Lakeview Residents Rally Against Crime

Fri. August 10, 2007 12:00 AM by Kevin Wayne

Chicago, IL - People in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood expressed concern and anger over recent violence in the north side neighborhood during a rally Thursday night.

The business community joined residents in demanding increased protection from police following a string of attacks in the area.

Chicago Police cited crime statistics that show an 18 percent drop last year and 10 percent so far this year.

Just hours before the rally on Thursday there was a robbery at the Universal Gear store located at Briar and Broadway in Lakeview. This incident involved a shooting when an off-duty police officer shot at a suspect who was fleeing the store. No injuries were reported.

Following the rally at the 23rd District Police Station at Addison and Halsted, residents marched through the area to show solidarity against crime.

Residents signed petitions calling for Chicago Police to increase foot patrols in the neighborhood which includes Boystown.

Lakeview resident and Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley stressed residents need to be more careful.

Related: View photos from rally in Lakeview

Photo: Mike Quigley speaking to CBS2 Chicago at the anti-crime rally outside the 23rd District Police Station in Lakeview.
Photo by: Frank Failing