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Pilsen / UIC

What’s happening on Roosevelt?

So last night (Tuesday night), I was driving down Roosevelt and Taylor at about 10:30 p.m.  I was trying to find an open grocery store but decided I should probably just go straight home.  Cop cars were hanging out pretty much every three blocks as I drove from Western to Halsted.   Some police cars drove westbound too.

Not much is open anyway around here after 10:30 p.m.

Then a headline in my EveryBlock news feed today said there was a shooting at the Roosevelt el at about 7:00 last night. Is that why the police were patrolling more than usual?

Just goes to show that you can’t get complacent about your safety in a big city, even in a hoity-toity ‘hood like the South Loop.  Crime happens everywhere.

Got any further details about the shooting? Share here or tweet me @CMarieHarrell.

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