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IRATELY DOCUMENTING LOCAL NIGHTCLUB VIOLENCE SINCE 2004
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CPD CHANGES
ARE HERE!
Districts 12 and 13 MERGED and MOVED to a new 12th District station at Blue Island, Racine and 14th:
1412 South Blue Island Avenue
The neighborhood beats have also been remapped and renumbered

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a non-profit, volunteer group of Residents, Businesses & Community Organizations, working together with members of our Police Department to improve the quality of life in Chicago's 12th District neighborhoods.

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CLOSED!

CLOSED!
WHAT was the problem?
DOWNLOAD Chicago's Drug & Gang House Complaint against Chromium
You WON'T believe it!!!

THE HOT TOPICS


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WHAT'S THE 12TH DIST POLICE DEPT DOING?

WHAT'S THE ALDERMAN DOING?

WHAT'S THE CITY DOING?

WHAT ARE COMMUNITY RESIDENTS DOING?


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my_view Welcome! I’m the Editor of LAKEandHALSTED.com
HERE'S MY POINT OF VIEW
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How did this site begin? Read the 9/05 Editor's Reply in 2005 News & Views

Our Goal has been to document and report on the local nightclub problems, in order to hold the club owners and appropriate City Agencies accountable.

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THREATENING OR LEWD EMAIL WILL BE TRACED, REPORTED TO THE POLICE AND PROSECUTED UNDER THE ILLINOIS CYBERSTALKING LAW.
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Links to MORE Info


 
history

COMPLETE HISTORY of the Lake Street nightclub problems

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NEIGHBORHOOD MAP Chicago's Lake and Halsted Area


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WE'RE A GRASS ROOTS GROUP...TAKING BACK OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!




"Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It"
This site was created to DETER violent public nightclub activity,
not glorify or promote it. While some local Nightclubs have been closed,
and others changed their music venues or had their occupancy permits reduced,
we'll continue to monitor nightly public club activity.


Chromium gang fight


THESE CLUB PROBLEMS ARE NOT RANDOM!!!

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People are NOT running up and down the street indiscriminately shooting and stabbing strangers. ALL...and we mean ONE HUNDRED PERCENT...of the nightclub related stabbings and shootings have been intended attacks. These incidents were either the result of altercations that began inside the nightclubs or they were targeted hits, where the victims were specifically sought out by the attackers.

Difficulties occur when club owners & management fail to take precautions, are apathetic as problems develop and consequently ALLOW things to get out of control by tolerating the violence. It's the nightclub owners who are ultimately responsible for their businesses.

It's the PROBLEMS we're trying to make go away...NOT the nightclubs.
It shouldn't come down to the neighborhood acting as watchdog or the Chicago Police having to intervene as referee. When forced into these roles, club owners have absolutely no one else to blame for the consequences... and there WILL be consequences.

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video_link OUR VIDEOS HAVE BEEN VIEWED
OVER 6 MILLION TIMES!!!

Our videos are uploaded to YouTube.com and embedded on the 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008-11 FIGHT NIGHTS pages.


THE FOLLOWING 2 ANTHOLOGIES ARE COMPILATIONS OF SEVERAL VIDEOS:

March, 2007
CHICAGO NIGHTCLUB FIGHTING at Lake & Halsted




May, 2007
CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES OF THE CHROMIUM NITECLUB FIGHTING



WARNING! Video clips on this site depict actual violence and may contain offensive language.
All views are of Lake Street looking south, with Halsted on the left & Green St on the right.
Except for the TWO ANTHOLOGIES (above), the videos are DOCUMENTARIES. Although shortened to accommodate this web format, the clips remain chronological.

NOTE: Every once in a while, one of our embedded YouTube videos GETS ALL CRAZY and DISAPPEARS or MORPHS INTO ANOTHER VIDEO. Don't get all CRANKY PANTS on us! They're linked to YouTube.com and WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS. Just take a deep breath, think happy thoughts and refresh your browser, come back later or view the video directly at YouTube.com (And lay off that caffeine!)



A SAMPLE OF LOCAL & NATIONAL PRESS


DOWNLOAD the 1-14-08 Sun-Times article:
"Web Site Serves Up Mayhem Near Club"
by Crime Reporter Annie Sweeney


WATCH the 1-14-08 ABC 6:00 PM NEWS:
"Police Arrest Suspect in Nightclub Murder"
a Chuck Goudie I-team Investigation

Read the Earlier I-Team Investigations:
10/17/07:
“Businesswoman in Nightclub District Tapes Violence
to Spur Action”

10/29/07:
“Popular Chicago nightclub will shut down”


INSIDE EDITION took our story NATIONAL!

WATCH the 11/19/07 VIDEO on-line:
“Chicago Video Vigilante”
MORE PRESS LINKS ON ALL THE NEWS & VIEWS PAGES...

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