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New Police Superintendent To Discuss Far Northwest Side Crime

 Eddie Johnson is the new Chicago Police superintendent.
Eddie Johnson is the new Chicago Police superintendent.
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DUNNING — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will take questions about crime on the Far Northwest Side at a meeting hosted by 38th Ward Ald. Nicholas Sposato.

Johnson will discuss public safety issues facing the 38th Ward and the Jefferson Park Police District at the community meeting set for 6 p.m. June 9 at St. Francis Borgia Church, 8033 W. Addison St.

The meeting is designed to give residents "an opportunity to meet the new superintendent and voice your concerns about public safety in our community," Sposato said in a message to residents of Portage Park and Dunning.

The Jefferson Park Police District is the safest area of the city, although property crimes have been on the rise on the Far Northwest Side in recent months while violent crime surged on the South and West sides.

When he tapped Johnson, Emanuel said the 28-year veteran of the force was "the right person at the right time" to help restore Department morale and curb violence in Chicago.

Johnson was confirmed by a 50-0 vote of the Council.

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