Alderman Tom Tunney responds to recent violence in Boystown

Tue. July 5, 2011 2:59 PM

New details on CAPS meeting planned for Wednesday, July 6

Chicago, IL - 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has issued the following statement concerning the recent violence in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, including the violent mob attack and stabbing on Sunday.

"I am extremely concerned about the recent attacks that have taken place in our neighborhood.  Please know that safety in the 44th Ward is my top concern and Halsted is one of the priority streets for late night attention.  Police are working to put more foot, bicycle and tactical officers on the beat.  The Northalsted Business Alliance also works with our police on providing additional security on weekends.

"We also rely on our constituents to help us be vigilant:  make sure to call 911 each and every time you see suspicious or illegal activity.  If you can, make a written complaint with officers to help them make arrests and convictions that stick.

"The monthly Beat 2331 and 2324 CAPS meeting is on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00pm in the auditorium at Inter-American Elementary School (851 W. Waveland Ave). I will be attending with Commander Kathleen Boehmer to discuss proactive ways we can work together with Police to combat crime.  It is imperative that Halsted be a safe place for all to visit, live and work and I am committed to that goal."

Signed, Alderman Tom Tunney 44th Ward