Sep 12

Have You Taken This Survey for the 13th District Station?

Since February, a 5 person group of volunteers has been working with the 1st Ward office  to ensure that what goes into the space where the 13th District Police Station currently is,  will be what the community wants.  Alderman Moreno has already secured an $800,000 commitment from various entities to develop the site.

  • He previously fielded a survey and received 450 responses. Now, he have a new survey with modified and fresh questions.
  • Since he has a firm timeline for demolition of the building, he is asking that community members complete this 2nd survey (even if you filled out version 1) and pass it around so the results can be analyzed and your voice heard.

Oct 11

Blue Ribbon March to Save the 13th District Station – Sunday 11/6

Chicago Police 13th District Station

There will be a “Blue ribbon march” to save and support the 13th District Station next Sunday, November 6th.  The march will begin at 2:30 pm at the Wood St. Station (937 N. Wood).  The organizers ask that you bring navy blue ribbon and spread the word. They will be tying ribbons around the neighborhood as they march in support of the station.  There will be a follow-up march at City Hall on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 in the early afternoon.  Even if you cannot attend the march you can start tying navy blue ribbons in your area now to show your support for the station.

For more updates on the activities supporting the continued operation of the 13th district police station check out the Save the 13th District website or their  facebook page.


Oct 11

Reminder: Community Meeting & Rally Tuesday October 25th!

Tomorrow night at 6:300pm Chicago Police Superintendent McCarthy will be conducting a town hall meeting to discuss the Mayor’s proposed closing of our 13th District police station.  There will also be a rally in support of the police station before the meeting, at 5:30pm.

Both the rally and the meeting will take place at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave (Chicago & Oakley).

Oct 11

Rally Scheduled for the 13th Dist Station Monday – 5:30pm

A group of citizens who reside within the 13th police district have organized a rally tomorrow night at 5:30pm at the Wood Street police station to show support for the 13th district station to remain open in our neighborhood.  They ask that fellow residents in the 13th district join them.

You can also show your support for the 13th district by signing their petition  – the online version can be found here.


Oct 11

Make Your Voice Heard About the Closing of the 13th Police District

Nothing has been made official yet, but there is serious talk of closing the 13th Chicago Police District on Wood Street and merging us with a district north or south of us. This could not come at a worse time as we’ve seen an unusual increase in crime in our area this summer and into the fall. We are not the only neighborhood in the 13th District and all of us want to make sure our voices are heard.

This petition is available online for signatures – take a look and add your name if you’d like to prevent the closing of the 13h Chicago Police District.

There is a special Beat 1312 Emergency Stakeholders’ Meeting this Thursday at 5pm  St Helen’s (2347 W Augusta). The topic will be the crime and burglaries that are going on in the area, and the Commander of the 13th District will be there conducting the meeting along with our usual CAPS facilitator. This meeting has been canceled.

Beat 1312 runs from Rockwell to Damen, Chicago to Division.
CAPS MEETING REMINDER: Please be sure that you and all your neighbors attend the CAPS regular meeting on Tuesday October 11th, also at St. Helen’s School, at 7:00pm.  Make your voices heard!