Hyde Park Panhandlers Get the Heave-Ho
By Anthonia Akitunde in Miscellaneous on Jul 26, 2009 3:00PM
Beggars in Hyde Park are getting a run for their money as police encourage "panhandlng victims" to file complaints, according to Chi-Town Daily News. An increase in solicitations in the South Side neighborhood (and home to President Barack Obama and the University of Chicago) has residents worried. Police have upped their patrolling in the area and tell "merchants and customers not to give panhandlers money or food."