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Residents, businesses urged to be vigilant as vandals target Chicago, nearby communities

Update: No curfew tonight, but continued vigilance urged

June 3, 2020 – After another relatively calm night, officials have not imposed a curfew tonight in Oak Park.

However, Oak Park Police are urging residents to remain vigilant and stay home in the late evening, as unrest continues to be reported in neighboring communities.

Residents are urged to call 911 if they observe suspicious or criminal behavior.

Oak Park Police are working with law enforcement agencies throughout the region to monitor conditions beyond the Village to help determine if a potential threat might develop here.

The need for nightly curfews is being determined each day based on changing conditions after the Village Board gave Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb the authority to impose a curfew if needed until June 8.

Among the crimes reported since yesterday are the following:

  • June 2, 11:50 p.m., vicinity of the 100 block of Chicago Avenue, shots fired at vehicle with multiple occupants . One individual, a 25-year-old Chicago man, was shot and driven to hospital, but was uncooperative.
     
  • June 2, 12:22 p.m., packages taken from a UPS truck in the 300 block of north Lombard Avenue.
     
  • June 2, 1:36 p.m., a Village parking pay box was damaged on Chicago Avenue, just west of Harlem Avenue.
     
  • June 2, 1:11 p.m., three projectiles impacted apartment building in the 500 block of North Cuyler Avenue.

Police depend on residents and business operators to help prevent crime. Anything that seems slightly out of place or that is occurring at an unusual time of day could be criminal activity - click here to view the Department’s guide to suspicious activity.

Anyone with information about any incident  is urged to call 708.386.3800. Information may also be provided anonymously by calling 708.434.1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip