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Few people know this, but we were part of the team mapping the human genome. It was a massive undertaking, but we were a tiny cog in the large machine that may one day lead to all sorts of cures for all sorts of diseases. Why, just the other day, we discovered a familial attraction to lead. Show More Summary


Rahm playing to the anti-police crowd, gets brought up short by reality: A white, plainclothes police officer on duty in a black neighborhood who was videotaped saying, “Mike Brown deserved it” will lose about a week’s vacation and be...Show More Summary


Funny pic: DNAInfo has a story up - 336 people shot in August : Across the city at least 336 people were shot during August, a 12 percent increase from the same month last year.Based on DNAinfo's count, compiled through a combination of FOIA requests to police and in-house record-keeping, 336 people were shot during August in 257 separate incidents. Show More Summary

Deadly Wednesday

Congratulations CompStat! (warning - paywall story) A teen in a park on the West Side. Two men in their 30s in Uptown on the North Side. A woman in her 20s in the South Side's Morgan Park neighborhood.Chicago's most recent spasm of violence touched all corners of the city.On Wednesday alone, eight people were shot to death in homicides. Show More Summary


Amazing - run guns and get probation : In giving probation with no jail time to a Milwaukee man charged with 55 counts of buying firearms with fake identification and dealing them without a license, a federal judge delivered a message:"People kill people," U.S. Show More Summary

How Difficult is This?

So many people claim we have a gun problem, so they make it harder for people to follow the rules to actually....follow the rules.Every gun we have bought has a serial number. And every time we buy a gun, we fill out a pile of paperwork.CPD has recovered some 4,800 guns so far this year that were used illegally. Show More Summary

Here It Comes!

How big is it? This big! Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history to raise enough money to make a major pension payment for police and firefighters next year, the mayor's CityShow More Summary

Tee Hee

Guess Rahm is glad the police were around this time, eh? Chaos erupted at a town hall meeting Wednesday night. It was supposed to be a discussion about the new budget, but when the topic of Dyett High School closing came up, protesters...Show More Summary

10-Hour Day Dead for 2016?

From the FOP site (click for full sized version): So, is this because of the manpower shortage? The equipment shortage? A supposed money shortage? A massive shortage of support within the Department?

Fox Lake Manhunt Continues

No word yet on arrests: As night fell, scores of police in Lake County were continuing to search for three people believed to be responsible for fatally shooting a police lieutenant Tuesday morning, while residents of the small village...Show More Summary

People Don't Want to be the Police?

Why ever would that be? Police murders are up and police recruits are down. CBS 2’s [...] shows us the struggles. In Chicago and many other American cities, it seems to be getting harder and harder to recruit police officers. Applications have been going down dramatically in recent years. Show More Summary

Look at that Market Go

Guess we won't be retiring tomorrow : Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.The sell-off adds to what has been a difficult few weeks for U.S. Show More Summary

Gun Offenders Free

Once again, Garry hits uncomfortably close to the heart of the matter - and the heart of the democratic party in Cook County: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are “doing a pretty good job” getting guns...Show More Summary

Glad That's Settled

We know where the Department stands at least : Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that he thinks a commander and an officer were justified in fatally shooting a driver over the weekend — despite new restrictions on cops firing into vehicles. Show More Summary

Again, Nothing Learned

You'd think that after the bottle-water-tax debacle, someone at City Hall might have pointed out how much money was lost. Nope : It looks like a proposed penny-an-ounce tax on sugary soft drinks just might be working its way onto the smorgasbord of tax and fee increases served up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Ald. Show More Summary

Geez...Again with this Crap?

Mop-rah must be writing the headlines again : Autopsy: Man killed by police in Pilsen was shot in back Really? A 29-year-old man killed by Chicago Police early Saturday in the Pilsen neighborhood was shot in the back, an autopsy has found.The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him Sunday as Rafael A. Show More Summary

A Description....and a Sketch??

Didn't those racists over at the Tribune get the memo? A search is underway for a man police are calling “very dangerous” after they say he stabbed and sexually assaulted a woman during a home invasion Saturday afternoon in southwest...Show More Summary

Supporting the Chaplains

This coming Satuday: Chicago Wingfest, a Buffalo wing competition thrown by Rush Street/Division Street bars featuring live blues music, carnival games, craft beer and a flea market, returns on Saturday, 05 SEP! This year, the Wingfest sponsors have named Police Chaplains Ministry as one of only two charity partners. Show More Summary

What's This Shit?

Seriously? This gets media coverage? Hundreds of people rallied in downtown Chicago Saturday to protest killings of African Americans by police.Police officers patrolled as protesters marched from Federal Plaza to City Hall SaturdayShow More Summary

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