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Old 10-10-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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So I may be moving to portage park by Addison & Cicero between Addison &central, a few blocks south of Addison on linder.
I'm just wondering how bad it is in that area, I'm 19 in school at Truman and have brown skin. I live currently in jefferson park but I've lived on the southside kinda by midway area for 10years and have plenty experience in the city as nearly all my fa
mily lives in & around Chicago.

I'm just concerned as to how roudy this area is because I know its new gang territory, and n
New gang sets try to make a name from themselves,

How apparent are the gangs,? Which ones are their?
Are they standing on porches/corner types?


Will I be safe taking my dog out infront at 10pm?


The reason I mention the fact that I'm brown is because gang bangers are much more prone to check a minority even if they don't dress like one.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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the crime has increased since when i was little and living there. my mother lived there and a robber actually walked in on her while she was sleeping in the basement apartment. robberies have gone up. the place is not as nice as when i grew up, unfortunately and property values have gone down so its not too desirable. I would not live there.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Its ok.
Not the quiet carefree neighborhood it once was. But u aren't finna get scuffed
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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I'm 19 in school at Truman and have brown skin.
Your skin color won't matter one iota, as most of the gangs in this area are (brown skin) Hispanic, not black, and there are no white gangs in all of Chicago.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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Amazing that Foreman High School on Belmont and Lavergne, now has metal detectors for anyone who comes into the school. that's been there many years now, never was it there in the 1970's when i went to high school there .. so sad about this
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