,i would of picked the coin up & thrown it back at the person who threw it

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    3. If he was pegging people with change maybe

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    4. I'm sure that would have deescalated the incident. After those faultless problem-solving skills, the police would certainly not be needed. Good thinking!.

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  6. Now remember, from an experienced Chicago copper. At least half of the people involved in these incidents will blame the police for their situations and some will formally complain and file a law suit. How would you like a job where you put your freedom and your family's house on the line every time you do your job. It's not just the safety of the street it's the liability stress of every decision. So when I'm enjoying a cup of coffee at the local coffee house don't show too much destain for me.

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    1. Great response

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    2. I would love to buy you that coffee, Officer! Thank you for what you do!

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    3. Thank you for your service!

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    4. I think you meant "disdain" not "destain". In any case thank you for your service!

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    5. I agree with you officer and we've heard about these concerns and fears many times before but when does your city and department put it's foot down and draw the line? The cops in my (very large) hometown were quite understanding and reasonable but had a presence and made it clear there was a fine line. I overheard one yell once "Our lawyer is bigger and badder than yours! Want me to add your broken tail light to the list?". Now, when you see a guy jump out of the driver's seat of his car with a 1/2 empty 1.75 liter (yup) bottle.of vodka and take a chug out of it and the passing cop yells "You're lucky I've got another call!", I think we have problems here....and a bit too much freedom and too many civil rights.

      I wouldn't want your job around there for $200K year but it's rather obvious these bars and other establisments give a few eye winks to keep da man outta their way. How can there be incidences both inside and on the street outside one place nightly but nothing EVER happens at the place directly across the street or inside their joint EVER (unless you saw it with your own two eyes)?

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    6. I love to see the coppers in the Starbucks in Roscoe village. Haven't had the chance to buy them coffee yet as they have always been sitting with coffee already in hand, but my son found a CPD cap next to one of your cruisers and I had him return to you guys. He was very pleased with himself!

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    7. As you sound like a cop...and not an "officer". The difference, the latter is focused on law enforcement as a profitable business +-- jacking the masses for any financial exploitation. As you speak like a cop..(one's whose primary interest is in protecting the public---I salute you. DJS -- (The Auxiliary).

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  7. I guess every City has a bad neighborhood with illiterate people living there but
    Chicago is a wonderful , exciting town.

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  8. That's what happens when you move St, Patrick's day from its original date (which, this year, is on a weekday) to a Saturday night so bars and restaurants can jack up their prices more than usual.

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    1. nobody moved St Patricks day...it is always on the 17th..and the parade is always on a saturday and that's when the party is. it's ALWAYS been like this. bars do not at all change prices on St Pattys day...what you wrote makes no sense and is flat out incorrect.

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    2. The parade used to be on actual St Pat's day.

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    3. No - the parade used to be on the day - you are incorrect - the whole thing used to be on St. Patrick's Day - at some point it was changed for the bars.

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    4. Actually you are incorrect the parade was always held on the 17th up until about 20 years ago and they moved it to the Saturday before.

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    5. The Chicago parade used to be ON St Patrick's Day.......

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    6. Bars celebrate the weekend before St. Patrick's Day because they know more people will party on a weekend than on a weekday. It is simply a matter of economics. No one is telling them they have to do it this way.

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  9. Vote Wrigleyville dry one precinct at a time. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dry-ward-118258029.html

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    1. i'm in the 34th. I'd sign it.

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    2. Sounds like you hate fun

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    3. Wrigleyville DRY?! Never gonna happen. Ever

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    4. A dry ward? Are you fucking high? Move to Utah.

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    5. Yes, let's close all of the local bars and restaurants so that blight can take over and exacerbate the criminal element tenfold. Great idea.

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    6. How about just the 38th precinct. It is about 4 square blocks, has about 750 registered voters and over half the mega-bars on Clark street. IMO it is the mega-bars that have spurted up in the past 5 years that have been at the source of a great number of Wrigleyville’s recent problems. They have displaced most of the restaurants and smaller bars and creating the promised land for douchebros. The dbros are drawn from far and wide to the mega-bars, kinda likes flies to shit. Wrigleyville will live on, there still will be plenty of watering holes in the other 51 precincts.

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  10. i'm a metra conductor....was surprised (dont know why) at the amount of drunk teenagers on our inbound 825 am train....825! in the fookin am! drunk when they got on. where are these kids parents? dont even get me started on the 225 train on the way home....this is 225 in the afternoon...at least 12 kids puking on the platform, the train, and any available garbage can. had one obviously crap faced kid try and get the high school discount (1/2 price) as he was slurring something about "i getsh a shdishcount high shcshool!)...yeah, no ya dont

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    1. In the NY Metro area, LIRR, MN, and NJT banned alcoholic consumption.

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    2. The Metra banned alcohol consumption for St. Patrick's Day as well. It's clear from the post that these passengers were drunk when they arrived.

