News from the 48th Ward: Public Safety Update
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May 29, 2015

Dear Neighbor,

Last night, at around 1:30 am, an individual was shot and killed on the 4800 block of Kenmore. Witnesses reported seeing a shiny black car that may have been associated with this incident. Chicago Police are investigating the death, and believe it to be gang related. The victim in this shooting had been a target in other gang-related shootings in Edgewater and Rogers Park.

I have spoken with the commanders of both the 20th and 24th Police Districts, along with the Gang Crimes Division and Mass Transit, to request additional security in our area to curb the possibility of retaliatory actions. The districts are working together to coordinate patrols to address this incident. 

I ask for your increased awareness regarding potential gang activity. If you see any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in your area, please call 911 to report it. You can also text information to the Police Department:

1) Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone.
2) Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the "TO" line.
3) In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information.
4) Hit "send" to send the text message

At 7 pm next Tuesday June 2 at the Broadway Armory, I will be hosting our annual Police Commanders Meeting to introduce Commander Cornelia Lott from the 20th District and Commander Roberto Nieves from the 24th District. We will be discussing current public safety issues and the initiatives we are taking to address them, along with discussing upcoming Safe Summer Nights programming throughout the ward.

If you have any questions, please contact Marko Zaric at or 773-784-5277.

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

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