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Criminal activity at Elmdale and Greenview?

A reader emailed us today with the following information….

Not sure if you’re able to help but I don’t know where else to turn now.

For over a year (no joke) I have been calling 911 and Smith’s office to complain about the gang and drug activity at 1456 W. Elmdale, right across from Senn Tot Lot and Immanuel Church. There is an influx of gang bangers, drug activity, graffiti, loitering, garbage, etc at the building. My neighbors and neighborhood moms and dads have also been calling and complaining too (we chat at the park and playgroup about the problem and lack of care from Smith’s office).

I finally spoke to Dana at Smith’s office on Friday about the problem and he told me “the Alderman is aware that a drug dealer is living in the building and has been for sometime now.” I sent an email asking moms and dads in the neighborhood to call or email the Alderman’s office, saying this is unacceptable, to be doing nothing. I also received an email from our CAPS facilitator, and she said that the Alderman’s office told her there have been no complaints about the building, which I told Dana was incorrect. She said she was going to analyze the calls from OEMC, so, we’ll see if that gets done.

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