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    3. Um, these kids were drunk before they got on the train...

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    4. Why were they allowed on the Metra? Anything for a buck!

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    5. I feel for ya' brother. You're expected to be a "customer service" person and be kind, gracious, polite while your "customers" are flat-out a-holes. More garbage than I would have the patience to deal with, that's for sure.

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  11. Where is the planning??

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    1. Well, it certainly wasn't in Rahm's or Tunney's offices, that's for damn sure.

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  12. Wow. This is just too crazy but Im not surprised. Im glad I left Cubby Bear at midnight. Good times!

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  13. I'd be for spending tax dollars to send out the horses and baton wielding riot police....they do it when people hold political protests (and usually cause no damage) why not for this?

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  14. You think this is bad? Attend the Bud Billiken "back to school" sh!tshow at Washington Park after their cutesy little parade and get back to me. It is an unprecedented display of everything that is wrong with this country and the city continues to look the other way. Calling it an epic display of failure is a huge understatement.

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  15. The kid throwing up obviously got the memo to keep his phone in his pocket while in Wrigleyville- along with his hands. He missed the memo about not standing in his own vomit. What an idiot. He needs to learn to project!

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  16. I look forward to this post every years.

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    1. I look forward to this one, the one on Monday after pride parade Sunday, the one on Monday after Market Days Weekend, and, not surprisingly, really any given Monday in the summer.

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    2. Monday, June 29, 2015's report should be a real shit-storm of unparalleled epic proportions. AND, neither the mayor nor the alderdingaling will make any plans to combat or even ward off thuggery, muggery, and drunken idiot straight girls invading "Boys"town. Damn, this used to be a fun mostly MALE neighborhood. Now look at what we have to endure during "special events."

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    3. Speaking as a gay man, your thinly veiled disdain for straight people is duly noted. Boystown hasn't been a gay ghetto since the 1990s...it's time to move on.

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    4. Wrong on two counts: My disdain is not for straight people, it's for idiot drunk fat white girls who come into BOYStown and make spectacles of themselves, all the while pissing and moaning that no boys here are even remotely interested in them. Second, Boystown remains a "gay ghetto," at least in the historical sense of the term. Do some research and look at the demographics and socioeconomic status of census filers, registered voters, etc. And if that fails, come over to Halsted Street and turn on Grindr, Growlr, Scruff, Recon, Manhunt, etc., at midnight on any Saturday night. No wait, don't do that ... someone might thug you and your phone. Happens daily over here.

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    5. I've been hanging out and/or living in this neighborhood since 1997. I don't need to do any "research" or download the standard hookup apps to know that there are still gay men in Boystown. My point was that the neighborhood has not been exclusively gay for well over a decade now. Not sure why your focus is on women when they are the least of this neighborhood's issues.

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  17. That was really entertaining to read. Way to stay classy Chicago ... I remember my first beer. God Bless the CPD though - those men and women dont get enough credit.

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    1. I'll guarantee that a majority of the "revelers" are from the suburbs.

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    2. Entertaining indeed, and thank goodness for CPD for cleaning up what they could. I'd say to stay away from McDonalds! Get that hotel up ASAP.

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    3. That hotel - if it is actualy built - will only compound a hundredfold the problems in that area.
      Thank Ghawd that idiotic Out Hotel idea crashed and burned over on Halsted.
      Imagine if that hideous structure had gone up, and the problems it would have attracted.

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  18. Kind of confused how these can all be from this year. How could the Vice unit have issued a citation on Rebel Bar and Grill when that isn't a bar anymore? Isn't it now Country Club?

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    1. I made the correction. It is now Country Club. The address still pops as Rebel (and their Facebook page still says Rebel, too). That is confusing. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebel-Bar-Grill/122798447795383

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  19. Another crappy job by the commander and his "command" staff. Poor planning, again.

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    1. Oh PLEASE. You're just *perceiving* it was crappy and poor. Just like we *perceive* all of that useless data that is recited in the first 20 minutes of every CAPS meeting. (Sorry, Elias, I like you personally but I gotta call it like it is.)

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  20. why not bring in extra officers from other areas for st patties day weekend and start ticketing people for public drunkeness for that holliday at least? that would f up everyones night but i gaurantee after a year of that crap people would quit acting like idiots. i understand drinking a little but getting so drunk you can't stand up by 1pm? what the hell is wrong with you?

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    1. From where do you suggest these officers come? Every district in the city is short staffed, it's just a matter of how much. Why do you think $100mil was spent on overtime for the violence reduction initiative by CPD last year? The parade in the Loop had already sucked up any available personnel. Any blame for too few officers belongs to Tiny Dancer and McTool. We do what we can with what we have.

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    2. From where do you suggest these officers come?

      They found outside officers last year. Maybe some barricades to keep people out of the streets? Private security on the street like TBOX and Market Days bring? There. That took 45 seconds.

