CAPS & Court Advocacy UPDATE

Court Advocacy Needed in River North – Upcoming 2015 Hearings
Alderman Reilly along with RNRA’s Public Safety and CAPS chairman, Bob DiFiglio has been working closely with the Chicago Police Department and City Law Department to address public safety and nuisance issues related to Nouveau Tavern in the River North neighborhood.
The 18th Police District is seeking neighborhood residents to help serve as “court advocates” to attend an upcoming court hearing for the arrests and citations issued at Nouveau Tavern this fall.
The following hearing has again been continued  to Feb. 18th, 9am  :
  • Misdemeanor Court for one patron charged with Aggravated Assault to a Police Officer on October 18
Alderman Reilly is asking River North Residents to consider participating in the “Court Advocacy Program” to ensure the Chicago Police Department’s recent enforcement efforts at Nouveau Tavern result in convictions and penalties for these crimes.
Wednesday, February 18th, 9:00AM
Circuit Court of Cook County
Branch 29 – Misdemeanor / Ordinance
2452 W. Belmont Avenue, 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60618
Working together, we can maintain River North’s reputation as one of America’s fastest growing neighborhoods that is a welcoming and safe place to live, work and play. 
 For more information about Court Advocacy and to confirm attendance at upcoming hearings, please call Sergeant Vanek at the Chicago Police Department’s 18th District at 312-742-5880. Community participation in these hearings is important and can help impact the outcome of cases. To help the 18th District preserve safety in River North, immediately call 9-1-1 to report suspicious behavior or anything out of the ordinary.  After reporting the incident to 9-1-1, please contact Aldm. Reilly’s constituent office at or by calling 312-642-4242 so our Alderman’s office can follow-up with our Police Department.
CAPS meetings offer River North residents an opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues.
RNRA has a Public Safety committee headed by  River North resident, Bob DiFiglio, If interested in volunteering for this committee, please contact Bob.

PLEASE NOTEThe 18th District 30-Sector CAPS meeting (Beats 1831, 1832, 1833 and 1834), are held on the first Thursday of every odd-numbered month, was held on January 15th. The next meeting is March 5, 2015 6:30pm.

The meetings are held at the Access Living Center, located at 115 W. Chicago Avenue.

 If you would like further information regarding upcoming CAPS meetings, please call your Police District’s CAPS office.

1st District: 312-745-4381
12th District: 312-746-8306
18th District: 312-742-5778

To find your district and beat, please click here.