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Captain Counseled

Can they send a captain to callback? Because they should seriously consider it: SCC, good news!The Captain that everyone loves to hate got officially Counseled this weekend. If you recall, he flipped his shit on the midnight crew, screaming at the radio people. Show More Summary

Shut Up Kirk

Mr. "One-Term" Kirk flies his RINO flag proudly : Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM [...].He refused to call it an endorsement, but Senator Mark Kirk...Show More Summary

Willie and Bobby Wafflehouse

Amazing - another waffle chef: Willie Wilson continues to be a potential kingmaker in the Chicago mayoral race. The African-American businessman, who was knocked out of the contest in the Feb. 24 primary, says he had private meetings...Show More Summary


Prickwrinkled is taking the easy way out again: Add Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to those who say they're publicly withholding endorsement in Chicago's mayoral race.In advance of a Casimir Pulaski Day event, Preckwinkle...Show More Summary

Dead Heat

Chewie coming on strong : A Chicago polling firm is calling the city’s runoff campaign between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia a “dead heat.”New numbers from Ogden and Fry show Garcia, a member of the Cook County board of commissioners, within reach of the one-term Emanuel. Show More Summary

The Ferguson Effect

This has been noted in other places at other times, but this is the most recent and better documented as far as we can tell: Numbers provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department show a downward trend, last year, in the numbers of self-initiated activity (S.I.A.)The numbers show a high last year of more than 21,000 S.I.A. Show More Summary

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

cBS Channel 2 has already found "racism © " in the marijuana dispensary system due to the so-called "deserts" in certain lower income neighborhoods. Someone suggested this in the comment section and it came up at the semi-regular blog "beer, darts and hot wings meeting" the other night. Show More Summary

Dick Does it Again

What an asshole : During remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared President Obama’s executive orders on immigration to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and said that the president’s “courage”Show More Summary

Pay Cut

An astute reader pointed out the following in regard to Friday's promotions: The last boss in charge of CAPS...wasn't that Helm? Wasn't she a Chief before she left and went to work for Luberman or someone at City Hall? And didn't she retire under a cloud where a whole bunch of people almost got indicted? Looks like the latest CAPS Deputy Chief missed out on a pay grade step.

Massive Protests!

Massive we tell you - the people, united, will never blah blah blah: Protesters gathered Saturday outside a Chicago Police Department facility on the West Side, calling for it to be shut down following reports in the British newspaper...Show More Summary

Rahm Lies

Elected on a platform of lies, along with a "wedding dress residency," is anyone actually surprised? In the wake of revelations about abuses in the city of Chicago’s fire and police disability programs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised reforms.But...Show More Summary

Protests Today at Homan Square

Plaintiff attorneys are amazed at the Homan Square story - they don't believe a lot of it : Allegations that the Chicago Police Department abuses the rights of people that police detain for questioning have been a central element of the notorious police misconduct issues in this city for decades.[...]Show More Summary

CAPS Lives Again!!!

And remember, these are "Rahm's Promotions:" Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday created a new position — deputy chief of community policing — to “further cement” a program that his challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia claims has suffered from Emanuel’s...Show More Summary

Two More Steps to "Junk" Status

The bond rating got knocked down another notch : Chicago’s plummeting bond rating took center stage in the race for mayor Friday after a Wall Street rating agency dropped it another notch — to two levels above junk status — citing Chicago’s...Show More Summary

Marijuana Deserts?

It's already come to this? Black patients seeking medical marijuana won’t find it in their own backyard, despite a recent law making it legal.Chicago’s black communities were shunned by groups applying for dispensaries. CBS 2 [...] looks...Show More Summary

Fantastic Ending

Some stories make you cry, some make you laugh. This is a bit of both : A man driving a stolen vehicle was killed when he collided with a large car carrier on the city's South Side, police said. Charlesteen Davis, 75, was clearing snow off her car while it was running when a man jumped inside and drove away. Show More Summary

From the "Duh" File

Something we've broached for years - to the dismay of many readers: Gov. Bruce Rauner, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has suggested mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s relationship with the Chicago Teachers Union ought to be against the law. Show More Summary

Um...Dumb Dumb?

You know what "united front" means? Just hours before the election, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti — the outgoing alderman of the 2nd Ward — was assuring reporters he wanted to see the “anybody but Rahm” movement stick, regardless of...Show More Summary

Chuy Questions CompStat

Guess who just became a campaign issue? Don't be surprised if you don't see Garry much over the next six weeks.

Wait....How Many Plow Passes?

What did Harold call hubris? "Arrogance gone wild:" City Hall’s inspector general is investigating why city plows gave preferential treatment to the block of powerful Ald. Edward Burke during the blizzard that hit Chicago earlier this...Show More Summary

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