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    3. In real cities they would charge the bars a fee to hire back 'X' number of police officers on their days off. Like Taste, Bluesfest, etc, the Tactical teams on their days off would be hired back to work at time and a half. As it ws, 1 Tactical team and the Entertainment Team were on their days off and could have been hired back.

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    4. Last year was last year and hiring hasn't kept up with retirements, so we are down at least 300 more officers.

      TBOX and MD have sponsors whose feet are held to the fire to provide the extra/private security. This shitshow has no sponsor, it's just a bunch of white youths testing the limits of their alcohol consumption. I wondered where the barricades were, too, but that's a decision way above my patrolman's pay grade.

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    5. The after party for the South Side Irish Parade on Sunday got 2 officers from every district (44 total) plus a couple of Gang Teams (probably another 20 or so people). Why not Wrigleyville?

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    6. Bring in cops from the burbs and have them bring their transport busses. Start arresting these violent jokers and ticket them to death. The tickets will easily pay for the extra man power.

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    7. Love this idea. All the d1ckheads are from Schaumburg or nearby anyway... make the 630 cops come and help out for a night or two. Why should we all get their issues 10-fold?!

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  21. If the cops can't handle this.. how the hell are they going to handle a cubs world series atmosphere?

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    1. I don't think you need to worry too much about that.

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  22. Let's be sure to legalize that powdered alcohol... yeah great idea...

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  23. The Christmas bar crawl would be this bad if the weather was just a little warmer.

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  24. Man, what is in those shamrock shakes?

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    1. I am nominating this "Quote of the Page"! Seriously it was going down at Micky Ds

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  25. I heard the owner of AL's BEEF has a huge crank

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  26. Has anyone told you how brilliant this was:

    Friends "think something is in his drink." Officers speculate that the substance may be "alcohol."

    Well done, CWB. And well done, officers.

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  27. I saw the PARTY BUS at 12:30pm and Joe is full shit!!! The party bus was then turning and Joe tried to go around the bus in the opposite lane in on-coming traffic and the bus clipped him. Joe the followed the bus and then took-off

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  28. People were already in bars drinking when I walked to my gym on Sheffield at 9:00 a.m. On the way home an hour later, there were roughly 200 people milling around on Clark and the distinct scent of pot was in the air. I don't care if people go out and get hammered (this is Wrigleyville after all) but they need to learn to hold their alcohol and control their irrational rage. The police should not have to do it for them.

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  29. Idiots one, idiots all, let's all give our idiot call; go Irish!

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  30. Let’s face it, he got re-elected. This means that he will hide for a few days and pretend that nothing happened (after all, it was not newsworthy). Unfortunately nothing will change until the child of someone important attends one of these nightmares and ends up as one of the battery victims. Thanks to all the men and women of 019 who had to deal with this nonsense.
    Can’t wait for Pride. (heavy sarcasm) Taking bets now on how many police vehicles will be wrecked this year.

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  31. Stay classy, chi-town. I didn't know that there were so many victims of marketing (green shirt fashinistas) and succumbing to a warped perspective of tradition.

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  32. CWB! You are golden! Whole bunch of radio stations quoting this article. Uncredited, of course!

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  33. Just heard Steve Dahl read every single entry from this post (It took him from 2:05 to 2:40 on WLS). He never gave you attribution!

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    1. He's a lonely man in a dead industry. When someone walks into his studio, his listenership doubles. Give him some peace.

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    2. In Dahl's defense, he is not the only one reading this list and "not" giving credit. If they can't create something on their own, they steal it.

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  34. Yes undermanned and a shit show. Too many people to make everyone happy, we (police) did our best with what we were given.

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  35. I finally understand the "zero tolerance" policy on drinking in the public way - lotsa tolerance, and we're gonna do zero about it. I just misunderstood all these years.

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  36. South siders always acting like...oh wait.

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    1. Nice!! For real 20 people fighting at Mcdonalds, multiple fights at Mcdonalds, taco Bell, sluggers, ect, but they make a big deal about the Southside Irish Parade.

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  37. Re-elect Rahm, who needs cops and schools!! We can have more red light cams and speed cams!! Re-elect Rahm!!

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  38. This is why upwardly mobile glbt don't care to visit Boystown anymore. RIP Boystown you haven't been fun for about 10 years.

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  39. Losers, one and all.

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  40. There is no accountability here. I have worked in the area for 3 years and have personally witnessed the shit shows that are T-box, Cubs playoffs, and St. Patty's. The cops look the other way for these entitled white assholes that trash the neighborhood. There is a huge opportunity to recoup money spent on increased police presence, but there are not enough tickets/arrests made. This is a huge money making opportunity for the city that isn't being taken advantage of. If there were thousands of black folks partying in the streets and acting like assholes, guaranteed the police would take more interest in arresting and giving tickets. These kids don't deserve a break, they need to be reminded that they are in the city of Chicago and we don't put up with their suburban/"from Detroit" bullshit.

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