Consider Donating to 18th District CAPS Office for Easter Egg Hunt

Our 18th District Community Policing Department is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for local families and needs our help in donating baskets, candy and favors. Please consider donating. Drop off donations at the 18th District lobby (1160 N. Larrabee) by April 6.

Recording of 42nd Ward Public Safety Meeting with Cook County Sheriff Dart

On Wednesday, March 2, Alderman Reilly co-hosted a public safety webinar with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. The webinar was very informative and hundreds of Chicagoans attended.

During the webinar, Sheriff Dart announced that he opened a satellite office in River North and his Deputies are taking an active role in policing the Downtown neighborhoods. Sheriff Deputies have radio interoperability with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and will assist with responding to 9-1-1 calls.

Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office discussed their carjacking taskforce, City-wide and 42nd Ward specific crime statistics, provided tips to help avoid becoming a carjacking victim, and outlined Sheriff Dart’s efforts to get major automakers to set-up a 24/7 hotline which would help law enforcement track stolen vehicles quickly. CLICK HERE to find out more about this program and how you can register your car.   Filling out and submitting the consent form will allow law enforcement to access data location information for the described vehicle from the relevant car company if the car has been unlawfully taken and such information is available. Swift access to such information can help law enforcement recover the vehicle.

If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can view the recording HERE.

Community Alert – 18th District – Seeking to Identify – Wanted for Aggavated Battery & Robbery

High Profile Arrest: Organized Retail Crime Task Force

An arrest has been made by members of the Organized Retail Crime Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force on February 17, 2022, in the 200 block of S. Cherry St. in Galesburg, Illinois. The offender was identified as the person who entered retail stores in the 14th and 18th Districts and took more than $20,000 worth of merchandise. The offender was placed into custody and charged accordingly. No additional information is available at this time.

Remembering Commander Paul Bauer


On February 11th, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation honored fallen Commander Paul Bauer with a flag ceremony at the Training Academy. This weekend marks the 4th anniversary of his tragic death. He leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten.

Instituto Cervantes Summer Camps – Learn Spanish – Registration Open Now!

Instituto Cervantes Summer Camps program is designed to provide children of different ages the opportunity to learn Spanish in a rich, stimulating, and motivating environment that fosters enjoyment and curiosity. Children will learn Spanish in a safe atmosphere where they will feel comfortable and free to actively participate.

Registration is open now!

OEMC Private Sector Camera Initiative

Homeowners and businesses can link their private exterior cameras with the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). The Private Sector Camera Initiative links Chicago based organizations, companies and sister agencies’ cameras systems into the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) state-of-the-art unified video surveillance network.

These cameras provide Emergency Management officials and Homeland Security Directors additional points of contact throughout the City that can be accessed during an emergency. Interested participants will have to meet certain broadband specifications. OEMC requires a public IP address directly accessible by OEMC over the internet. While virtually any broadband type connection is supported, the recommended minimum uplink speed is 128Mbps. To learn more about the program, CLICK HERE.

Eurostar Hotel – Public Nuisance Disciplinary Case

The City of Chicago Law Department recently filed a second public nuisance disciplinary case against Eurostar Magnificent Mile Hotel, located at 660 North State Street, the details of which were reported in Reilly Reports on December 17, 2021. Please click here to review the list of charges.

The next status meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM.

The Rules and other information about the MLDC hearings being conducted on the Cisco Webex platform are available on BACP’s website. If you wish to stay up to date on the matter, please use the information below to virtually access the meeting:

Join by Video
Meeting Number: 2484 410 9142
Password: 1234
Join by Phone: (312) 535-8110
Access Code: 2484 410 9142

Please continue to report any issues requiring immediate Police attention in real-time by calling 9-1-1.

Welcome Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to the neighborhood!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has moved into a new 13,000 square-foot space on the fourth floor of Water Tower Place! The new facility includes a dance studio, artist lounge, office area, production storage, dressing rooms, and a physical therapy area. Visitors to Water Tower Place willl be able to get a partial view of dance rehearsals as they stroll the mall. CLICK HERE for more information.

Support Your Firefighters – Purchase a 2022 Calendar!

Ignite The Spirit is a charity established by the Chicago Fire Department to help provide funding and resources to their Brothers & Sisters as well as the community in time of need. They make this happen through fundraising events and donations. You too can get involved in this unique and impactful effort by volunteering, attending upcoming events or by making a tax deductable donation.

Since 2003, Ignite the Spirit has helped over 500 families in need and they are still going strong. Over one million dollars in donations has been generously provided to ease the hardship of Chicago Fire Department families.

CLICK HERE to purchase the 2022 Ignite the Spirit Calendar.  They are only $10 + Shipping.  Support those who are always there for our community.