Articles By Block Club Chicago Staff

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Railroad Police Regret Using Bait Trucks In Chicago, Promise Not To Do It Again

Norfolk Southern Railroad came under harsh criticism for a sting operation that left a semi-truck with shoes on Englewood streets.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Police Will Take ‘A Hard Look’ At Future Use Of Bait Trucks After Backlash, Top Cop Says

While many have spoken out against the practice, many others support it, Johnson said: " I've had a lot of people say to me, 'Superintendent they shouldn’t be out there doing what they were doing.'"

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Bait Truck’ Backlash: Cops Setting Up Poor Residents To Steal ‘Unacceptable,’ Leaders Say

A deaf man arrested in "Operation Trailer Trap" was looking for food on one of the "bait trucks," reports say.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Black Caucus Chairman Calls For Hearings Following ‘Bait Truck’ Police Sting

"In a moment where police capacity is clearly under extreme strain, these sort of tactics are the last thing we should be spending manpower and energy on," Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer (6th) said.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Defend Use Of ‘Bait Trucks’ On Chicago’s South Side: ‘No One Touches It, No One Gets Locked Up,’ Officer Says (VIDEO)

When asked by Englewood activists if police set up similar trucks in majority-white neighborhoods, an officer replies yes: "Type in bait truck Chicago."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

33 South And West Side Businesses Get $5 Million In City Grants

From Austin to Woodlawn, see the full list of businesses that were awarded Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

South Loop Church’s 115-Year-Old Tiffany Stained Glass Window Restored, All 7,500 Pieces Of It

The yearlong project removed a century of grime from the Second Presbyterian Church's huge "Peace" window.