ROGERS PARK — A brick wall that neighbors had described as a canvas for a "graffiti war" between two gangs has been wiped clean of spray paint.
"Whoa, that’s a big difference," said Pat Kenny, a CAPS beat facilitator for the area who also lives a block away. "It’s 95 percent removed."
Kenny said city crews responded to complaints from him, his neighbors and two aldermen that the wall had been a target for both Gangster Disciples and Latin Kings.
Gang members appeared to be covering each other's graffiti, leading to a tit-for-tat "graffiti war," neighbors said.
Most of the graffiti had been removed by Thursday morning. Only faint remnants of blue, black and red paint could be seen on the brick.
But Kenny said he expects the graffiti to return.
"I’m assuming with this wave of graffiti that's being reported, and since that one drew attention from both sides, I’m assuming that one of [the gangs] will want to claim [the wall]," he said.