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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Only $20,000 Bail?

What the f#$% is wrong with these judges? A Chicago woman has been charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer following a display of “disruptive behavior” after being denied a hospital dinner tray at Stroger Hospital, according...Show More Summary

This is a "Safe Passage"?

The Department released a pamphlet of the so-called "Safe Passage" routes across the city to the affected Districts recently. This one caught a couple of eyes: We certainly hope everyone in this ::ahem:: Safe Passage area is using

Officers Break Child's Ribs

At least, that was the headline before they got Mope-rah away from the computer: A Chicago Police officer saved a baby’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver in the South Side Englewood neighborhood Saturday night.A sergeant andShow More Summary

Coming and Going

This is what happens when a city council votes for something that everyone hates, then backtracks, but fails to read the small print: The termination of red light cameras in one major U.S. city has the company behind them seeing red.Xerox...Show More Summary

Property Fire Sale

Has there ever been a study that shows this works? Chicago's Large Lots program, in which city residents can apply to buy designated vacant lots in their neighborhoods for $1, is expanding to the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods, Mayor...Show More Summary

Opening Day for Da Bears

And the Bears are underdogs by 7 to the Packers with the over/under at 49. We're sensing a rough season ahead. Anyone else?

Candlelight Vigil

From their e-mail: The 2015 Candlelight Vigil will be held on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:30 PM in Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. All police officers, their families and friends are invited. The ceremony is expected to last an...Show More Summary

And Another 9%

We guess someone has to sue the government to do their jobs occasionally, like when there's an unpopular vote to be taken : A group of Chicago residents is suing the city for allegedly trying to sneak in a 9 percent tax on streaming services like Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime. Show More Summary

Last Koschman Payoff

Anything to avoid political embarrassment for the Daleys and their cheerleaders: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has agreed to a $50,000 settlement with David Koschman’s mother.Nanci Koschman is dropping her court fight accusing prosecutors of taking part in a coverup to keep Richard J. Show More Summary

Thanks for Your Service

Now run off and die somewhere, won't you? Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already ordered sharply higher health care contributions from 313 City Hall bureaucrats, including himself.He’s also cut a deal with organized labor to wring $20 million...Show More Summary

Brilliant Idea!

Why can't our brain-trust come up with something like this? Gun control advocates in Tacoma, Wash., are thinking inside the box -- literally -- with a controversial proposal to set up a gun "drop box" to encourage residents to turn in...Show More Summary

More Grand Juries

About time : Cook County prosecutors have been avoiding judges in the early stage of gun cases — opting to have grand juries approve their charges — to make sure the defendants are headed to trial, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.In...Show More Summary

Want to be an FTO?

They're looking for a few hundred volunteers.Once again, what is arguably one of the most important jobs remains understaffed, unrewarded and undesirable. We've known more people to resign the position than keep it lately.Anyone have a suggestion to make it better?

Really Pam?

Way to catch up to the pack there Pammy: Speed Cameras in the city are designed to slow down traffic and make it safer for children crossing streets near parks and schools. But critics tell 2 Investigator Pam Zekman some of the cameras are nothing more than money-makers for the city. Show More Summary

New Contact Card Rumors

This doesn't sound like fun at all: SCC, Have you seen the draft of the new contact card? It's now called the "Investigatory Stop Report." It's two pages and will be completed anytime an investigatory stop is made. If the stop results in an arrest, ANOV, Personal Citation etc. Show More Summary

West Side "Overrun?"

When the hell did this happen? Street-side drug traffickers peddling everything from heroin to Xanax are causing some big headaches on Chicago’s West Side.Businessmen say they're losing customers, and police say more arrests won't solve...Show More Summary

Whoa - This Sounds Familiar

We just can't quite put our finger on it: Cincinnati's city manager fired Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell on Wednesday, accusing him of crushing officers' morale and failing to communicate effectively with his staff."Mr. Blackwell has...Show More Summary

Comment Crash

If you posted a comment between noon and 1300 hours, there was a glitch on this end and it went into the Great Internet Toilet. It only amounted to about 20 comments, but still, apologies for the issue.Open post for the afternoon/early evening.

Wait a Minute...18?

Someone pointed out a comment referencing the fact that the CPD currently has eighteen (that's 18) Deputy Chiefs on the payroll.What?We recall years ago, we got away with maybe six at a time.Then Weis came in and suddenly there wereShow More Summary

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