High Profile Incidents in the City
Bronzeville Police were involved in a pursuit recently. The subject from the pursuit hit a cyclist on Lake Shore Drive (fatal) and abandoned the vehicle at a parking garage of the Intercontinental Hotel. The vehicle was stolen and used in a shooting.
The Chicago Police Department’s 1st District expressed that the Flyer Boys are the number one target for theft in the district and the Mag Mile, including the Riverwalk. The 1st District asked that the term “theft in progress” be used when calling in a flyer boy sighting at the Riverwalk due to the lack of escalation and priority to dispatch officers.
Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Presidential Candidate will be holding a Town Hall meeting at Roosevelt University Auditorium on June 28th from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. This event may cause increased activity in the area.
Pride in the Park and other weekend festivities are expected to bring in large crowds of people to the area on the weekend of June 29th.
School security personnel have been added to areas where large crowds of teens and rowdy youth have gathered or plan to gather in an effort to identify students and discipline them accordingly.
Pick pocket teams continue to be a topic of discussion in the Chicago hotel community. A cane has been used as an identifiable characteristic of the team members. Pictures are up on the HEat website as well as a GroupMe app that directors of hotels and Navy Pier use to identify the pick pocket teams.
Upcoming Important Dates
July 10th – The Chicago Mayor’s Office will have a discussion with the hotel industry in regards to immigration and the impending ICE raids threatened and scheduled by the President of the United States.
July 4th – The weekend will have enhanced security throughout the city and at major tourist destinations. According to The Department of Homeland Security there are no credible threats at this time. Last year, a package on Lake Shore Drive exploded, damaging a portion of concrete wall near Navy Pier. There was no cause or motive given from the occurrence. There will be continued attention to unattended bags, suspicious packages and lost and found items in the area.
August 21st – At a TBD location, the Chief of Police from Aurora, IL Kristen Ziman will be speaking. The speaking engagement is planned to be approximately four hours long. Topics will include active shooter situations and violence in the work place.