Police will be cracking down on cyclists breaking traffic rules this season.
The initial 911 call after an attack near the mayor's home was never assigned to officers, police said.
The driver had fallen asleep before crashing into a bus and mailbox at Belmont and Clark intersection.
Eight officers joined the district, but 16 left as a result of transfers or retirement.
The bar called police after the man tried to pay with counterfeit money.
Neighbors who felt more comfortable with Officer Dubinski may still get to see him on the midnight shift.
Chris Festa sent a letter to business owners in hopes of "better crowd control" this year.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, went to IHOP after the incident, where police found him at 1 a.m. Sunday.
Mark Thomas, who is running for alderman, started the petition but he said it's not about the election.
After neighbors rejected talk of statistics, Lakeview's top cop switched gears — and won some support.
Police are also pumping up preventative measures by buying more "no trespassing" signs.
Neighbors can share information and alert police of any suspicious activity, the alderman said.
It's tough to get officers on the midnight shift, he said, but he'll do what he can next year.
People who don't get into the youth shelter can contribute to crime, the commander said.
A beat in the neighborhood has led the city in robberies and violent crime this summer.
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