Outdoor CAPS Meeting Tonight, Tweet-Along Tomorrow
The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Beat 1421 meeting will be held outside tonight at 6 pm as a smoke out at Yates Elementary School.
Beat 1421 holds an outdoor meeting every summer to demonstrate a strong neighborhood and police presence in a area that may be prone to crime and gang violence.
“Outdoor CAPS meetings are important first of all because it is a way for neighbors to get to know each other and the police officers in a relaxed social setting,” says Beat 1421 CAPS Facilitator Linnea Blomgren. “Secondly and most importantly they demonstrate that we all care about our neighborhood and the safety and well-being of all the people who live there.”
Following the smoke out, Beat 1434 will host a “Tweet-Along” on July 10 starting at 3:30 pm. This will be a virtual ride-along with one of Beat 1434’s patrol cars as they conduct their daily assignments.
Holiday Weekend Brings Spike in Violence, Crime Citywide
As temperatures rose and residents celebrated the long 4th of July weekend, at least 82 people were shot with 14 fatalities, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Police shot five people of the total 82, including two boys, 14 and 16, who were killed by those shots, according to the Tribune.
While Logan Square remained relatively quiet (albeit plenty of fireworks), our neighbor Humboldt Park saw two homicides in the first two days of July.
According to the RedEye Homicide Tracker, Lafayette Walton, 16, was killed by gunshot in the 1200 block of North Keeler Avenue on July 1. No one is in custody for the shooting.
On July 2, 19-year-old Jimero Starling was shot in the head and killed on the 3300 block of West Division Street. Police have no one in custody.
Georgia Mae’s To Replace Shuttered Johnny’s Grill
Georgia Mae’s, a “Nashville-style concept” restaurant, will find its home in the old Johnny’s Grill location (2545 N. Kedzie Blvd.), Chicago Eater reported Tuesday.
Dustin Tripp, former Maude’s Liquor Bar head chef, will help lead the project that is expected to specialize in fried chicken, according to Eater. The restaurant will be a traditional “meat-and-three” where diners are given one meat and three sides, Eater reports.
Georgia Mae’s will have a full bar, and an opening date is not set.
Fox Ford Dealer Breaks Ground On Elston Avenue
Ground was broken in June at 2501 N. Elston Avenue for the new Fox Ford Lincoln of Chicago dealership.
The 145,000-square-foot dealership is set to include repair areas, mechanical lifts and enough space for more than 165 cars, according to Crain’s Real Estate Daily.
Fox Motors will invest $57 million in the project, according to Crain’s.