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Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) speaks before he, roughly 40 residents and the 14th Police District went a safety walk through Wicker Park in light of an uptick in crime on Oct. 19, 2021.
After neighbors raised concerns and Block Club Chicago asked the city questions about the sale of the old Northtown branch, the deal was scrubbed and a public bidding process was put in place.
Eduard "Ed" Peci, 70, is a fixture behind the counter at Windy City Liquors. Neighbors are raising money for his medical care after police said someone punched him outside the store last week.
The new team will spend several weeks meeting with local groups, community members and health care providers. The members will begin responding to emergencies in June.
At a ward meeting, UHaul also shared plans to add two floors to its 71st Street store and a developer previewed plans to build a 14-unit apartment building in Woodlawn.