"Test of Nerves"
For years, the neighborhood has been terrorized by rival gangs battling over open-air drug markets, said a retired gang investigator for Chicago Police.
Since 2007, there have been 70 crimes that involved guns — rape, robberies, unlawful possession of a handgun, aggravated battery and murder — around one block of Kildare and Hirsch.
An officer safety alert warning that cops are at a heightened risk of being shot in the area has since been put in place, police sources said.
On Friday night, dispatchers had been instructed to send two beat cars to all calls for service in that part of town.
Time to stop the fest. Actually, the time was probably 20 or 30 years ago, but no better time than the present. Have Rahm plead poverty, we can't afford it, unwise use of resources, etc. It's outlived its usefulness.
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