|Looking for the alderman's office?|
It's under the scaffolding, just past
this Gangster Disciples tag.
It’s a well-established beachhead for street criminals that city officials have essentially surrendered to bad elements—most notably, the Gangster Disciples (GD) street gang.
44th ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s office is located a few storefronts north of the infamous intersection—just south of this blue, six-pointed star that the GD's have conveniently placed on the sidewalk.
We’ve opened a graffiti removal ticket with the Department of Streets and Sanitation.
But, you know how that goes.
|This unsecured gangway is used as a hiding spot and|
get-away path for thugs operating near Belmont and Sheffield.
GangwayJust south of the alderman's office, next to the now-empty Leona's restaurant storefront, lies this unsecured gangway.
It doesn't look like much, but according to multiple robbery victims, you should do yourself a favor by not walking past it at night.
Phone snatchers and beat-down artists hide in this gangway waiting for the right victim to walk past. It also eases post-crime getaways as an easy cut-through from Sheffield to the Belmont Red Line station.