Monday, September 16, 2013

Loitering On Howard @ The Corner Food Store

Google Maps still doesn't recognize the Chicago side of Howard. Try typing in Howard and Hoyne or 2125 W Howard Chicago Il. You get some surprising results. And lately loitering has taken hold at the above address. Previously the loitering was occurring at Howard Food @ the mini mall by Howard and Hoyne. Evanston neighbors (Brummel Street Neighbors) collaborated with the Chicago Department of Business Affairs to help end that dangerous practice.

The crowd doesn't appear hostile. But they are targets to those with different gang affiliations. Loitering was observed at approximately 9:30 pm this evening. Somewhere between ten and fifteen youth were hanging outside. This has been happening for the past few weeks. How long before we hear about shots fired or someone gets shot? Just a matter of time? Hopefully not, but these things are pretty predictable.

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