CPD Reportedly Guarding Chicago Alderman

Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News

A Chicago alderman is reportedly under police guard after the Chicago Sun Times reports he received a threat from a street gang.

Southwest Side Alderman Raymond Lopez has been vocal about this opposition to the street gangs suspected in several high profile shootings in his 15th ward.

“The wake-up call has been here and it’s time for us to act. It is time for each and every one of us to start looking at what’s going on on our blocks,” said Ald. Lopez.

Lopez’s comment came after a weekend shooting near a memorial.

Chicago police believe the two people who were shot and killed during a memorial for a man fatally shot earlier that day were all members of the same street gang and were likely killed by a rival gang.

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