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Armed Robberies 018th and 019th Districts Community Alert

This alert gives notice to citizens in the 018 and 019th Districts of numerous recent robbery incidents, which occurred during the months of November and December. In each instance, individuals armed with semi-automatic firearms approach unsuspecting victims on the sidewalk and street and demand victims’ property. After victims relinquish their property, the subjects enter into a waiting vehicle driven by a co-offender and flee the scene. In several incidents, the victims’ vehicle was taken. In the two most recent incidents, two separate victims each sustained a gunshot to one of their legs. Incident times and locations:

  • 800 block of W. Wolfram St on November 17, 2021 at 9:20 pm
  • 3900 block of N. Janssen Ave on November 2021 at 10:05 pm
  • 2300 block of N. Lincoln Ave on November 27, 2021 at 5:35 pm
  • 1800 block of W. Wellington Ave on November 28, 2021 at 1:00 am
  • 1000 block of W. Barry Ave on December 1, 2021 at 8:15 pm
  • 1600 block of W. Cornelia Ave on December 1, 2021 at 8:53 pm
  • 1400 block of W. Cornelia Ave on December 1, 2021 at 8:55 pm
  • 2200 block of N. Fremont Ave on December 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm
  • 800 block of W. Newport Ave on December 4, 2021 at 10:40 am
  • 2200 block of N. Lincoln Ave on December 6, 2021 at 8:50 pm
  • 2300 block of N. Clark St on December 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm
  • 1000 block of W. Addison St on December 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm
  • 1000 block of W. Addison St on December 7, 2021 at 9:07 pm
  • 800 block of W. Barry Ave on December 10, 2021 at 11:45 pm
  • 600 block of W. Melrose St on December 10, 2021 at 11:50 pm
  • 1700 block of W. Wrightwood Ave on Dec 11, 2021 at 12:10 am
  • 2100 block of N. Fremont St on December 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm
  • 1000 block of W. George St on December 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm
  • 1200 block of W. Montana St on December 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm
  • 600 block of W. Buckingham Pl on December 28, 2021 at 11:44 pm
  • 400 block of W. Aldine Ave on December 29, 2021 at 1:00 am

About The Offenders:

Multiple (2-5) African American males, 13-25 years of age, dark hooded sweatshirts, wearing ski masks

What you can do:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • When out at night or the early morning hours alone, stay in well-lit areas
  • Pay special attention to suspicious individuals loitering in the area
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
  • Call 911 immediately if you are a victim or witness to a crime and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any physical/clothing identifiers in addition to any vehicle description and license plate information
  • If approached by a witness to an incident, request they remain on scene when possible or obtain contact information
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
  • If you have any information please contact the Bureau of DetectivesArea 3 Detective Division: (312) 744-8263

ELVN First Crime Forum—January 6, 2022

Dear Friends, East Lake View Neighbors will host its first Zoom Community Crime Forum on January 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  Alderman Tunney of the 44th Ward, Alderman Cappleman of the 46th Ward, and a representative of the 19th District Police will be present.

Please contact Michael Zink at to receive the Zoom link.

A second ELVN Community Crime Forum will take place January 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  The Zoom information for that meeting will be sent closer to the event.
I hope that you can join us at these important gatherings.

Winter Shovelling

Dear friends and neighbors, Last winter a group of ELVN volunteers shoveled parking spaces and sidewalks for seniors and people with disabilities when those requests came—and it was a rousing success!  

ELVN will again compile a list of shoveling volunteers for the upcoming winter months. Whenever shoveling requests arrive, they will be sent to the list so that one or more of the volunteers can get to work!  Please contact Michael Zink at if you wish to be placed on the shoveling volunteer list.  Thank you as always for all you do for the community!

19th Police District 2022 Strategic Plan

Participate in a two-part conversation to create the19th Police District2022 Strategic Plan

Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID 893 7604 4798 – Passcode 152994
Call #312-626-6799, if you are unable to join virtually

Register through EventBrite

Let’s make a difference in our neighborhood together!

For more information or if you have special accommodation, please contact 019th District Office of Community Policing at 312-744-8320 or

Join the Lakeview Pantry!

I hope you are doing well! Hope your summer is going well. My name is Clare Peterson and I am the Volunteer Program Intern. With the help of volunteers, Lakeview Pantry provides fresh groceries and social services to neighbors all across Chicago. 

During the summer months, Lakeview Pantry tends to need more volunteer support as many volunteers take time off. We are in need of volunteer support Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm. We have group and individual volunteer opportunities at 4 locations and we would love for you to join us! 

Registering to become a Lakeview Pantry volunteer is a fantastic way to make new friends, raise awareness of our cause and help connect our neighbors with food and social services. To become a volunteer, individuals can register online.

We would love for your team to join us for a group volunteer opportunity! If you are interested in learning more please email Volunteer Experience Coordinator Anna at 

Updates on Redefine The Drive

From Alderman Tunney:

A proposal to rename Lake Shore Drive after the first permanent resident of Chicago, Jean Baptist Point DuSable, has been moving through City Council. Last week, the Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Public Way unanimously voted for this proposal to come before the entire City Council. I am not a member of that committee and have yet to have an official vote on this matter; however, I have been working with the Mayor’s Office and the co-sponsors of the renaming proposal to attempt to find a compromise. If you would like to either share your thoughts on a potential renaming or other ideas on how we could honor DuSable, the Founder of Chicago, please fill out my office’s survey by clicking here.

Over the past year, my office and the North Lake Shore Drive (NLSD) project have gathered a large amount of input from our residents on the preliminary design at Belmont Avenue, Aldine Avenue, and other key locations within the Lakeview community. My office continues to work closely with the NLSD project team to ensure that your feedback is heard, that the final designs reflect community input, and address existing issues for people walking, bicycling, driving, riding transit, and using the parks.

A follow-up community meeting for the Lakeview area is anticipated for this June, during which the project team will provide an update on comments provided, discuss the preliminary design concepts and present additional alternative designs for key areas within our neighborhood. The meeting will also allow for direct discussions with the project team so that comments and questions can be addressed.

The project recently distributed a newsletter that gives details on feedback heard during the Fall 2020 Public Input Opportunity and anticipated community outreach for 2021 and 2022. Please visit here to read the newsletter. If you would like to submit feedback as a part of the official project record, please email comments to the NLSD project team at, and cc the Infrastructure Director in my office,

My office values your input as we work with the project team to develop a final design that benefits our community, enhances the North Lake Shore Drive experience, and improves surrounding amenities.