• Ravenswood Neighbors Starting Block Captain Program To Help Keep Each Other In The Loop About Crime

    by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / December 16, 2022

    A group of neighbors say they need a quicker system to alert each other about crime or police activity after two shootings and an armed robbery spree that ended in a fiery crash.

    RAVENSWOOD — A group of Ravenswood neighbors, rattled by recent armed robberies and shootings in and near the area, are launching their own system to help alert each other about potential public safety issues.

    Ravenswood Neighbors Association members are starting a block captain program, designating a point person to reach out to police leaders and the alderperson if about crime or police activity in the area, said Laine Rivas, a member of the group.

    Neighbors can go to the block captain for updates and to quickly inform each other about any ongoing issues, Rivas said.

    Neighborhood group chats lit up Monday when police chased four men they said were suspects in nearby armed robberies. The driver crashed into a city truck, causing the car to burst into flames. Read more HERE



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