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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:9823
Posts / Week:29
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fioretti Exploring a Run

Might actually have a real shot if the field isn't too crowded : Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it.The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed today that he has hired a campaign adviser. Show More Summary

Pension Problems Everywhere

Ugly: There are 217 police and fire pension funds in suburban Cook County. The taxpayer-supported systems, with collective assets of nearly $5 billion, are intended to provide public safety workers and their families with stable retirement...Show More Summary

Business as Usual

Anyone surprised? Anyone? Bueller? After getting arrested for driving a stolen U-Haul truck on his own time, Kevin M. Austin was fired from his job as a laborer with the city of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation.That landed...Show More Summary

Shootings During Daylight

Usually, Chicago shootings occur during the hours of evening and darkness. Everyone is finally awake, riled up and most times, drunk/stoned off their asses. The odd shooting during the day was an aberration. Not so much nowadays: Two people were fatally shot and several others wounded in day time shootings, police said. Show More Summary

Article Located

A long time reader located the pertinent article and e-mailed it. Many others posted the link in the comment section. Here it is : Now city officials are pushing building owners to make those fire-safety improvements before that deadline. Show More Summary

Here We Go Again

Cue the smoke and mirrors : The Summer Surge...A phalanx of police department pencil pushers just got merged into the Summer Surge.? Translation: In anticipation of an increase in violence during the August heat, top cop Garry McCarthy is dispatching a cadre of desk cops and sergeants to patrol high crime areas on the South and West sides.“Supt. Show More Summary

Lolapalooza Body Count

One of the teams downtown want to comment? Or the Ambulance crews? Not a peep from the media about the Lallapalooza chaos.... Robberies, agg bats, a rape, over 130 people PER DAY being taken to the hospital for over doesing on Molly, X, heroin, etc.. We've heard some odd stories, but not quite these numbers. Are the organizers sitting on the stats?

A Miracle!!!

Sharp eyed readers spotted this strange happening - not even 10 days ago : "Mayor Richard M. Daley won't have to testify in City Hall’s lawsuit to break a contract the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park was awarded under Daley.After...Show More Summary

Shots Fired - No Hits

Downtown is getting dangerous! A 32-year-old man was shot to death and a 21-year-old man was wounded in a shooting outside Bodi, a nightclub on the Near North Side.The dead man was identified as Martrell Ross, 32, of the 300 block of South Mozart Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Show More Summary

Find us This Rahm Quote

Forward it here and maybe to the FOP: Someone should use Rahms own words in reference to the pension payment due. Rahm used the analogy "this isn't like a final exam that you wait to the last minute and cram in studying, start early" This was used for building owners of high rise buildings that their is a deadline to convert into sprinkler systems. Show More Summary

Scarlet Letter Proposal

Can't see anyone ever agreeing to this: Heres the new rumbling at the last board meeting downtown. Apparently the reverends, attorneys, guetto public were complaining of the 3% List, aka the list of 600 plus Officers that were made public with the excessive complaints. Show More Summary

Simplify Weed Tickets?

A step in the right direction - but did anyone run this by the people who actually write the tickets? Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday he will recommend changes to the failed ordinance that decriminalized possession...Show More Summary

Weekend Underway

Upwards of 17 shot : A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night.The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police.The Little Village shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Who Are the Teachers Voting For?

If they live in Chicago, we doubt it's going to be Rahm : Human error has delayed pension payments to retired Chicago teachers, according to the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund.Most of the 26,000 teachers in the fund may not have received...Show More Summary

McLiar Says Media....Lies!

"Perception versus reality," he says: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday there’s a “lag time” between the perception and reality of crime that, in New York City, took five years to eliminate.The gap between perception...Show More Summary

Pension Payment "Delayed"

Evidently, hoping for a miracle or a friendly court decision or even a legislative shift? Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension...Show More Summary

Once Again - Clout

Wait - what about the children? A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July.Catherine Sugrue has been an assistant principal at the Portage Park school for a year. Show More Summary

Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

Remember all those instances of CompStat falsifying crime numbers that Chicago Magazine uncovered? The City Council is going to have a hearing ! Back in late April, a few weeks after Chicago published the first article of our two-part...Show More Summary

Like Son, Like Father

Irony so think, you could cut it with a knife : Samuel Walker Sr. had been preparing for the funeral of his teenage son, Samuel Walker Jr., who was gunned down last Friday in East Garfield Park.Now his family must decide whether to hold...Show More Summary

Ceriale Softball Tournament

This weekend - if you can find the time: Just wanted to let you guys know about the Officer Michael Ceriale softball tournament again this year at Hamlin Park. It will be this Sunday August 3. It starts around 9 am and goes usually until 6 or 7 at night. Show More Summary

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