Obviously, the latest incident (at the Asrai Garden flower shop ) worries me deeply. We are unable to share the specifics of it because of the ongoing investigation. The police have a description and have assured me they’re doing whatever possible to catch the perpetrator of this horrific crime.
The number of recent high-profile crimes in our neighborhood is extremely concerning. I have a full time staffer, almost exclusively, dedicated to crime and safety issues in the ward. We try to build CAPS attendance and community representation to increase safety at every opportunity.
There are three self-defense seminars coming up before the end of the month:
1) Guardian Angel Self-Defense Class for Wicker Park
Saturday February 18th from 6pm -8pm
Champions Tae Kwon Do Institute - 2142 N. Milwaukee Ave. (across from Congress Theater)
Please call to reserve your space: (312) 217-7245. Space is limited.
2) Presented by the 14th district CAPS office,
Thursday, February 23, 2012 6pm
Haas Park Field House - 2402 N. Washtenaw (at Fullerton, a few blocks west of Western)
3) Presented by the 13th district CAPS office,
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6-7pm
Smith Park Field House — 2526 W. Grand Ave. (Just west of Western Ave)
Please contact the office to find out how you can get involved in increasing safety.